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Yellow Brick House’s Second Shelter from the Storm

April 11, 2012 by  
Filed under Special Features

Vivian Risi“It was way overdue,” says Vivian Risi, president and broker of record of Royal LePage – Your Community Reality, and chair of YBH’s Second Shelter – Second Chances Capital Campaign. She explains how the original site – which has served the community for over 30 years – was performing admirably, considering its modest resources. Despite its welcoming nature, the shelter had no choice but to turn away over 500 women and children every year because of its limited capacity. “They couldn’t house them, they couldn’t help them, because they were always full.”
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10th Annual COSTI Golf Tournament

August 12, 2011 by  
Filed under People & Places

COSTI GolfHosted by football player Damon Allen, the 10th Annual COSTI Golf Tournament at DiamondBack Golf Club was a day of exciting contests and skills competitions. The tournament, followed by an auction and gourmet dinner, helped raise over $20,000 for COSTI’s youth services, including the arts therapy program and the renovation of COSTI’s 50-bed shelter in Toronto. With the help of many generous sponsors, donors, and participants, this year’s event was a huge success. Read more