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New Circles will be closed for the holidays from Friday, December 22 to Tuesday, January 2, and will reopen on Wednesday, January 3.

Thousands of refugees and newcomers arriving in Toronto this year will not have adequate clothing for the coming season. Over the next four months, we plan to help roughly 8,000 people meet their need for warm winter clothing. And we need your help to do it.

How do you turn a passion for helping people into a career? Meet Kathleen, our new Clothing Programs and Special Initiatives Coordinator, who joined New Circles in September.

Thank you to everyone who signed up to be a donor this year. Recipient profiles and drop-off information will be sent to donors in early November.

Taking twists and turns through Africa, Europe, the United States, and finally, Canada, Bernadette’s story is one of resilience.

There were lots of smiling faces at Family Fun Day on July 13, when almost 250 New Circles clients and their family and friends joined us for an afternoon of games, prizes, food and more.

From dresses to accessories to elaborate “prom-posals,” prom is becoming an increasingly expensive experience for young people.

Olu describes walking through the door at New Circles as “life changing.” She was, she says, overwhelmed “with joy; with happiness.” It had been a long road to the front door of New Circles.

It takes a large network of people passionate about helping youth to stock the annual Prom Boutique with fashionable formal wear for the more than 500 teens who visit each year.

As the manager of New Circles’ employment training programs, Joanna Jaskielewicz works closely with clients, volunteer facilitators and program partners to deliver the Retail Foundations, Business Office Skills and Leaders in Service Training programs.

On March 2, New Circles opened its doors to local community service agencies. Eighty individuals from 45 different agencies attended information sessions, took tours through GLOW, and spent time networking with New Circles staff and other service providers.

On a sunny afternoon in February, fifteen newly-certified graduates from our retail training program gathered with family and friends to celebrate their success.

New Circles' GLOW clothing service is the largest clothing bank in Toronto. We help 12,000 people of all ages annually.