In 2019 PULP: Reclaimed Materials Art & Design raised $3100 from PULP: art party to support Jubilee Designs, a Yonge Street Mission initiative focused on providing employment opportunities for homeless and at-risk youth, by up-cycling gifts and decor.
Every dollar goes toward providing at-risk street youth with employment opportunities at Jubilee Designs.
You may donate through website or on YSM’s website if you need a tax receipt (below).
THROUGH OUR WEBSITE
- If using a credit card, you DO NOT need a PayPal account to donate.
- If PayPal is not letting you pay without logging in it’s because you have an existing PayPal account, please use a different email address or retrieve your password.
- If you do not have a credit card, Paypal can also be linked directly to your bank account.
Donate online through the Yonge Street Mission website, ysm.ca/donate. In the donation form there is a question “What prompted your decision to donate today?” please select “Other” and type Jubilee Designs in the free form box (otherwise we won’t know it’s through us).
Street-Involved Youth Are Artists
Jubilee Designs employs homeless and at-risk youth to lead workshops as well as create handmade, one of a kind products. The work with their youth employees on their personal and professional goals while giving them employment experience in a positive and familiar environment. Their goal is to encourage natural talents while also helping our employees gather skills and experiences that will help them excel in the workforce. Check out the youth testimonials on their website.
Jubilee Design Workshop
Rob Vanderveer is a familiar face at the Evergreen Centre’s art room. He is a graffiti artist and loves painting in different media. Joining us for the third year in a row, Rob will be doing live grafitti painting at PULP : art party 2019 on reclaimed materials.
Rob Vanderveer at PULP : art party 2018
What The YSM Evergreen Centre for Street-Involved Youth will do with your contributions
This is the fourth year PULP will be contributing funds to and working with YSM Evergreen Centre for Street Youth.
So far, PULP raised over $5000 for the centre. In the summer of 2016, Art Director Sharon Abel, Marketing & Administration Coordinator Ainsley Boyd, and Supervisor Aleke Dekker started work on the project. Using PULP’s donation they were able to launch a pilot project to create a social enterprise out of Evergreen: Jubilee Designs. This is a design and decor business idea that is founded on the creativity and resilience of the centre’s youth. Youth are able to focus on their primary goals such as mental health or housing stability, while working a few hours a week in a supportive and creative environment. They create beautiful decorations and accessories using discarded and re-purposed material, which are sold on their website.
Sharon & Ainsley