Oshawa resident fundraising to beautify Micro-Homes

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Published May 11, 2022 at 11:22 am

An Oshawa resident has started a gofundme to purchase 10 planters for the new Oshawa micro-homes south of downtown.

“As a community, we should be very proud of the micro-homes initiative and the principle behind the project,” said Christie McLardie (@christiebabble). “The objective is to provide each resident a planter for their porch as a welcome gift from the Oshawa & extended community.”

Less than 24 hours after she launched the gofundme, McLardie reached her target of $500. She said she hopes to get the planters in place this month, after the Victoria Day long weekend.

The Oshawa Micro-Homes Pilot Project aims to bridge the gap from homelessness to permanent housing. “Everyone deserves a place to call home,” noted Durham Region Chair John Henry.

The homes are located on the north side of Olive Avenue between Simcoe Street and Ritson Road on regionally owned lands. They will be there for about five years until a permanent location is found.

If you wish to donate to the project, here’s the link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/planters-for-new-oshawa-microhomes

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