With the festive season upon us, it’s a time for giving, connecting and improving community, and acknowledging the things we’re grateful for.
Giving Tuesday is a movement to create an international day of giving at the beginning of the holiday season. It was started in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation as a response to commercialization and consumerism. Learn more from the #GivingTuesday website. It’s about taking action where you find it’s most needed. It’s about donation, volunteering, and community service. In our case it’s all these and having a party!
Please see some of the inspiring work our partners past and present engage in. And discover more below.
YWCA Toronto Girls’ Centre
YWCA Toronto has created a space for girls to speak openly about how to treat themselves, and how to treat each other, in an effort to challenge gender stereotypes in media and more. Here, older girls get a chance to lead. And younger girls get role models they can relate with. Current programs include mentoring, media creation, and Summer and March Break camps about life skills and self-esteem. The YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre also partners with schools, community agencies and organizations to offer girls support, help and guidance.
Come to HoHoTO on Friday, December 11th and support the YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre! Please also participate year-round, sponsor HoHoTO, volunteer or spread the word.
Daily Bread Food Bank
HoHoTO has raised over $350,000 for the Daily Bread in the last six years, as well as gave four tonnes of food. In fact we’re there today helping out! Make a gift on Giving Tuesday to Daily Bread Food Bank and they’ll be able to continue to provide nutritious food to people struggling with hunger through a network of almost 200 food programs across Toronto.
Canada Helps is a one-stop shop for Canadians to donate and fundraise online for any registered Canadian charity.