Enough is Enough - Ending Gun Violence in Toronto
WE NEED YOUR HELP
The ENOUGH IS ENOUGH movement's primary goal was to bring national awareness to the heightened acts of gun violence in Toronto, Canada.
We are proud to say that this goal has been accomplished after the hit single “Wish I Could” by A-List Canadian artists Dub J, Maestro Fresh Wes, JD Era, Bizz Loc, Turk, Roney and Jelleestone charted to #1 on iTunes and was covered across Canada by more than 180 media publications including CBC, CBC Q, CTV, CP24, City News, eTalk, ET Canada, RX Music, iHeart Radio, Yahoo News and more.
All proceeds from “Wish I Could” along with all donated funds through our ENOUGH IS ENOUGH GoFundMe will be donated right back in to Toronto communities affected by gun violence.
Where exactly will these donations go?
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH is directly financially assisting families of the many innocent victims of gun violence. Some of these expenses include:
• Funeral Costs
• Medical Expenses
• Legal Fees
Often times these families just need groceries for a week while they deal with the unexpected loss or injury of their loved one. They may be unable to attend work and fall behind on bills or in some cases even face eviction. We will be there for them.
What else are we up to?
We have been actively participating in Toronto neighbourhoods susceptible to gun violence. See some examples below of what we have been up to.
"Wish I Could" artists involvement in the community
We firmly believe that having mentors like Maestro, JRDN, JD Era, Bizz Loc, Turk, Roney and Jelleestone speaking to the youth inspires and encourages a positive energy shift that results in an improved community. We are committed to shifting that energy.
If you have an organization that you would like any of the artists on “Wish I Could” to be a part of. Contact Us to make it happen.
Below are some examples of what we are actively doing in the community.
Roney and JD Era attend "Do the Knowledge" program
Recently Roney and JD Era attended a 2 hour Zoom session through The Blackstone Foundation Library’s Do the Knowledge program. This session had a tremendous turnout of approximately 20 youth, ages 14-21 discussing how violence within the Black community affects your friends, family, culture and society as a whole as well as a discussion on the inspiration and creation of “Wish I Could”.
The Blackstone Foundation Library is committed to ensuring access to culturally-relevant literature, mentorship opportunities and vital support systems as well as healthy engagement opportunities in safe, enabling spaces. Learn more by visiting Blackstone Foundation Library
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH is committed to assisting The Turk Foundation
Not only is Turk an artist on the #1 Hit Single “Wish I Could”, he is also a passionate community leader.
Turk came from a life of guns and crime and has turned everything around to be one of Toronto’s hardest working advocates for the youth.
The Turk Foundation provides an environment where you from The Greater Toronto Area residing in neighborhoods that make them more susceptible to gun and gang violence can learn and practice leadership skills and focus on ethical decision making. The Turk Foundation is able to reach at-risk youth and offer much needed care and support from the team members that have lived this lifestyle and know first hand what the consequences are from poor decision making being a youth with no role models, guidance or anyone to turn to for assistance. Learn more by visiting the Turk Foundation website.
Maestro Fresh Wes speaks to over 300 Rexdale students
Rapper, Actor and Author Maestro Fresh Wes recently did 2 presentations at Saint Angela Catholic School in Rexdale, Toronto. Maestro spoke with 300+ students, K – Grade 4 and Grade 5 – Grade 8, discussing Resiliency, Expectation, Operation and Destination. This was Maestro’s second time presenting at this school. The response was overwhelming.
Learn more about Maestro Fresh Wes by visiting his website .
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH is proud to support The Turk Foundation 4th Annual Toy Drive
Visit TurkFoundation to learn more about this amazing initiative over the holidays.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Consider helping us with a donation to our campaign. No donation is too small and every contribution is extremely appreciated.
Donations will be distributed right back in to the communities directly impacted by gun violence.
OWN A BUSINESS?
Make a minimum donation of $25 and we'll send you put our Enough is Enough decal in your storefront window to show your support for this much needed cause. Donate $50 or more to receive a decal for your window as well as a floor decal.
Nise Clothing in Toronto has placed a large ENOUGH IS ENOUGH floor decal for customers to be face to face with while trying on shoes.
The Headquarters barber shop has outfitted every mirror in their shop so that customers are face to face with the ENOUGH IS ENOUGH logo while getting their hair cut.
WISH I COULD
Canadian producer Dub J has unified a Toronto A-List roster of JRDN, Maestro Fresh Wes, JD Era, Bizz Loc, Turk, Roney and Jelleestone on a new single speaking out against the rising gun violence in Toronto.
Thanks to the city of Toronto and the outpouring of support the song has gone #1 on iTunes. ALL proceed from this song and from donations will go back to Toronto communities affected by gun violence through the ENOUGH IS ENOUGH campaign.
In the first week of its release, “Wish I Could” has since been covered by more than 150 mainstream news publications, including CBC, CBC Q, CTV, CP4, Breakfast Television, eTalk, ET Canada, Canadian Press, iHeart Radio, Yahoo News, The Star and City News.
The single has now reached #1 on iTunes Hip Hop and on iTunes ALL Genres Charts thanks to the outpouring of support.
Visit iTunes and buy the Wish I Could single for $1.29. All proceed from Wish I Could are going directly to Toronto communities affected by gun violence.
Breakfast Television Interview with Dub J and Maestro Fresh Wes
RX Music Live (Master T) Interview with Dub J, JRDN, Maestro Fresh Wes and JD Era
Here are some of the main publications covering this story.
City News Toronto
CBC Q Interview
Breakfast Television Interview
City News Toronto
CBC Our Toronto
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