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23 02, 2015

Charities get ready for the spotlight at next week’s Blues Bash

February 23rd, 2015|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , |

Read the full article at the Auroran. Download the print-friendly PDF here. Blue Door Shelters would love to be able to put up an “out of business” sign, but the sad truth is reality will not let that dream come to pass. The non-profit, which operates shelters for youth, men and families across York Region is one of two charities to benefit from this year’s Aurora Winter Blues Festival, which kicks off next Thursday, February 19, with the Blues Bash at the Aurora Cultural Centre. The Blues Bash is a way to showcase not only up and coming talent, as [...]

19 11, 2014

Anne Chery, Blue Doors Volunteer highlighted in City Life Magazine

November 19th, 2014|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , , |

Download the print-friendly PDF here. After retiring from a career in health services, Anne Chery, 63, followed in her family’s altruistic footsteps by volunteering her time in the donations room at Blue Door Shelters, a safe haven for women, men and children who are homeless or are at risk of losing their homes. As the only family shelter in York Region, Blue Door had to turn away 5,845 individuals last year due to a lack of available beds, says United Way York Region. What motivated you to become a volunteer? "I grew up in a family where it was just [...]

19 06, 2014

Blue Doors Shelter honours volunteers

June 19th, 2014|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , |

Read the full article at yorkregion.com. Download the print-friendly PDF here. For 32 years, Blue Door Shelters has been an integral part of our community, providing emergency shelter for the homeless of York Region. As a non-profit organization serving some 1,500 people each year, comprising families, men and youth, the agency reaches out to the community for donations and other assistance. Last week at its annual general meeting in East Gwillimbury, Blue Door executive director Anne Stubley and staff also hosted an inaugural barbecue to thank those individuals and organizations whose support not only helps Blue Door and its clients [...]