As a response to the massive shutdown of frontline services and a lack of basic needs for Indigenous houseless folks, Toronto Indigenous Harm Reduction (TIHR) began in April 2020 to provide basic needs, access to critical health support & Covid-19 testing, harm reduction supplies, sexual, reproductive health and prenatal support, traditional medicines, traditional food, expressive arts, and ceremony to some of our most vulnerable people.
TIHR aims to reduce the negative impacts of substance use and other stigmatized behaviours and experiences through culture and unconditional support. TIHR is an entirely queer and Two-Spirit Indigenous collective founded by Nanook Gordon, co led by Brianna Olson Pitawanakwat and Lua Mondor and supported by Dashmaawaan Bemadzinjin (They feed the people) and countless volunteers 1.
For the months of June to July, The Herb Depot will be collecting donations at checkout in increments of 5%, 10%, or 15% of your purchase amount, or a custom amount up to the full amount of your purchase (100%). 100% of collections will be donated to Toronto Indigenous Harm Reduction.
Alternatively, you can directly donate to their Go Fund Me or through their website, both linked below.
Go Fund Me: https://bit.ly/34ySmV4
For the months of November and December, The Herb Depot will be collecting donations at checkout in increments of 5%, 10%, or 15% of your purchase amount, or a custom amount up to the full amount of your purchase (100%). 100% of collections will be donated to Black Youth Helpline.
Youth founded and youth centred, Black Youth Helpline is grounded in values of respect, education, and health to aid in "productive futures for Canada’s children and youth" (1).
Toll-free: 1-833-294-8650 everyday from 9am-10pm
Raised $355.56 - An amazing turn out!! Thank you for all your donations!
Sundance Harvest, a youth and femme-led urban community farm spearheaded by Cheyenne Sundance. All proceeds will go to support her work in Indigenous land sovereignty, Black Food Sovereignty, educating the community on urban farming and food justice, and to aid Cheyenne in opening her rural farm!
100% of donations collected by The Herb Depot for the month of August will be donated to Sundance Harvest.
$77.78 raised - thank you to all donations for our very first drive to Sundance Harvest!