Servings of Hope Event Surpasses Fundraising Goal


TORONTO — The Covenant House Toronto’s Servings of Hope fundraiser dinners, held at participating Toronto restaurants this summer, surpassed the organization’s goal of raising more than $20,000 for sex-trafficking victims in Toronto.

The series was initiated by Le Neuf Café owner Fouzia Boukantar, who hosted two Servings of Hope dinners at her restaurant earlier this summer.

“We are just overwhelmed by the response,” says Boukantar. “There is clearly an appetite to support this critical initiative in Toronto and we’ll continue to work to inspire other restaurants to get on board.”

Last Thursday, Stori Aperitivo Bar hosted the group’s third gathering, where 50 guests took part in an evening of glamour and fine dining, along with providing generous donations to the Covenant House Toronto.

At the dinner, Bryce C. Douglas of Manitou Investment Management presented a donation — bringing the total raised to more than $27,000.

“We are so grateful to this group for their exceptional dedication to this cause and concern for the young women who fall victim to this heinous crime,” says Covenant House executive-director, Bruce Rivers. “We greatly appreciate the ongoing support from caring community members such as them to help us in our efforts.”

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