Love Marnie is a not-for-profit organization focused on the prevention of youth homelessness and human trafficking.
It is our mission to protect and save youth in need, to save their childhoods, and give them a brighter present and future.
A world where our youth are safe and supported
A world where homelessness and human trafficking no longer exists
A world where every child has a soft place to fall
Join #LoveMarnie and lead the charge against youth homelessness and human trafficking. #SaveChildhood
Love Marnie's 100 Meals a Month delivers 100 restaurant gift cards
every month to our neighbours who are experiencing homelessness.
Gift cards provide more than “just” a meal; they provide connection, a moment of shelter and bathroom access.
Once a homeless teenager, Marnie Grundman stepped off of the streets and transformed her life to become an author, public speaker, activist and artist. Marnie has been featured on over 100 major television and radio shows in Canada, the United States and Europe.
A child who belonged to no one, missing at the age of 13, Marnie spent years living on the streets where she experienced, first-hand, the worst of humanity. In her darkest hours, taking shelter by hiding and living in an apartment complex sauna, she was sure that everyone who had once known her had forgotten that she even existed. It was in those desperate hours that she decided she was paying up front for a better life that lay ahead.
Marnie founded the Love Marnie nfp., to #savechildhoods and to break the cycles of #youthhomelessness and #humantrafficking.
Within a youth's first 2 - 48 hours on the streets they will be approached by a predator.
One-third will be lured or recruited into human trafficking.
Marnie is available for: Television | Radio | Interviews | Spokesperson | Event MC Retreats Workshops | Conferences | Panel Discussions | Consulting Training - Sensitivity - Prevention - Intervention | Youth Groups | Schools
TEDX TALK | “Nothing Bad Happens Behind Pretty Doors" Adaptive resilience
KINDNESS | The power of one
HEALING | The gift of grieving
HABITUAL RUNAWAY | Sensitivity training
HUMAN TRAFFICKING | Hidden in plain sight
YOU ARE NOT ALONE | Youth workshop - Focus runaway prevention | Human trafficking awareness
Ready to be inspired? Send an email to book Marnie here.
We feel fortunate that Marnie has come to share her moving account of her life as homeless 13-year-old several times with our donors. She gives a face to the experience of a vulnerable young person on the street, and she offers her testimony with an open, generous spirit.Marnie will engage and inspire your audience, and offer them a story they will not soon forget.
Marnie had the audience captivated instantly ... you
could hear a pin drop. That's quite the feat when you're speaking to over 250 guests.
Marnie’s personal story of homelessness was raw, honest, and incredibly impactful. Despite her extremely challenging childhood, Marnie provided a message of hope. Marnie is an inspiration and a symbol of strength, and her words motivated us to continue to help vulnerable youth.
Covenant House Toronto
Diane Pinsky Rothman
Bishop Strachan School
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Love Marnie projects are not only created to give much needed items to our neighbours experiencing homelessness - they are designed to Share LOVE through human connection. As a youth who lived on the streets Marnie would not just go days without food, she spent days in isolation .. people walking by without a glance … days without any conversation … GIV(ft)ING brightens a life in ways that far outlasts the product being GIV(ft)ED.
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The Love Marnie HOLIDAY GIV(ft)ING project provides backpacks on wheels filled with NEW essentials (as well as a few little “luxury items"). The items are collected throughout the year and delivered on Christmas Day by the Love Marnie street team. This project provides so much more than new essentials, it also provides human contact ... conversation and connection, on a day when so many people would otherwise be completely alone.
"The common impression we all shared and felt deeply was the profound and sincere gratitude that all the recipients conveyed to us.
We kept hearing: 'Is this is all for me? There’s also a gift card? This is my only Christmas present'."
~ Love Marnie Street Team volunteer