Join the Party!

In this week leading up to Give Local York 2020, Bell is celebrating by hosting five movies relating to the services we provide: mental health, intellectual disability, and homelessness.

By utilizing the Netflix Party app, we invite you to join us to watch the films together – but separately, in our own homes – enjoying the chance to connect through the Netflix Party chat room. Each film, hosted by a Bell employee, begins at 7 p.m.

To participate:

  • You will require a Netflix account to watch. (They do offer a 30-day free trial.)
  • download the free Netflix Party extension from your Chrome browser,
  • anytime after 6:00 on each evening, click the provided link below, and the red NP next to your URL address bar, and join the party from the comfort of your home, with the added fun of discussing the films in a private chat room while we’re all watching together.

Access is FREE. Donations are encouraged (which will be added to our Give Local York efforts to benefit Bell programs).

*The link can also be accessed from our Facebook event page.


CLICK HERE TO JOIN at little before 7 pm


The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

Based on a true story about salesman Christopher Gardner who feels like he has it made selling “bone density scanner” devices. When they do not sell well he struggles to make ends meet, his wife leaves him and he loses his apartment. Forced to live out in the streets with his son, Gardner continues to sell the scanners while concurrently taking on an unpaid internship as a stockbroker. Before he can receive pay, he needs to outshine the competition through six months of training, while being homeless.

Genre: biography, drama

Director: Gabriele Muccino

Starring: Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith

While you’re watching, we hope you will consider making a donation to support the work of Bell to life up people in our very own community. All donations made this week during the movies will be added to our Give Local York total on Friday, May 1.   Your gift empowers job training and placement, socialization and skills for living independently, and help in securing safe, affordable housing.  Thank you!