Tis the season to give back to our communities! We're proudly continuing our annual tradition of spreading holiday cheer, with our "December of Giving." Get involved in the festivities and spread the word!
Below we've outlined our December of Giving initiatives that are taking place throughout Ontario. If you are interested in participating, we'd really appreciate it! Get involved this Holiday Season by spreading kindness to those who need it most.
FORT ERIE | Salvation Army Food Bank
The Salvation Army is collecting perishable and non-perishable food items this Holiday Season. They provide food for hundreds of families and individuals in Fort Erie each month for those who are experiencing financial difficulties. If you’re interested in donating please visit their website for a list of items needed most. To get involved, visit www.salvationarmyforterie.org.
HAMILTON | Operation Santa Claus Toy Truck
The Children’s Fund brings Operation Santa Claus Toy Truck to life in Hamilton. Providing Christmas toys to those in need from infants to teens, making everyone smile this holiday season! Several charities receive donations, such as Interval House and Big Brothers and Sisters. To get involved, visit www.y108.ca.
LONDON | LIFE*SPIN’s Christmas Adopt A Family
LIFE*SPIN’s Christmas Adopt A Family Program helps relieve poverty for low-income families with children over the Christmas season and match them with those wishing to help. This is a critical program as it supports children whose parents are unable to provide the most basic needs of shelter and food. To get involved, visit www.lifespin.org.
NIAGARA | Distress Centre Niagara
The Distress Centre Niagara provides invaluable services throughout the holiday season (and every day) to those experiencing a life altering crisis. They’re committed to providing free, confidential 24-hour support, crisis/suicide prevention and intervention in Niagara. If you’d like to help, or if you need support contact them today, visit distresscentreniagara.com.
PORT COLBORNE | Port Cares Food BankPort Cares offers a Reach Out Food Centre & Food Bank for those in Port Colborne in need throughout the Holiday Season. Donations support both the food bank and help provide three hot meals a week and lunch kits for school children. They accept food donations Monday - Thursday from 9 am to 4 pm. To get involved, visit www.portcares.on.ca.
ST. CATHARINES | Community Cares Adopt a Senior + Teen Angel
The Community Cares Adopt an Angel Christmas Program provides seniors and teens with a Christmas to remember. They support seniors and teens in St. Catharines who are unlikely to receive a holiday gift. This organization ensures that no one is forgotten regardless of age this holiday season. Visit communitycarestca.ca
WELLAND | Welland SPCA Holiday Wish List
We’re happily guaranteeing our favourite furry friends get what they need this Holiday Season. The Welland & District SPCA has outlined a Christmas Wish List of items they require to care effectively for our loyal and loving companions. If you’re interested in donating, visit www.wellandspca.com.
DECEMBER 19 | Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest
On December 19, we’re hosting an Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest for our employees!! We’ll be donating on behalf of every employee who participates to Ladybird Animal Sanctuary. Like our Facebook Page & Vote for the ugliest sweater! Get involved this holiday season by doing some of your holiday shopping on ladybirdanimalsanctuary.com.