Brain Tumour Foundation Walk (Toronto) 2018
How will you give this #GivingTuesday?
Today marks the 6th annual #GivingTuesday. It is a one-day global movement that encourages people to give of their time, money or resources.
GivingTuesday is held after Black Friday and Cyber Monday as a way to give back to those in need.
The opportunities to donate are endless. Whether it is local, national or international there is a charity or cause for everyone.
CanadaHelps offers numerous suggestions and links to various non-profits. They even offer a tool that will list charities by category including: animal, religion, environment and health.
If you're still stuck, we've profiled a bunch of deserving charities on our website stories that would appreciate your dollars. Some of them include:
The Tory Day Fund
Nathan Deslippe Memorial Fund
Giving product that you may not want but someone else could use is another fantastic opportunity.
Charities like The Period Purse, run by the amazing Jana Girdauskas, take purses, backpacks and tote bags and fill them with menstrual products for homeless individuals and those in need. Go to their website to find drop-off locations.
Volunteering is another way to participate in GivingTuesday. If you're tight on funds but have some extra time, consider offering your services to a neighbour or elderly relative.
The concept of 'Pay It Forward' is another fantastic way to give. Wikipedia lists a number of ways to do this like:
Me, I'll be using today as an opportunity to submit our 2018 charitable donations. We have a number of places that are close to our hearts, some of which are: Mount Sinai and St. Michael's Hospital where our children were born, The Odette Cancer Centre where we've spent many hours, and the Daily Bread Food Bank that provides food for those in need.
Happy GivingTuesday everybody! Feel free to post where you gave today and how it made you feel.