Greetings to all of you from Not Just Tourists Toronto:
In March of 2004 NJTT sent its first suitcase of humanitarian medical aid to Cuba. Since then our organization has grown rapidly. Last year travellers took a record 335 suitcases of aid with them and we are on track to easily exceed that number this year. In addition we have sent some items in bulk. Two weeks ago we sent out approximately 1,000 kilograms that way. Those items will travel to Holguin, Cuba in a shipping container.
We’re once again very busy even though we are just entering the high travel season. All of our work has always been done on a volunteer basis and since we began we have attracted a lot of wonderful and dedicated people to do that work. We are now hoping to find still more volunteers.
We’d be content with just two or three hours per month of someone’s time although if you have still more time to give we’d be delighted. If you have been thinking about helping us out then hopefully this message will give you a bit of a nudge. If you are already volunteering with NJTT then perhaps you know of someone else who would also give us some of their time and energy. There are some tasks that can be done at home for those of you who live far from our Scarborough depot. You certainly don’t have to be a nurse or doctor either, though we’d love to find additional medical people to supervise our sorting/packing sessions.
If you can help then please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at
(416) 234 9658 and leave a message.
Bob Biderman for NJTT