On the twelfth day of donating…

A global pandemic is a scary and chaotic time. Between job losses, worries about loved ones contracting the disease (especially elders and friends and family who work in health care and in other front line, essential work), worries about loved one being isolated, dealing with isolation oneself, people having to balance working from home while […] →Read more

On the eleventh day of donating…

Of all [the Food Bank’s] clients, 24% are children and youth, 58% are adults, and 18% are seniors. Source: https://foodbank.bc.ca/about-us/ The Greater Vancouver Food Bank provides assistance to nearly 8,500 people directly and tens of thousands more people through their Community Agency Partners every week! That’s a lot of people. And that’s just to support […] →Read more

On the tenth day of donating

Another nonprofit that is located close to my home is the Spirit of the Children Society. Their vision is “The spirit of Indigenous children and families in our community is nurtured to love, laugh, play, and achieve their dreams. Their unique cultural traditions are recognized and valued within a safe, respectful society” and their mission […] →Read more

On the ninth day of donating

I usually have Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association (VOKRA) on my 12th and final day of donating, but since I’ve really gotten into this new charity, old charity pattern this year, I need to have a new charity on day 12, so VOKRA has been bumped up to day 9! VOKRA is the cat rescue […] →Read more

On the eighth day of donating…

Umbrella Multicultural Health Co-op is located pretty close to my place and I knew that they worked with newcomers to Canada, but I’ve been meaning to learn more about what specifically they do. So I checked out their website and saw that “As a cooperative community health centre, [Umbrella is] delivering culturally-appropriate health care to […] →Read more

On the seventh day of donating…

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is currently running a Humanitarian Challenge to try to raise $1M by December 31, 2020. As of this writing, they are are at $632,669. So it seems like as good a time as any to donate. Our medical teams act fast to save people’s lives in conflict zones, natural disasters […] →Read more

On the sixth day of donating…

Todays’ organization is another one that my sister has brought to my attention: the Take a Hike Foundation. Their mission is: We engage vulnerable youth in a full-time program of intensive and continuous clinical counselling, outdoor adventure, academics, and community.  We partner with public school districts who provide a high quality education, and together empower youth […] →Read more

On the fifth day of donating…

I seem to have fallen into a pattern of an organization I’ve donated to in the past, then a new one, then one I’ve donated in the past, then a new one. So today I’ll be donating to one that I’ve donated to before: Options for Sexual Health. To champion and celebrate the sexual health […] →Read more

On the fourth day of donating…

My sister brought the Indigenous Feast Boxes GoFundMe campaign to my attention this morning. It is a fund that supports Indigenous people in the culinary industry. The industry has been hit hard by the pandemic, with restaurants at various times and in various locations being shut completely, required to only provide take-out, or operating with […] →Read more

On the third day of donating…

Aunt Leah’s Place supports youth who are “aging out” of the foster care system at 19 years of age, as well as helping mothers keep custody of their children. Aunt Leah’s Place helps prevent children in foster care from becoming homeless and mothers-in-need from losing custody of their children. To support them on their journey […] →Read more