Tuesday, December 10, 2013

How To Support Local Families Over The Holiday Season In the Kitchener Waterloo Area

Looking For Ways To Support Local KW Families This Christmas Season?

It began with a tweet from my friend, and great community supporter Elle. She was inquiring about local charities collecting toys and clothing for children. I had mentioned that she connect with another fantastic community ambassador Meghan who does work with Family and Children's Services (recently with the CHYM FM Tree Of Hope)

In addition I came up with a list of places where local citizens in the Kitchener Waterloo area are able to help local families in need, and decided it would be great to share this list so we can all give back this holiday season.

  1. Tonight (Dec 10 2013) is the Kitchener Rangers annual Teddy Bear Toss where toys are collected and distributed to local children.  In addition you can buy teddy bears on the spot tonight that are double bagged to ensure they won't get contaminated and those bears will go to children at the local hospitals
  2. Anselma House (Moms & Kids escaping abuse) -link to wish list
  3. Marillac Place (Young Moms with babies) -link to wish list
  4. KOOL FM Tree of Angels (gift drop off)
  5. 570 News Secret Santa (gift drop off)
  6. The Record Books for Kids (new book drop off) scroll down on link to see info
  7. The Salvation Army (also connected to many of the events listed above)
  8. City Of Cambridge Tickets for Toys
  9. Many local Church Groups
  10. Many local service clubs
Please click the links above to contact the organizations to get full details about how to get them your donations.
I am sure there are many great charities and organizations that I have missed. If you know of one not on this list, please leave a comment with the contact info for them.

One person can really do a lot to help many.Which organizations do you support over the holidays? We'd love to hear about that too!

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