We as Canadians have a lot to be thankful for.
If you're looking for ways to express your gratitude, here's a few suggestions on how to pay it forward in your community this Thanksgiving season.
25 Charles Street East, Toronto
The Sanctuary is a Christian charitable organization that is focused on helping the homeless and people in need. On November 2nd, they will host an art show and book launch. Visit the show and purchase the book, which features portraits of people in front of their favourite places in the city. You can also make a monetary donation anytime to help those in need.
519 Church Street, Toronto
The 519 is a space safe for members of the LGBTQ2S community. They host several drop-in programs, housing services and placement services, and provide valuable education and training. To help members of your community thrive, you can donate your time or money to this charity. The 519 is in the community building at Barbara Hall Park, just a quick walk from our building.
353 Sherbourne Street, Toronto
Donate food or your time to the Daily Bread Food Bank. Food donations can be made to any fire hall within the city. Residents of 66 Isabella can walk to Fire Hall 312 at 34 Yorkville Avenue in just 10 minutes. Find a list of their most needed items here and offer monetary donations here.
11 River Street, Toronto
Adopting a pet is a great way to improve your life, and that of an animal in need! If you can't adopt, you can help in other ways. Donate food, blankets, toys, or money to help the animals that are cared for at the shelter. There are many positions available for volunteers, or you can support the shelter by joining the Humane Society's team in the Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon on October 21st.
It's easy to celebrate Thanksgiving this month by giving back to your community. Start by simply buying a coffee for the person behind you in line at the coffee shop!