Project Description

Lumacare Client Emergency Response Fund

COVID-19 EMERGENCY RESPONSE FUND
Donate to help our vulnerable senior population.

Lumacare provides a diverse range of programs and services to older adults and their families in the North York community.  These programs range from social gatherings to essential programs and services that are the lifeline to our vulnerable community aging independently at home. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to make the difficult decision to close all Lumacare non essential programs and services in an effort to keep our seniors’ safe.

Lumacare serves upwards of 3,500 vulnerable clients and community members annually, whether through adult day programs, meals on wheels, transportation services, all the way up to assisted living services that check on the safety of older adults multiple times a day. Many of our clients are living in priority neighbourhoods without the ability to stockpile or go to the grocery store themselves. A big portion of the community we serve is now isolated at home (like many of us), however they may not have the needed resources for daily living. Currently, seniors have been advised to self isolate and remain in their home without interacting with others for non-essential reasons. Seniors are being advised to seek support online, over the phone, and have others complete essential errands for them. Today, more than any day, these seniors need your help! 

The staff at Lumacare have come together in an effort to act quickly and swiftly to get needed resources into the hands of our community members. Between March 16, 2020 – May 3, 2020 Lumacare is asking for the community to come together in support of Lumacare’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund. During the campaign period between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Lumacare will be on Campus located at 155 Deerhide Cres, North York to accept unused donations that will go directly into the hands of our clients. Please review the list of items we are currently asking for your help to procure, and they will be hand delivered throughout this week and beyond as long as there is a need. Please give Farhin a call at 647-262-4597 when you get here and we can ensure your donation is dropped off ensuring everyone’s safety.

Acceptable donations:

  • non perishable food
  • toiletries
  • adult incontinence garments
  • cleaning and disinfectant products
  • toilet and tissue paper
  • bottled water
  • single serve beverages i.e. Gatorade
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Gift cards

Please do not donate any used or open items. We will also not be accepting any fabric donations (towels, clothing etc.).

As always, the work we do is only possible through the dedication and support from our community members and donors. Please consider making a financial donation to Lumacare’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, where every dollar will go directly back into the community, as soon as possible. You can make an online donation here (just make sure to write COVID in the description so we know which fund to direct it to).

Thank you in advance for your consideration, and for showing up for the community when our vulnerable population needs us the most.

If you are a client or caregiver, or a senior in need in the North York community, please reach out to us at 416-398-5511  or email info@lumacare.ca. We are here to help you find the resources you need, and get through this altogether.

From the Lumacare family,
stay safe, and let’s flatten the curve!