The holidays are always a special time of year, however can be incredibly difficult for some. Taking the time to acknowledge this and support those individuals who may not be able to spend time with their families, be home for the holidays or afford to purchase presents for their children can be a great way to give back to your community. This can also be a great way to boost employee morale within your company. Below we have gathered a few local charities that you may be interested in donating clothes, food or even volunteering with. No matter what avenue you decide to take, it will be greatly appreciated by many and your actions will not go unnoticed. After a difficult couple of years, let's all do something nice for someone else this holiday season.
SickKids Foundation is the foundation set up for The Hospital For Sick Children, commonly known as SickKids located in Toronto, Ontario. This foundation focuses on gathering funds for research and saving the lives of children. There are a variety of ways in which your company can give back to this great cause, from volunteering at various events, hosting a fundraiser, or donating money directly to the foundation. Click here for more information about this great cause.
Habitat for Humanity is a foundation that seeks to ensure everyone has a safe place to live. There are a variety of different projects that you can choose to donate to such as Indigenous Housing Partnership or home building projects across Canada. Your company can also choose to volunteer your time at a number of their home building projects, or their retail store. Click here for more information on how you can help ensure everyone has a home.
Many women across the world experience domestic abuse on a daily basis. The goal of domestic abuse women’s shelters is to provide a safe place for women and their children to live while also providing them with clothing, food and resources for employment and therapy. Donating to your local women’s shelter can be a great way to give back to the women in your community and show them that their needs are heard and validated. Depending on the shelter they may be in need of various food or clothing items, your time volunteering or a simple donation.
Water First is a Canadian foundation that seeks to address the water quality issues across Canada that are impacting the lives of Indigenous communities. Many Indigenous communities across the country do not have drinkable water, which is something that needs to be fixed as soon as possible. One of their goals seeks to educate people about these issues which are extremely important considering many people in Canada may not realize that many Indigenous communities have water insecurity. Click here