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Today, 3 December, is Giving Tuesday! Here are some ideas for Vancouverites on ways to contribute:
- Buy a new toy for a child patient (Deadline: 16 Dec):
- Donate [old] Cellphones for Seniors in the Downtown Eastside
- Donate old prescription glasses to Third World Eye Care Society Canada
- Sponsor a child through World Vision:
- Take a photo on Instagram!
- Donate to victims of Typhoon Haiyan:
9 23 December, the Canadian government will match every dollar donated to the disaster relief. Remember that Christmas is a time to share love and to help those in great need. For those of you who need an incentive to donate, note that as Canadians, our charitable donations are tax-deductible.
I’ve come up with a list of some (there are more) charities that are currently accepting donations for the victims. I would advise you to take a look at their websites for more information and to pick one that you feel most comfortable with. The links of each charity should direct you to the donation page.
- Canadian Red Cross: 87% to relief
- CARE: 94% to relief
- Free the Children: 90% to programmes
- MSF (Doctors Without Borders): 81% to relief
- Plan Canada: 79% to relief
- Samaritan’s Purse: 90% to relief
- Save the Children: 87.2% to relief, of which 10% will be saved for the next disaster
- SOS Children’s Village: ~80% to relief
- World Vision: 81.1% to relief
- WFP (World Food Programme): 100% to relief
- Hashtag for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: #GivingTuesdayCa or #MardiJeDonne
- Charitable Donations: Top Ten Canadian Tax Tips (livewelldogood.com)
- How to quadruple your charitable donations
- Find a Charity to Make a Financial Donation
- Giving a Part of Yourself – 10 Ways
- More ideas of what to donate in this Waste Reduction Week post and the Spring Cleaning post.
- GivingTuesday Movement Encourages Canadians to Feel Great About Giving (blogs.calgaryherald.com)
- How Canadians Can Help Those Impacted by Typhoon Haiyan (globalnews.ca)