The Phoenix Print Shop, which is an integral part of the Eva’s Phoenix program to assist at-risk youth in Toronto, is now selling 2012 greeting cards to help raise funds for its Foundations of Print Training Program.
The greeting cards are designed through an annual competition for at-risk youth aged 16 to 29 involved with various programs across Canada. Every card sold directly supports the Eva’s Phoenix Foundations of Print Training Program for at-risk youth, who, in addition to printing and graphic arts skills training, are connected to a full-time job and receive long-term support.
Now in its 11th year, the Phoenix Print Shop program in June 2010 moved into an expanded production facility measuring close to 7,000 square feet. The program itself began in 2001 within an 800-square-foot space.
The Eva’s Phoenix initiative not only focuses on getting youth off the streets, but also provides vocational and life skills. Eva’s Phoenix provides housing for 50 youth, aged 16 to 24 years, for up to a full year, and since 2002 has also allowed up to 160 youth each year to participate in its employment and apprenticeship programs.
The Phoenix Print Shop 2012 greeting cards are available for purchase online