Saturday, 5 January 2008

Not Just Tourists Toronto needs donated space

From the January 3, 2008 Social Justice News from the Centre for Social Justice:

Not Just Tourists Toronto

This is a reminder that Not Just Tourists Toronto is now more desperate than ever in our quest to find donated space to house our project.

We collect surplus medicines and medical supplies along with used suitcases. We put the two together and send ten kilos of humanitarian aid with tourists as they travel to developing countries, particularly Cuba.

We need 750 to 1000 square feet of donated space in which we can sort and store donated materials & suitcases and to pack them for tourists. The suitcases are then moved off premises to private homes where tourists pick them up.

We need access to the space during the day and for one or two evenings a week till 10:00pm when 6-8 volunteers are involved in our work.

Last year we salvaged 4.6 tonnes of material that were destined for land-fill and sent much-needed donations to developing countries in the Caribbean, South America, Asia, and Africa.

You can learn more about Not Just Tourists Toronto by visiting our web site at

This project will cease to exist unless we find suitable donated space by January 31, 2008.

Contact: Bill Howes, (416) 485-0175; email:

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