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Wave.fm has found you 25 inspiring ideas, deserving charities and easy ways to spread goodwill this Holiday season!  Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook to join the conversation! Use #25Days25Ways to join the conversation.

 

Give the Gift of Life
Book your appointment to give blood today by visiting www.blood.ca. This is truly the gift that keeps on giving!  Here are just a few clinics coming soon.   

  1. Burlington Blood Donor Clinic Dec 1st
  2. Hamilton Blood Donor Clinic Dec 2nd
  3. Dundas Baptists Church Dec 4th
  4. Livingston Activity Centre Dec 13th
  5. United Church Hall December 13th
  6. Town of Oakville Dec 15th
  7. Binbrook Community Centre Dec 20th

Be a Snow Angles
Sign up to be a “Snow Angel, a volunteer snow removal service for eligible seniors and persons with physical disabilities run by the City of Hamilton. https://www.hamilton.ca/social-services/support-programs/snow-angels

City of Toronto’s Food & Toy Drive
Until December 22nd, donations of unwrapped toys and/or non-perishable food items can be dropped off in collection bins placed at City Hall, Metro Hall and all civic centres. Residents and city staff are encouraged to give generously this holiday season in support of the Toronto Fire Fighters Toy Drive and Daily Bread Food Bank.

Hamilton Food Share
Hamilton Food Share is accepting your generous donation of non-perishable food items.  Are you part of a community, church or social group? Consider hosting a Food Drive in support of Hamilton Food Share any time of year!

The Gift of Christmas
When you donate $25 to CityKidz, a child receives a warm Christmas meal, a festive party with friends and a gift hand-picked and delivered to their door by Christmas Eve. Give this incredible Gift of Christmas by clicking here! 

Cram A Cruiser
Join members of the Halton Regional Police Service at the Georgetown Real Canadian Superstore on December 9th from 8AM - 5PM as they Cram-a-Cruiser in support of the Georgetown Bread Basket! The Georgetown Bread Basket is a non-profit, charitable organization looking to end hunger in the Halton Hills community. Non-perishable food items such as canned pasta, canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned tomatoes, large soup, hot cereal, cookies/crackers, canned juice and diapers (size 3-6) are appreciated!  

Salvation Army Christmas Hampers
The Salvation Army Christmas Hamper Program needs your help to feed the less fortunate this holiday season! Consider becoming a kitchen hostess, hamper packer or part of the delivery team for delivering hampers to clients that are shut in’s.

Volunteer as a Family
At this time of year, there are so many organizations looking for volunteers to help serve those in need and it’s a great way to teach young people about compassion for the community. This Christmas, consider donating you time at Neightbour to Neighbour, Mission Services, Breakfast Clubs of Canada, Volunteer Hamilton, Out of the Cold, or the SPCA!

Postcards for Peace
Postcards for Peace provides an opportunity for youth to send postcards to express messages of thanks to those who served Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace or to still-serving Canadian Armed Forces members. This learning activity allows youth to actively remember the sacrifices and achievements of Canadian Veterans.  Click here to find out more.  http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/get-involved/postcard-for-peace

Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign
Keep an eye out for The Salvation Army’s signature red Christmas kettles and make a generous donation.  Or, donate now at www.fillthekettle.com. This year a Salvation Army Kettle App will also enable donors to give to The Salvation Army through their mobile devices. The App allows donours to select a Christmas kettle in their community by scanning a QR code or by using an interactive map. The “Salvation Army Kettle App” can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Volunteer Bell Ringers are needed for the 2017 Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign.  For more information please email Hamilton_Public_Relations@can.salvationarmy.org or call 905-521-1660.

Highway of Heroes
Honour Canada’s Fallen by buying a tree to be planted along the Highway of Heroes.  The goal is to plant 117,000 along the corridor between Trenton and Toronto – one for every fallen soldier since Confederation.  There are only about 500 trees remaining!  Visit www.hohtribute.ca to find out more.

Volunteer as a Family
At this time of year, there are so many organizations looking for volunteers to help serve those in need and it’s a great way to teach young people about compassion for the community. This Christmas, consider donating you time at Neightbour to Neighbour, Mission Services, Breakfast Clubs of Canada, Volunteer Hamilton, Out of the Cold, or the SPCA!

