Sunday, June 13, 2010
One HOT Day is your opportunity to get together with other UJA Impact Toronto (ages 25-40) volunteers to meet, have fun and do Mitzvot all across our community.  We’re very excited to have 14 projects for our volunteers to choose from on June 13th.
All One HOT Day registered volunteers are invited for Brunch at JUMP (Jewish Urban Meeting Place) on Sunday June 13th from 11am to 1pm (1992 Yonge St – just north of Davisville).

Also, all One HOT Day volunteers are welcome to join our after program Mix & Mingle gathering on Wednesday June 16th beginning at 8pm at The Fox & The Fiddle (1535 Yonge Street - just North of St. Clair).  Come by and hang out with your fellow project volunteers, as well as those who volunteered on other projects.

Please choose ONE of the following projects
Please keep in mind that spots are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to get your choice in early to avoid disappointment:

UJA Partner* Agencies and Programs:

*Partner does not denote a legal partner relationship. All Partner Agencies and Programs receive funding from UJA Federation.

Zareinu 13th Annual Move-a-Thon Festival

Location: Downsview Park (Volunteers check in near festival entrance, John Drury Dr., off Sheppard between Allen Rd. and Keele St.)

Time: 8:30am to 12pm

Volunteer at the Zareinu Move-a-Thon, an extraordinary ride, run, walk and family entertainment event including music, carnival rides, games, performers, food and much more. It’s the largest annual fundraising event for the Zareinu Educational Centre. This year, our volunteers with help as Marshals along the route and then all of our volunteers will work together at the New Spin Master Play Zone.

To learn more about the Move-a-Thon visit

Volunteers Needed - 10



Location #1: 437 Wilson Avenue, Apt #2 (West of Bathurst, East of Allen Rd.)

Location #2: 38 Clifton Ave. (Between Sheppard & Finch, just east of Allen Rd.)

Location #3: 4 Cedarsprings Grove, 2nd floor main door (South of Finch, between Allen Rd. & Bathurst St.)

Time: 9am to 1pm

Reena is a non-profit social service agency dedicated to supporting individuals with developmental disabilities. Established in 1973 by parents of children with developmental disabilities as an alternative to institutions, Reena creates an environment that respects and promotes dignity, individuality, independence and freedom of choice within a framework of Jewish culture and values. Although Reena is a Jewish agency, it is open to people of diverse religious groups and cultures, providing services to close to 1,000 adults and children with developmental disabilities.    

Come out and engage with the clients while helping out with yard clean up and planting outdoors. In case of inclement weather, the clean up and activities will move indoors.

To learn more about Reena, visit

Location #1: Volunteers Needed – 3

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Location #2: Volunteers Needed – 2

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Location #3: Volunteers Needed – 2

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Help Dig & Plant at The Kavanah Garden

Location: Joseph & Wolf Lebovic Campus

Time: 9:30am to 11:30am

The Kavanah Garden, the Jewish organic garden at the Lebovic Jewish Community Campus in Vaughan, actively engages community members in Tikkun Olam through hands-on programs rooted in Jewish environmental and agricultural wisdom. Come help us dig in compost, paint picnic tables, plant, and water, while learning a little of what Judaism teaches us about our relationship with the natural world. 

For more information on the organization, visit

Volunteers Needed – 10


Care for your Kehilla, Avenal Building

Location: 262 Ridley Blvd. (Avenue Rd. and Wilson)

Time: 10am to 1pm

Kehilla buildings provide assisted housing to community members who need a helping hand.  We will be helping to fix up their front and rooftop gardens, so dress appropriately.

To learn more about Kehilla, visit

Volunteers Needed – 10

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JIAS (Jewish Immigrant Aid Services) Jump Start Workshop

Location: Lipa Green Centre – Rooms 2 & 3 (4600 Bathurst Street)

Time: 10am to 12:30pm

JIAS supports and integrates new immigrants to Canada.  JumpStart is a program of JIAS Toronto that serves to connect Jewish professionals to meaningful employment.  Come out and lend your invaluable knowledge of the Canadian workplace to these newcomers through a fun and interesting workshop, including ice breakers, employment skills development and job interview preparation.

Volunteers Needed – 5


Bernard Betel Centre

Location: 1003 Steeles Ave. West (parking lot on east side of building)

Time: 1pm to 3pm

The Bernard Betel Centre for Creative Living is a learning and wellness centre, funded by UJA Federation, committed to maximizing the quality of life for seniors in the community and reflecting Jewish values.

Come out and make some new friends with the seniors as we play a variety of games with them.

