Ivon Kemper is no ordinary volunteer. She has lived around the world with her diplomat husband, and she brings a global perspective to volunteering at New Circles.
Maggie Hayes takes no credit for goodness, although as a donor to New Circles, she is doing great good.
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.
(CBC - April 2017) Vicky Vo says choosing the perfect prom dress for her big night last year was overwhelming. Never mind the extensive colour palette to choose from — the 18-year-old was also looking for the perfect style. But thanks to Toronto charity New Circles, she had the help of a personal shopper as well as a fully-funded outfit.
(Global - April 2017) It’s prom season, an exciting time in the lives of teens, but for many it can also be stressful since the average cost of attending is more than $500.
(Huffington Post - June 2017) Prom: it's the finale of your high school career. A night they say you'll remember forever. So for that, you gotta look good, right? Right.
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.
The retail industry may be disrupted, but it is certainly not collapsing. This was a key message at a recent roundtable that brought together retailers and non-profits to discuss how community-based training initiatives can help fill the hiring gap.
Do you have high-end clothing and accessories to donate, but aren't sure if they're appropriate for GLOW? With the new Pay It Forward program, you can drop off designer items to our partner Flair Trade - and 70% of the sale proceeds will go right back to GLOW!