We’re gearing up to participate in Giving Tuesday 2019 and we’re beside ourselves with excitement. Why? Because #GivingTuesdayCA is all about giving back and finding ways to do so even finding a cause close to our own hearts.
Help the Firehall staff celebrate our After 4 crew by raising $2000 to buy a new stove and food
Giving Tuesday takes place on the Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It’s a way for all of us to remember that we can also share some of our own wealth (which isn’t always about money). We can donate our time, find a cause, stretch beyond our own comfort zone to educate ourselves and others.
For over 12 years now the Firehall staff have given back with our annual Christmas turkey dinner for the After 4 children. Since 2012 we (the Firehall and you members of our community) have also been showing we care by holding/participating in our annual “Breakfast With Santa” where we serve up pancakes to the community and convince Santa to come visit in exchange for donations to the Ottawa Food Bank – who do such wonderful things all year long and especially over the holidays. We also collect donations for Empathy House each year before the holidays.
We felt it was an excellent time to be part of something bigger with #GivingTuesdayCA.
Launched in 2012 there are now more than 60 official country-level movements around the world. The most important thing about #GivingTuesdayCA is getting the word out, celebrating all the ways that we can do good things by giving back and it’s a great way to engage with our own community.
Mark your calendars: this year Giving Tuesday will be held on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019.
OSCA is participating with a campaign to raise $2,000 for our annual turkey dinner and a new stove for our kitchen.
Every day our staff cook snacks and meals for the after 4 children, we also use the kitchen for activities and cooking camp in the summer. Those who come to the Firehall for programs whether it’s cool-down coffee club, or fitness, art, social groups, or events are often found to be congregating in the kitchen. Quite often, Katherine Boisvert, our Preschool and Child Coordinator, has been known to torture us with her famous baking. Many clients and children complain of the smells reminding them of home. With so much activity and use of the stove, after 9 years it’s just not up to snuff and needs to be replaced.
All told, we’re launching a #GivingTuesdayCA campaign to raise $2,000. By clicking on our donate button you can choose to donate to # GivingTuesdayCA Campaign. We hope you’ll help us. If you instead find a wonderful cause you want to be involved in and you’re inspired by the concept of #GivingTuesdayCA feel free to give back in whatever way you’re moved to. There are many campaigns and many ways to get involved.