#38 – Give back

Today is Giving Tuesday, so we thought it was the perfect day to post about some of the organizations we are supporting this year.  There are so, so many worth while orgs and so, so much need that it is so easy to feel overwhelmed and helpless.  But I think as long as we help where and when and how we can, we can make a little dent in the need in the world.

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This year, we have supported (either by financial donation or otherwise);

The New Mom Project – a Toronto based charity that supports marginalized families with basic necessities to help them through the first stretch of parenthood.  They accept donations of gently used baby clothing, infant toys & books, diapers, wipes, blankets, unopened bath products.

Ronald McDonald House – providing a home for families with children receiving long-term care at SickKids Hospital.  There are so many ways to help, but we check their Other Ways to Help page often to see if we can provide anything they are currently needing.

Lifeline Syria – a Toronto charity welcoming and supporting refugees into Toronto.

UN Refugee Agency – Provides life-saving aid to refugees around the world.

WWF-Canada – is Canada’s largest international conservation organization.  We choose to symbolically “adopt” a species which came with a plush animal and certificate which we had made out in Henry’s name.  He’s too young now, but it’s important to us he is involved in giving back to our community and the wider world.  Any donation made today (December 1, 2015) will be matched.

 

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