T.O Light the Night is a non-profit, social movement, which promotes social responsibility and civic engagement. By combining social media and interactive events, we provide young professionals the motivation, tools and network they need to take action on social causes. Our annual hallmark event, an interactive Scavenger Hunt held on Nuit Blanche allows Torontonians to engage with the all-night arts festival and help raise funds for several worthy causes.
Past beneficiaries include FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance, for which we were able to raise over $7500 towards the 2010 Pakistan Flood Relief Effort and attracted 53 Scavenger Hunt participants. Last year, we were hosted by ING Network Orange Space (Yonge/Dundas St) and drew a crowd over of 3000 people and 40 teams, which resulted in T.O Light the Night raising $9410 for our beneficiary, Second Harvest (see The Gallery for pictures from the event).
This year our chosen beneficiaries will be Jessie’s Center, Covenant House and SKETCH. Jessie’s Center and Covenant House advocate for homeless and vulnerable youth in Toronto by providing invaluable services particularly in housing, education, health and personal development support. SKETCH is an organization that creates opportunities for street youth and homeless individuals to engage in artistic endeavors in the community. This year we hope to raise over $20,000 for these worthwhile causes.
Stay tuned to The Blog to learn more about our exciting causes for 2012!