Saturday, February 6, 2021

Hemp for the Homeless 2021


We did it! With all your help after my fundraising plea in December, my Hemp for the Homeless project raised close to $3500 - THANK YOU!!! We took the 150 Hemp Help Kits we assembled and brought them over to a crucial downtown shelter serving the primarily Native community of homeless people in and around Cabot Square across from the Old Forum. The experience was an eye-opening one, as you’ll see from our new video. There is great need out on the streets these days and we witnessed it first-hand.
Please watch my brand new 3-minute short film on the project here:

My daughter and Hemp for the Homeless volunteer,
 Lulu Soiferman

The Hemp Help Kits we assembled were filled with functional and nutritious hemp goods sent up to Montreal from hemp companies the world over. This included: Hemp face masks, soap, hand sanitizer, thick socks, hulled hemp seeds, hemp-oatmeal cookies, energy bars, a letter explaining the contents of the bag and the environmental and health benefits of hemp, and of course a reusable hemp tote bag.

Oatmeal-hemp cookies by Rustique Montreal

Special note: The incredible oatmeal-hemp cookies
Pie Kitchen in St-Henri made for our kits were so crazy good that they are now also available for you to purchase from Rustique. And… for every single one of those beauties Rustique sells from now until the end of February, they will donate one cookie to Resilience Montreal! So, order up...

The contents of one of the Hemp Help Kits
 shared with clients of Resilience Montreal

If this ‘philhempthropic’ project I founded in 2007 strikes a chord and you are in a position to help support future Hemp Help Kit giveaways, please donate at our freshly updated web page: .

You can also donate directly to Resilience Montreal's GoFundMe page here: This week, Hemp for the Homeless donated $1006 of additional donations we received to this great cause.
Thank you to my team of fellow volunteers who helped film the new video, take photos, pack and deliver the Hemp Help Kits and gave me so much support along the way:
Gregg Silver, Lulu Soiferman and

Handing out Hemp Help Kits to a client of
 Resilience Montreal

Thank you to our 30+ partner hemp companies over the years for all the help and all the hemp!
Our magnificent partners this year are:

Some of the functional and nutritious hemp goods 
included in the Hemp Help Kits

Finally, thank you to my fellow hemp believers around the world. You have taught me so much and inspire me constantly with your love for this plant and your infinite stream of original ways to use it.

If there’s one message that drives our mission, it is that this incredibly versatile and planet-friendly plant can do so much good. #hempcanhelp
Love to all from Montreal. Truly.
Ezra Soiferman
Montreal, Quebec