Greenrock IMPACT has a mission to build stronger, healthier and environmentally sustainable communities across the City of Toronto, which is exemplified through its support of local charities. Greenrock IMPACT empowers our residents, tenants and employees to truly make a difference, through local impactful initiatives.
Greenrock is a proud supporter of Casey House, which received a $20,000 donation after Greenrock residents voted it as one of the top five charities most deserving to receive a 20% portion of the $100,000 IMPACT Donation in 2018.
Casey House is the only hospital in the world that is a stand-alone medical facility dedicated to helping those who are coping with HIV/AIDS in a patient focused, holistic way, provided by their talented inter-professional team. They provide a variety of outreach and day programming, focused on a patient's long-term health at no cost to the patient. As well, they also distribute harm reduction kits, that are available privately and confidentially.
In early October, nine of Greenrock's staff were able to fill hundreds of these kits, which are an integral part in the overall harm reduction strategy for patients and community members. The staff at Casey House gave Greenrock an immersive and thorough tour of their facilities, highlighting the magnificent programs they provide. Such programs include, feeding over 150 meals daily, cooking classes, music therapy, career workshops and much more.
As we turn toward IMPACT's 2019 initiatives, our residents voice is more important than ever, deciding which five charities will receive a portion of $125,000 as part of this year's Resident Services IMPACT donation, as well as a $10,000 Commercial Services IMPACT donation. Voting is open to residents until November 8, 2019.
Since the day we opened our doors in 1988, it's been clear: Casey House is different. Yes, we are Canada's first and only stand-alone hospital for people with HIV/AIDS with a multi-disciplinary approach to health and well-being, but it's the way we treat our clients that sets us apart.