As a child, I remember waiting for the stores Holiday Gift Guides to be delivered. Nothing compared to that shot of adrenaline that jolted through my body when I spotted the raised mailbox flag. My friends and I would spend hours flipping through the glossy colourful pictures and making wish lists.
We were the lucky ones.
In 2012, a record 882,000 Canadians used food banks each month, the highest level of food bank usage ever.
Source: Canada Without Poverty
It’s that time of year again but not all kids will be waiting by their mailbox. Some already know that there won’t be anything under the Christmas tree with their name on it.
I can’t help but think that there is something that I could do to make a difference. To make someone’s dream a reality.
I came up with a plan and it involves you.
I need you to tweet, facebook, call, email, beg a person or company to donate an item for any member of the Family or cash valued at no less than $25. In exchange for this gift, I will write a Charity Gift Guide Post and mention the Donor.
I ask for nothing in return except the joy of delivering all these items to my local food bank, House of Lazarus.
Please let me know if you have any questions or have any other ways that you would like to help. Collections will end on November 15 so don’t miss out.
Let’s make 2013 go out with a bang and make it a year to remember.
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In case you didn’t know, this is an annual event in memory of our son Alexander.
In 2010, we donated several items In His Honour, in 2011 we donated items to Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and in 2012, Ronald McDonald House Ottawa was the recipient.
We are proud to announce that at the time of posting we have five gifts donated by VTech Canada and 2 Blue Ducks. First come, first served. Please contact me for details (journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com).
Note that House of Lazarus (http://www.houseoflazarus.com/) is a registered not-for-profit Canadian charity, #134560309RR0001