Rogers Cell Phones

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Rogers cell phone dealers from various cities around the country donate cell phones and start-up phone cards to people who cannot afford them. Participants include those searching for employment and families with children. For many of them, these phones become a lifeline—literally.

This unique initiative started with a generous donation of surplus cell phones (and phone cards) from Toronto’s largest cell phone retail distributor – UPTOWN Communications. We offered this immediately to all our employment basics programs (clients, placements) because we know that having access to a phone while job hunting is essential . And for our clients with children, a phone provides peace of mind and added safety knowing they can be reached at any time. Cell phones are a “life line” and providing this invaluable tool for FREE provides immeasurable benefits to our clients.

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This is a full-day workshop for people on employment assistance that prepares them for transitioning into the workforce. We offer job-specific clothing, personal care items and first impression training for job seekers. Participants gain hands-on experience that enhances their self-esteem and in turn, employability, by getting the tools and tips they need to make that critical positive first impression on future employers. They also leave the workshop with four-to-six new work-related clothing items and a gift bag full of personal care items.

 

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This includes Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSB) job training placement for people with intellectual and/or physical challenges who are training in basic work skills. Participants come to us to learn basic back-to-work skills in the warehouse, boutique or administrative capacities. They gain the confidence and experience needed to help secure and maintain a job.

 

 

 

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This program collects and distributes brand-new children’s clothing and other basic-needs items to social service agencies and programs working with children in Toronto facing abuse, poverty, homelessness, parental drug abuse and crime, immigration and settlement. The agencies working with these children (and in many cases, their families as well) face multiple challenges, and the clothing and other basic-needs items we provide for the children are crucial not only for fostering pride and self-esteem, but also for participation in school activities.

 

 

 

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Our dress boutique sells brand new designer wedding and prom dresses at a discount while offering hands-on employment training to marginalized job seekers.

 

 

 

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Rogers cell phone dealers from various cities around the country donate cell phones and start-up phone cards to people who cannot afford them. Participants include those searching for employment and families with children. For many of them, these phones become a lifeline—literally.

Learn More