Give Back this Holiday
Let’s Talk About What’s Important .
Yes it’s true, the holiday season brings warmth, joy and a special unexplainable feeling. We’re surrounded by family members, loved ones and friends around the dinner table with our delicious holiday recipes and goodies. Not to mention for all our beauty lovers, you know you’re on a lookout for the latest holiday looks and products for your collection. For me, the holiday season is one of the most enjoyable times of the year.
However, for some this time of year may be difficult and challenging with no gifts, no family and nowhere to go.
Join together, rally for your favourite causes and bring a real change to those who need it most. Here are some ways your can give back and help your communities this holiday season.
Donate today to help stop homelessness.
Homelessness is a growing issue in the Greater Toronto Area. This holiday, let’s give back and support those who are experiencing poverty or homelessness. Here is a list of agencies in GTA neighbourhoods where you can donate today: Toronto Community Agencies
Help children with life-threatening illnesses.
This year, donate to your local children’s hospital. If you live in the Greater Toronto Area, you now have the chance to support the SickKids Hospital Foundation when you buy their adorable Holiday Cards, available in print, boxed or even e-card format!
Or, have you ever wanted to play fairy god mother (or father)? Did you know you could start today and help children facing life-threatening illnesses by granting their wishes? By donating at Make a Wish Canada, you give the gift of a wish. Now what could be better than that?
I had the pleasure of volunteering for the Children’s Wish Foundation and even had the chance to personally decorate a tree for one the “Wish Children”. The best part of it was seeing their reaction once we gifted the tree and told their family we granted their wish to visit Disney World. That was definitely the best gift of all.
Bring home a new, furry and unconditionally loving family member.
I still remember the exact date when I brought my little Mocha home. It was definitely one of the best days of my life and till date when I look over at him, all I see and feel is unconditional love. Today you have the chance to change the life of a pet in need and give them a warm and loving home.
Adopt the newest member of your family today from Pet Smart Adoption
Help support at risk women with The Shoebox Project.
You know those shoeboxes you’ve collected over the years? The Jimmy Choo or UGGS, yep those ones! Instead of sitting at the back of your closet, they can now help women impacted by various issues such as homelessness, abuse and more. Click here to learn more about how your shoebox can help women across the nation today!
Whether you choose the ideas above or one of your own, let’s remember to be thankful of what we have and give back this holiday season to those who need it most.
I would love to know what you do to give back. Share your ideas, comment below and spread the warmth this holiday season.
Stay safe and Happy Holidays to all.