TENTS FROM TORONTO is a drive to ONLY collect new and
used tents for the flood victims of Pakistan. It is ONGOING event so you
can bring in the tents any time. We would like to collect the tents
till 12 of September and
then submit them to PIA.
You are requested to drop off as many tents as you can to the various
It is a volunteer initiative and PIA has kindly consented to fly those
tents to Pakistan.
In Pakistan RECDO and Rotary are on ground to receive the tents and send
them to the areas immediately.
The Pakistan Consulate will also keep bins to collect the tents. Drop
off locations will be updated as we get more volunteer support.
Drop off Locations;
In Mississauga Dixie/Lakeshore /Cawthra area
ASMA ARSHAD MAHMOOD
1070 Strathy Ave Mississauga
905 990 0358
In Mississauga Square One area
3880 duke of york suite 2810
number is: 647 203 1790
In Missisauga Dixie /Eglinton area
West end Drop off location: Kara Mia, 5120 Dixie Rd, Unit 4,
(North west corner of Dixie & Eglington)
For Ramadan: 5 PM-10 PM
After Eid: 11:30AM -10 PM
Erin Mills/Eglinton Area (Mississauga):
1675 The Chase Mississauga, ON, L5M 5Y7 Phone: 905-608-9900
Drop off anytime Tuesday-Sunday: 12:30-6:30
Unit 412, 8 Silver Maple Court, Ont L6T 4N6
416 268 6050/ 905 874 4071
80 Attview Crescent, Brampton L6P2R6
In Toronto ( only till friday)
575 Adelaide St W.
Toronto ON M6J 3R8
24 Wellesley St. West (2 mins from Wellesley TTC)
Abeera Saleem 16 Collingsbrook blvd, Scarborough,
2442 Nichoes Drive L6H 6T2 tel; 905 2577947
1200 St-Alexandre Montreal
Cell: +1 514 586 5971
5680 Daffodil Dr
West Vancouver, V7W 1P3
778 387 9474
Used tents are also available @
Mississauga woman holds drive for Pakistan
Published On Sun Aug 15 2010
Asma Mahmood can’t understand why there hasn’t been more urgent support
for the victims of the Pakistan floods.
So the Mississauga resident decided to organize “Tents from Toronto,” a
drive to collect 1,000 tents from GTA residents to help provide shelter
for the estimated 20 million people left homeless in her native country.
“For me, I thought it was the easiest thing to do. Shelter is an
immediate need, and this is something we can dig out of the house,” says
Mahmood, who has been coordinating with the consulate general of
Pakistan and with Pakistan International Airlines to ship the tents free
Much of Mahmood’s organizing has been through
Facebook, which has listed locations to drop off the tents, as well
as links to places where cheap and second-hand tents can be purchased.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Sunday in a visit to
the country that the flooding in Pakistan was the worst disaster he had
ever seen, and urged foreign donors to speed up assistance.
The UN has appealed for $460 million in emergency aid for the country,
but only 20 per cent has been given.
“I am very much concerned,” says Khalid Usman, a member of the Canadian
Friends of Pakistan, which organized a fundraising dinner in Thornhill
Sunday night with the International Development and Relief Foundation.
“We know and (the government) knows that that’s not enough. We need
more,” he says, referring to the announcement Saturday that Canada would
offer an additional $31 million in aid to Pakistan.
Usman says he would like to see the Canadian government match every
dollar donated by the Canadian public for flood relief efforts.
In the meantime, both Usman and Mahmood hope all Canadians consider
donating their time or money for the Pakistan flood victims in the wake
of such sluggish support.
“A better Pakistan, a more solid Pakistan, is a guarantee for stability
and progress in that entire region,” says Mahmood. “The individuals of
Pakistan are a wonderful people. Do it for them.”