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Lend Your Skills This Holiday

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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Find out Why Donating Time Is Just as Important!

Food and monetary donations can help the homeless but helping them acquire new skills is something they can use in the long run. Providing them with an opportunity for a fresh start is just as important. Find out what you can do to help!

Recyclables
Instead of taking out your cans and bottles to the curb every week, collect them in a large bag and pass them on to a homeless person, who can then exchange these at the local recycling centre for cash.

Professional Services
You can always donate your time and services to the homeless. Teaching new skills or volunteering your professional counsel or services is extremely welcome. If you study education, you can tutor someone or teach them how to read. If you are an artist, you can teach someone how to draw. If you are a barber, you can teach or offer someone a shave or a haircut. The options are endless and will be more than appreciated.

Volunteer
Food banks, shelters, soup kitchens, churches, and other charitable organizations are always looking for volunteers. Donate food, clothing, or your time to help out this holiday and put a smile on someone’s face.

Holiday Blood Drive
Less than 4% of all eligible Canadians donate blood each year. This December, find a clinic close to you and help save a life. Did you know it takes at least 2 donors to help someone through a bone marrow transplant or go through brain surgery, 8 donors a week for someone going through leukemia, and 50 donors a week for victims of car accidents? Click here to make an appointment or here to find a clinic close to you.