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Veahavta: the Canadian Jewish Humanitarian and Relief Committee is a

charitable social service organization founded in 1996 that is dedicated to promoting


positive change in the lives of people of all faiths who are marginalized by poverty locally
and nationally. Veahavta clients include homeless individuals, Aboriginal communities, as
well as others facing social inequities and lack of health-promotion resources. On the
global stage, Veahavta is committed to international aid and crisis response.
Veahavta derives its name and mission from the Torahs commandment, veahavta
lrayacha kamocha love your neighbor as you would love yourself. It is our obligation
and privilege to reach out with compassion to those who are most vulnerable regardless of
race, religion, or nationality. Veahavtas innovative programs aim to break barriers, restore
human dignity, foster inclusivity, and empower marginalized individuals to break the cycle
of poverty and fulfill their unique human potential.
THE TRAGEDY OF A LACK OF EDUCATION
Education is our societys most powerful tool for giving children the means to be successful and
contribute to society. Children in poverty, however, frequently do not have access to the same
educational and developmental resources as their counterparts from higher-income families. When
we put education first, we can reduce poverty, end wasted potential, and look forward to stronger
and better societies for all.
10% of Canadian households live below the low income cut off
1 in 6 children in Canada lives in poverty
150,000,000 children around the world grow up illiterate
The Greater Toronto Area is now the child poverty capital of Ontario,
50% of Ontarios children in poverty now live in the GTA
(Childrens Aid Society, Child Poverty in the GTA report)
VEAHAVTA : WHO WE ARE
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ABOUT THE KINDER KIT PROJECT:
Many families cannot afford the costs associated with attending school, such as buying a
uniform or purchasing school supplies. Without the proper tools to learn, a childs chance
at success is dramatically decreased. The Kinder Kit Project provides school kits (backpacks
with school supplies and other essential items) to underprivileged children, locally and
around the world. The kits contain the necessary supplies for a childs academic year. From
2009 to 2013, Veahavta has distributed over 65,000 Kinder Kits locally and to 10
countries around the world.
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EACH KINDER KIT CONTAINS:
1 BACKPACK
2 EXERCISE BOOKS
5 PENS
5 PENCILS
1 ERASER
1 PENCIL SHARPENER
1 RULER
1 PENCIL CASE
Jewish Family & Child Services
Flemington Neighborhood Services
New Circle
Childrens Aid Society
Evangel Hall
The Learning Enrichment Foundation
The Davenport-Perth Neighborhood &
Community Health Centre
Attawapiskat First Nation
Wabaseemoong Independent Nations
The Kenora Chiefs Advisory
Haiti
Kenya
Guyana
numerous Jewish & public schools
in the GTA
PREVIOUS RECIPIENTS INCLUDE:
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We assist some of the poorest families in the GTA. Many of which have difficulties providing basic needs such as food,
clothing and shelter. Thus, purchasing backpacks and school supplies is just not realistic for most. We were able to help
many of our families thanks to Veahavtas support by providing much needed school supplies for children who would
otherwise have nothing.
Krista Umerah, Childrens Aid Society of Toronto
GIVE A CHILD A CHANCE.

GIVE A CHILD THE
TOOLS TO LEARN.
$13,000
TOTAL PER KINDER KIT: $18
ANNUAL KI NDER KI T BUDGET
TOTAL BUDGET: $39,500
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$1,000 will provide backpacks for 250 Kinder Kits
$2,500 will provide 145 Kinder Kits to local social service agencies
$4,000 will provide 225 Kinder Kits to an Aboriginal reserve
$9,000 will provide 500 Kinder Kits to underprivileged children
in Toronto Jewish Day schools
$13,000 will cover the material cost of the Kinder Kits Project for one year
(based on a distribution of 2,200 Kinder Kits)
*Sponsorships above $5,000 are eligible for Veahavtas gala sponsor benefits
SUPPORT OPTIONS:
YOUR GENEROSITY MAKES A POWERFUL IMPACT!
VEAHAVTA: THE CANADIAN JEWISH HUMANITARIAN & RELIEF COMMITTEE
200 Bridgeland Avenue, Unit D - Toronto, Ontario M6A 1Z4
www.veahavta.org TEL: 416 - 964 - 7698 FAX: 416 - 964 - 6582
Charitable Registration # BN 99 904 2439 RR0001
MATERIALS
$2,500 SHIPPING $12,000 RENT (STORAGE)
$5,000
CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION
$5,000 VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT $2,000 MARKETING & PROMOTIONS
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