Mississauga, ON (September 10, 2021) – Services and Housing In the Province (SHIP) has gratefully accepted a generous donation made by BLT Construction Services (BLT). The contribution will fund a van that will support hundreds of clients in accessing food security, transportation, wellness, medical appointments, housing and employment searches, and community engagement. Additionally, BLT’s donation will support the purchase of 100 Client New Home Start Up Kits, which include beds, dressers, sofas, tables and chairs, kitchen supplies, pantry items, and microwaves.

“Community donations and partnerships have been supporting SHIP in strengthening the sustainability and wellness of the organization’s clients, programs and projects for many years. We are very fortunate to have partners such as BLT that care to support the communities around them. Our thanks goes out to them and their supporters”, says SHIP Acting CEO Lesley Nagoda.

Chair of the Board Louise Kindree says, “With allies in housing support such as BLT, we are optimistic in our mission to provide wellness resources to those that need it. BLT’s contribution will go a long way in supporting our programs and clients. We are extremely grateful.”

Building Blocks of Hope Initiative

SHIP is among a number of other organizations fortunate enough to receive funding from BLT. BLT has raised the funding for its donations through its Building Blocks of Hope fundraising initiative, an initiative aimed to support Canadian charities that provide support and access to housing for people experiencing homelessness. BLT has partnered with charities across Eastern Canada where they have built pandemic response structures and field hospitals. Their campaign goal was to raise $500,000 by February 25th, 2021, which they were successful in reaching. 100% of all contributions will be donated to their charitable recipients.

We want to highlight a very special thank you to those that went above and beyond when contributing to the Building Blocks of Hope Initiative:

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Click here if you would like to learn more about BLT Construction Services and their Building Blocks of Hope Initiative.



SHIP Background

Services and Housing In the Province (SHIP) has operated as one of the largest non-profit supportive housing providers in Ontario for almost thirty years. Our organization has long been a champion of housing and is known as an innovative, responsive leader to support vulnerable populations in the housing, mental health and addiction sector.

Supporting the well-being of residents in our communities is the foundation by which SHIP guides further development of housing and services. Our strong community presence, responsiveness, varied housing and service options, commitment to diversity, quality and safety allow us to take a stance and has earned us credibility in the various communities we serve.


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