Art Show & Fundraiser (To Support The 100 Blessing Bags Project)

The Beatitudes Movement Presents: 
ART SHOW & FUNDRAISER - To Support The 100 Blessing Bags Project -

Sat, Nov 18th, 2017
The Dock on Queen - 932 Queen St E, Toronto
Proceeds from the event went to the 100 Blessing Bags Project 

The Beatitudes Movement raised funds to provide 100 Blessing Bags to 100 women and men on the streets of Toronto. 
Each Blessing Bag includes: socks, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo/conditioner, soap, face towel, tissues, pads (for the women), deodorant, lip balm, gloves, comb, snacks, inspirational notes and other essentials! 

Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy local art, and live music, and supported The 100 Blessing Bags Project! Together we are making a difference and blessing the lives of others! 

Thank you to the performers: 
The Misfit Pipers (with Meghan Wankel)
Giovanna Galuppo
Kalyna Rakel

Thank you to the artists for sharing their talent:
Giovanna Galuppo
Nicole Mandelis
Michael McQuade (Dope Hieroglyphic)
Nyle Johnston
Cari Flammia
Erin F
Elsabet Wubie
Weil Lual
Kamoy Williams

Thank you to The Dock on Queen, Mimi Émilie O'Bonsawin and team for supporting this initiative and allowing us to use the space! 

~ ~ One deed can change everything ~ ~

Photos below courtesy of Snapd Queen

First Nations, Métis, & Inuit Celebration + Fundraiser

On Saturday, April 29th, 2017 we gathered at Jal Gua Organic Cafe for an amazing day and unique opportunity to come together and celebrate Indigenous music, traditions, culture, and food! We also had inspiring speakers sharing their personal stories and experiences.

Proceeds from the event went to support two Indigenous organizations in Toronto: 
Native Women's Resource Centre of Toronto
Na-Me-Res (Native Men's Residence)
Funds raised also support and stand with:
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe #NODAPL #WaterIsLife 

Indigenous performances and speakers:
Aqua Nibii Waawaaskone
Toby Sick's
Kara Jade
Mimi O'Bonsawin
Elder Dr. Bob Phillips
John Lilbear Fox

"With all things and in all things, we are relatives." - Sioux Proverb

Thank you to everyone that came out to support!!

Below photo credit: | FB: | IG: @terryl_knox |

Photos below courtesy of Snapd, shot by Tony Toney. 

Donate Your Bras And Free The Girls!

On Saturday, February 4th, 2017 The Beatitudes Movement collected new and gently used bras to support Free The Girls: Fight Human Trafficking, an organization that helps provide jobs to women that have been rescued from sex trafficking. The bras are sent to Mozambique, Uganda, and El Salvador. The rescued women are then able to sell the bras, start their own entrepreneurial business, reintegrate back into society and become self sufficient. 

Performances by:
Maccie ( )
Danielle Pollari
Shanty Sweets Music

Special guest speakers:
Kimba Allen Langas, co-founder of Free The Girls: Fight Human Trafficking (via Skype)
Sahar Saidi, founder of LUS Brand
and more! 

Together we collected 432 bras! Thank you all for supporting and donating your bras. You are giving hope to women that have been rescued from sex trafficking! 


Thank you to Jal Gua Organic Cafe and Emmanuel Jal for allowing us to use the space for the event!

Thank you to photographer Wally Jay Parker for capturing the moment!


Photos below courtesy of Wally Jay Parker

Photos below courtesy of Gianmarco Policelli at Snapd 

Gifts-In-Kind Collection For Homeless Women And Children

The Beatitudes Movement launch event took place on Sat, Nov 19th, 2016 at Jal Gua Organic Cafe. We all came together for an evening of giving and blessings, with live music and guest speakers while collecting gifts-in-kind for homeless women and children.

Performances by: Lauren Margaret Marron and Claire Couturier, Domanique Grant, Ruth Mathiang, and XOLISA

Guest Speakers: Almerinda Colella from 416 Community Support For Women,  Princess from House of Daniel Fashions, and Emmanuel Jal (owner of Jal Gua cafe, peace activist, and musician).

Cake courtesy of Made by Moi, Cakes and photo magnets courtesy of Love Magnets

During the event we collected many essential items like clothes, women's toiletries (pads, shampoo, body wash, etc), and baby toiletries (diapers, wipes, etc) and also raised $355, which was used to purchase grocery gift cards for each shelter. The items and gift cards go to: Red Door Family Shelter, YWCA Toronto, 416 Community Support for Women, Sistering: A Woman's Place, WINGS Maternity Home, Nellie's Shelter, and Jessie's - The June Callwood Centre for Young Women.

Thank you to everyone who came out to support! Your contributions are a blessing to the women and children receiving them. Thank you to Jal Gua cafe for hosting us!