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Get to know these local causes we love

Published 5 months ago by Alexis Alexander

Giving back is something we’ve talked about many times on this blog and other channels, from our relationship with Sick Kids Hospital to donating books to the Super Sofia Project. Today, we want to highlight some of these incredible local charities who do so much to make our community (and the world) a better place. Please read and share - the more people know about these organizations, the more great work they can do!

The Super Sophia Project

Sophia was diagnosed with leukemia just before her second birthday. Today, Sophia is cancer-free and thriving! This inspiring little girl has done BIG things, creating Love Boxes for children facing serious illness or hospital stays. These boxes are filled with books, toys, art supplies and other fun gifts. Her goal is to hit 5000 boxes donated by the end of this year. To learn more about Sophia’s amazing story or to donate, please visit her website.

Soles4Souls

We recently found about our Soles4Souls through Bioped Canada. Making a donation was easy - you simply give them your used shoes and the organization will make sure they go to someone who really needs them. Even if the shoes are well worn they can still be used for the program. Empty your old shoes out of the closet and bring them to Pickering Bioped. Recent recipients of locally donated shoes have included children and adults in Haiti. You can donate a single pair or run a shoe drive - every bit helps!

Rotary International

Over the past year, Friendly Fables author Alexis Alexander has gotten more involved in his local Rotary Club - and it’s blown his mind! Did you know that the Rotary Club not only runs amazing community events, but donates to important humanitarian and education-based causes near and far? We encourage you to visit their website or check out your local Rotary Club to learn more, go to one meeting and be amazed at how much good you can do. It’s incredible what this group has accomplished over the years, and exciting to think about what they might to do! P.S - they helped found the U.N!

Grandview Kids

Built in 1983, Grandview Kids is the only Children’s Treatment Centre in Durham Region providing life-changing outpatient treatment, rehabilitation services and more to children and youth with physical, communication and developmental needs and their families. The current demand for Grandview’s programs and services has reached 10,000 kids per year with over 3,300 on a growing wait list. All donations help change the lives of children and youth in Durham Region. Check out their website for ways to support. Our family is so thankful to Grandview Kids that we are hosting a fan appreciation event to raise money for them on July 7th. There will be storytelling, rapping and free face painting! Visit our event page here and please share!

Thank you for reading, you’re awesome!

Photo by Kat Yukawa on Unsplash

Giving back is something we’ve talked about many times on this blog and other channels, from our relationship with Sick Kids Hospital to donating books to the Super Sofia Project. Today, we want to highlight some of these incredible local charities who do so much to make our community (and the world) a better place. Please read and share - the more people know about these organizations, the more great work they can do!

The Super Sophia Project

Sophia was diagnosed with leukemia just before her second birthday. Today, Sophia is cancer-free and thriving! This inspiring little girl has done BIG things, creating Love Boxes for children facing serious illness or hospital stays. These boxes are filled with books, toys, art supplies and other fun gifts. Her goal is to hit 5000 boxes donated by the end of this year. To learn more about Sophia’s amazing story or to donate, please visit her website.

Soles4Souls

We recently found about our Soles4Souls through Bioped Canada. Making a donation was easy - you simply give them your used shoes and the organization will make sure they go to someone who really needs them. Even if the shoes are well worn they can still be used for the program. Empty your old shoes out of the closet and bring them to Pickering Bioped. Recent recipients of locally donated shoes have included children and adults in Haiti. You can donate a single pair or run a shoe drive - every bit helps!

Rotary International

Over the past year, Friendly Fables author Alexis Alexander has gotten more involved in his local Rotary Club - and it’s blown his mind! Did you know that the Rotary Club not only runs amazing community events, but donates to important humanitarian and education-based causes near and far? We encourage you to visit their website or check out your local Rotary Club to learn more, go to one meeting and be amazed at how much good you can do. It’s incredible what this group has accomplished over the years, and exciting to think about what they might to do! P.S - they helped found the U.N!

Grandview Kids

Built in 1983, Grandview Kids is the only Children’s Treatment Centre in Durham Region providing life-changing outpatient treatment, rehabilitation services and more to children and youth with physical, communication and developmental needs and their families. The current demand for Grandview’s programs and services has reached 10,000 kids per year with over 3,300 on a growing wait list. All donations help change the lives of children and youth in Durham Region. Check out their website for ways to support. Our family is so thankful to Grandview Kids that we are hosting a fan appreciation event to raise money for them on July 7th. There will be storytelling, rapping and free face painting! Visit our event page here and please share!

Thank you for reading, you’re awesome!

Photo by Kat Yukawa on Unsplash