Lend Your Skills This Holiday
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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!
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
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.
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
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.