Volunteers Needed – 6

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Just A Second Shop (Jewish Family & Child)

Location: 4117 Bathurst Street

Time: 1pm to 3pm

Just A Second Shop is a consignment store, made possible through various private and corporate donations of personal and home décor items, books and supplies.  Come help sort through and organize donations throughout the shop.

For more information on the organization, please visit

Volunteers Needed – 5

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Community Wide Projects:

Help At Eva's Phoenix

Location: 11 Ordanance Street (near Strachan Ave. & King St. West)

Time: 10am to 1pm

Eva’s Phoenix is part of a larger organization called Eva’s Initiatives, which operates three youth shelters, namely Eva’s Phoenix, Eva’s Satellite and Eva’s Place.

Eva’s Phoenix is a transitional housing and training program for street-involved youth, and offers long term shelter (up to one year) for 50 youth ages 16-24.  There is a focus on developing independent living skills through innovative programs.

Come help with painting and light maintenance around the facility, including fixing a fence, cleaning various areas and pulling down a shelter.

To learn more about the organization, visit

Volunteers Needed - 8

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Lend A Hand To Our Furry Friends at the Toronto Wildlife Centre

Location: 60 Carl Hall Road, Unit 4 (Sheppard & Keele – in Downsview Park)

Time: 10am to 4pm

The Toronto Wildlife Centre rescues wildlife in distress and provides medical care and rehabilitation to sick, injured and orphaned wild animals.

Come out to help build cages for small animals including songbirds.

Volunteers Needed – 20


Boost Child Abuse Prevention & Intervention

Location: 890 Yonge Street, 11th Floor (Yonge & Church/Davenport)

Time: 10:30am to 1:30pm

Boost is the only organization in the city wholly dedicated to eliminating abuse and violence in children’s lives through timely, specialized intervention and prevention services.  They have been serving the community for more than 27 years, where the primary prevention programs are endorsed by public, private and separate school boards.

Come help organize & sort resource material in the Assessment & Treatment Program, and organize/sanitize the children’s play/toy room.

For more information on BOOST, please visit

Volunteers Needed – 10

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Help At Eva’s Place

Location: 360 Lesmill Road (401 & Leslie)

Time: 11am to 3pm

Eva’s Place is a co-ed shelter which operates on a 24 hour basis and services youth between the ages of 16-21.The residents of Eva’s Place have access to many different types of services, including The Family Reconnect and Independent Living Programs.

Come help run an outdoor Mini-Olympics event.  Our volunteers will help to run the stations, play with the kids and help with the barbeque.

To learn more about Eva’s Place visit

Volunteers Needed – 8

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Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada’s Heel ‘N’ Wheel-A-Thon

Location: Sunnybrook Park (Leslie & Eglinton)

Time: 11am to 3pm

The Heel ‘N’ Wheel-A-Thon is a fun, family event where participants can walk, ride, in-line skate, or do anything that involves their “heels” or “wheels”.  Volunteers are needed to help out at the route stations.

For more information on the organization and the event, please visit

Volunteers Needed - 10

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The Good Shepherd Centre

Location: 412 Queen Street East

Time: 11:30am to 2:30pm

Good Shepherd is a charity that offers food, shelter, clothing and more to anyone in need.  Services are offered free of charge, in a spirit of compassion, trust, acceptance and respect, where you can help to give dignity and hope to those most in need. 

One of our projects will be to help prepare and serve breakfast, while a second group of volunteers will help to fix up the garden across the street at the Barrett House.

Volunteers Needed - 10

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Location: 58 Sandringham Drive (near Wilson & Yonge Blvd.)

Time: 9:30am to 12:00pm

Ve’ahavta is a Canadian humanitarian and relief organization that is motivated by the Jewish value of tzedakah – the obligation to do justice – by assisting the needy locally and abroad through volunteerism, education, and acts of kindness, while building bridges between Jews and other peoples, worldwide.

Ve’ahavta believes that one approach to relieving the devastating effects of poverty is proper access to education. In communities in countries such as Zimbabwe, Guyana and Argentina, children are unable to attend school because their parents cannot afford to pay for the required uniforms and educational supplies.

As an organization, Ve’ahavta is embarking on a campaign that will provide education kits that contain the supplies necessary for a single child’s academic year. These kits will relieve one of the family’s financial obstacles to providing their children with the education needed to battle poverty.  Come out and help assemble these Kinder Kits.

For more information on Ve’ahavta, please visit

Volunteers Needed - 10


If you have any questions, please contact Saleena Shareef or 416-635-2883 ext. 5244

One HOT Day Chair: Marissa Verskin
Hands On Toronto Chairs: Harvey Cayne & Zvia Grinspan


Impact Toronto's mission is to connect Jews in Toronto between the ages of 25-40 to the community through philanthropic, volunteer and social opportunities.
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