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September 28, 2018


LOVE METRICS - 2018


Info for the Lovebots largest Solo Exhibition to date... is currently unavailable. Save the date. You won't want to miss it.   - Lovebot

Community Of Love: banding together to help others.


Lovebot Hero Heart cookies will be at popping up at locations across Toronto!  All proceeds are going to some real good friends of mine, Easter Seals, a charitable organization bringing love to others by helping kids with physical disabilities.  

Since 1922, through both financial assistance and recreational programs, Easter Seals has helped provide a better life for youth with physical disabilities.

It’s great to see such selfless organizations making such strong effort in spreading the love, really tugs at your heart wires.

It doesn’t stop at cookies though. I’ve also been helping with the organization’s annual telethon, a fundraiser celebrating success stories and recognizing ambassadors, families, and donors that have helped the organization. It’s all love with them! During last year’s 31st annual 2014 telethon, Lovebot was there to help Easter Seals raise a whopping $2.16-million! So, get out and support a great cause that makes a difference to the over 20,000 kids in with physical disabilities. Let’s beat last years total!

Lovebot is such a perfect cupid bringing us together for another worthy cause,"  says Shawn Andrews of Rooster Coffee. "We're excited to be part of this community effort based on LOVE and giving!"

You can support Lovebot and Easter Seals by purchasing an lovingly-packaged Hero Heart cookie for $2.  Starting Ferbruary 12th, you’ll be able to find these special treats for you or the people you love at the these locations:

Riverdale Perk - Rooster Coffee - Redline Coffee - Lazy Daisy's - Thor Espresso - The Rollling Pin - Mindzai (Markham)

 

Want to see Lovebot cookies at your local coffee shop or cafe? Please ask them to get in touch! We'd love to have them available in as many locations as possible.

Want a whole box? You can purchase a full box of 30 cookies for $60 that you can share in your workplace or community, I’ll get the humans to deliver them right to your door! Easter Seals will also offer a tax-deductible receipt for these supporters.

Easter Seals is wonderful, but you know where they get a lot of their money? People that go out and actively share the message of positivity and love! So this year, instead of buying the same old material goods you always do, take a page from my book. Break the mold and do something different. Help share the love! Get your loved ones a tasty treat while supporting an awesome cause.

Together, we are helping  kids BE KIDS!

 

August 20, 2014


April 08, 2014

Lovebot Videos ›


Lovebot on MTV

A five minute segment that made it onto MTV! Grab some tissues because there are three heartwarming stories in this video. :)
February 12, 2014


The Lovebot Leaders Warm Your Heart

This February, The Lovebot Leaders, led by Matthew Del Degan came up with a new way to spread kindness throughout the city of Toronto.

They wanted to take Valentines day back to basics, away from commercialization, and focus on it's original goal: spreading love .

The Leaders did this by sharing Lovebot hero-heart cookie cutters with local bakeries. In doing so they were able to help in sharing the message of the Love Invasion by baking warm hero-heart cookies to give to their communities.
In addition, the Leaders also baked well over 2000 cookies to share with family, friends and strangers.

February 02, 2014

Lovebot Videos ›


Lovebot on InnerSPACE on the Space Channel

Check out our video on the Space Channel

 

December 13, 2013

Lovebot Videos ›


Our Toronto: A Lovebot Invasion on the CBC

We met up with Tina Mackenzie, a videographer from the CBC to produce a segment on the CBC! 

 

December 07, 2013


Support St Christopher House and Win A Lovebot!

 

 

win a lovebot    win a lovebot

There were 100 Lovebots made exclusively for The Love Invasion in Toronto, and only 27 for private ownership. Each concrete monument of love stands 2 feet (24") tall and weighs 250 lbs.

Here's your chance to WIN your very own original Lovebot statue!

All proceeds from the raffle will go towards Christmas gifts for children at St Christopher House.

Tickets are $20/ea or 3 for $50.

After purchase, you will receive an email confirmation number with your ticket number(s).

• Tickets will be available until 12:00 midnight December 15th.

• Draw and winner announcement will take place on December 16th.

• Delivery will be made before Christmas.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Lovebot and friends will arrange to visit you for delivery anywhere within a 250km (155 mile) radius from Toronto. Chances of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. For inquiries, please contact us.

November 19, 2013


The LOVEBOT Army is Complete

The army is complete. On Sunday October 27th the final concrete was poured, completing the last of the Lovebot soldiers, a significant step forward in the completion of the Love Invasion.
After an intensive day, the Lovebot team led by artist Mathew Del Degan poured the last of the 30,000 pounds of concrete used to finalize approximately 130 Lovebot's set for distribution around Toronto.
“I've been sailing a ship of big-hearted friends through uncharted waters for a long time and it's been a wild and rocky ride. Lots of fun, but just wild.” said Del Degan
With the army officially intact the team will now set out to find each a home, the only requirement being that each robot honours an act of kindness, standing guard as a monument to an individual or group that has made Toronto a kinder, more loving city.
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The team will also be focusing on documenting every Lovebot's story. All stories will eventually be posted on the LOVEBOTS page at lovebot.com where their exact location can be pinpointed on a map of Toronto.
The Lovebot project started four years ago when Mathew created the initial toy design. With the goal of “making kinder cities” his five-inch toys grew to become the first concrete statues, the beginning of what would go on to become the Lovebot Army. While currently the project has its target set on illuminating love in Toronto, Del Degan has plans for the Lovebot design to one day symbolize a global movement, one that aims to share acts of kindness around the world.
“We have affected many peoples lives, one by one or in small groups. This is the meaning of the project. 'To change someones life in a positive way' is what I consider true value. I know that our team understands this and focuses on individual relationships. It's these honest and intimate interactions of love and kindness that we stand for. This project has been lovingly disruptive.” added Del Degan.
The newest placements of Lovebots include the concrete soldiers now on guard at Central Neighbourhood House on Ontario Street as well as St. Patrick’s Church on McCaul.
At Central Neighbourhood House, Lovebot #38 stands proudly in the front garden to honour the over 100 years of community service the centre has provided for the citizens of Toronto.
At St. Patrick's Lovebot #85 enshrined with a guardian angel perched carefully on it's shoulder is a testament to  Lucio Abbruzzese, and his relentless quest to provide food, clothing and kindness to Toronto's less fortunate in the roughest of the city's neighbourhoods.
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