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Two Toronto men have died in the past 48 hours due to a dangerous cold snap that’s produced wind chills as low as -24℃. Their deaths have called attention the lack of resources available to the city’s most vulnerable residents. Mayor John Tory has issued an extreme cold weather alert, opening up 24 hour warming shelters and adding emergency shelter beds — but these measures are temporary.

BuzzBuzzHome has teamed up with Spring Reality and Sage Real Estate to collect blankets, warm clothes and monetary donations for local homeless shelters. From now until midnight on Friday, participants can drop off supplies at four locations around Toronto. Use the hashtag #REALgiving to spread the word and share your experience.

Suggested items: blankets, coats, socks, long underwear, sweaters, long sleeve shirts, hats, gloves, scarves, sleeping bags, hand/foot warmers, toiletries.

You can also donate online by clicking here.

Help save a life this winter — stop by one of these locations during business hours to drop off a monetary donation or winter clothing:

BuzzBuzzHome– Downtown

333 Adelaide St. West, Suite 600

Toronto, Ontario, M5V 1R5

(416) 944 2899

Spring Realty Inc – East Side

63 Colgate Ave,

Toronto, ON M4M 0B1

(416) 434 1511

Sage Real Estate – West Downtown

Donations accepted Friday, January 9th from 9-5 PM

777 Richmond Street West – 2nd floor

(416) 483 8000

Sage Real Estate – Midtown

1820 Bayview Avenue – Mezzanine Level

(416) 483 8000

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