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Oasis Donation Center
60 Carnforth Road
Toronto, Ontario
M4A 2K7
(416) 751-0553




Andonis Artemakis
Andonis Artemakis - Oasis Clothing Bank
The Oasis Clothing Bank is one of the more visible community support initiatives started by Andonis Artemakis back in 2000 supporting the work and programs of the Oasis Addiction Recovery Society.

“I felt there was little recognition for the many barriers that are faced by individuals struggling with addiction. Addiction recovery support has fallen short in its ability to promote personal potential and provide hope to the vulnerable individuals in our society.” Despite his key role in the clothing banks inception and heightening of its profile, he will say “There are no awards, presentations or trophies for what we do. Everyone is part of something bigger than themselves. Our goal is to help people rebuild their relationship with themselves, their ability to function, to be gainfully employed, mend broken relationships and restore their faith. That’s a success story!” If the growth of the Oasis Movement makes him smile, the success of its participants finds him beaming. “To assist someone who is well, there is no accolade. To help someone who’s down pick themselves up – that’s an accomplishment.”

How Oasis Clothing Bank Works For People. Like many good ideas, it’s really quite simple. We depend on individuals, communities and local businesses by way of clothing and housewares donations to raise funds and awareness that ensure the going support of the Oasis Movement. Our donation bins are currently found around the city. We like to think of it as recycling with a heart. Together we are enriching lives and improving communities.
Testimonials
"With the right recovery support, I was able to become a productive and hard-working member of society ..." – John
I would like to say to anyone who is suffering that there is hope and things can get better. Help is ...” – Cheryl
"I had lost my dignity, I had lost my self-worth. I had almost lost my son. Life is good now, thank you Oasis". – Nikita
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