Ronald McDonald House
Ronald McDonald House Charities South Central Ontario provides a home away from home for families of children who are seriously ill and being treated at nearby hospitals.

The Happy Wheels Hospitality Cart program, located at McMaster Children's Hospital, is an extension of the services provided at the House, reaching families who may be unable to leave their child’s side.

Volunteers take the cart around various wards in the hospital to offer a hot or cold drink, light snack or activities to families in the patient rooms. Volunteers create an atmosphere of warmth and support by serving and interacting with families.  Volunteers will maintain tidiness and cleanliness within the Happy Wheels room.

Santa to a Senior
Be a Santa to a senior.  To find the closest Be a Santa to a Senior tree near you visit www.beasantatoasenior.com.  You can also volunteer to collect, wrap, and deliver the gifts to the seniors.

Clothing Drive for Christmas
Free Pizza Day presents the 1st annual Christmas Toy Drive December 18th & 19th at Gage Park. Volunteers from across the city of Hamilton will be handing out delicious warm pizza's to those in need ahead of the holidays. They will also be collecting toys, clothes, and funds to support the less fortunate. Drop offs can be made to 23 Lotteridge Street Hamilton On. Donation pick ups can also be arranged: please call 289-489-7034 Clothing Drive – Clothing Drive and Free Pizza Day

Winter Clothes Drive
The Hamilton Police Service has teamed up with The Salvation Army to keep those in need warm during this winter season.  Beginning December 15, 2016 and running until January 15, 2017, residents of Hamilton are being encouraged to join them in their effort.   New or used winter coats, hats, scarves or mittens can be dropped off in the donation bins located in all three Hamilton police station lobbies.  Central Station 155 King William, East End Station 2825 King St E and Mountain Station 400 Rymal Rd E.  Mittens hats scarves coats.

Give a Kid a Coat
Since 1998, Sleep Country’s Give a Kid a Coat Program benefiting The Salvation Army has provided thousands of Canadian children in need with proper winter clothing. Every November we collect new & gently used clean winter coats, hats and mittens at all our Sleep Country location across Canada. The Salvation Army distributes the coats to local children to ensure they stay warm throughout the winter.

Fire Fighters Clothing Drive
Compassion Ministries has partnered with the Hamilton fire department to collect winter clothing to distribute to those who need it. New and gently used winter coats, hats, gloves, mittens, scarves and boots are needed. Donations can be dropped off at Compassion Ministries, 1120 West 5th St., or at fire halls located at 965 Garth St., 1400 Upper Wellington St. and 729 Upper Sherman Ave. For more information, call 905 575-0666.

Humanity First Winter Clothing Drive
From November 27th to December 21st McMaster University Students will host the “Gift of Warmth Clothing Drive” on campus at 1280 Main Street W Hamilton. Please donate your mittens, socks, scarves, jackets, hats, sweaters, snow-pants, ear muffs, boots etc. All clothing will be donated to Good Shepherd Centre for the homeless individuals in our Hamilton community. McMaster Students will be collecting until December 21st! Donation boxes will be located in the Health Sciences Library and Thode Library on campus.

 

CityKidz Toy Drive
CityKidz accepts new, unwrapped gifts for boys and girls from 0 to 12 years of age. Click here to view a copy of our toy wish list to help guide you in your giving.  There are 12 toy drop-off locations around the city and KX94.7 is proud to be one of them!  We encourage you to donate and drop off your toy donations to the KX94.7 studio’s as soon as possible.  This will help give our staff and volunteers the time needed to select, wrap, and deliver the perfect gift to the boys and girls in our community. Our toy drive will close on December 21st to ensure all Christmas gifts can be delivered on time.

Friends with Hearts
For the 7th year in a row, Friends with Hearts will be partnering with the Good Shepherd in Hamilton to provide Christmas to families in need. Financial contributions will be used to purchase gifts and holiday supplies for families across the city. Please visit www.friendswithhearts.com by December 6th to make your donation today and help redefine Christmas morning for a child in need and consider joining the wrapping party December 10th at Jay Perry’s studio 150 Chatham Street, Hamilton.

City of Toronto’s Food & Toy Drive
Until December 22nd, donations of unwrapped toys and/or non-perishable food items can be dropped off in collection bins placed at City Hall, Metro Hall and all civic centres. Residents and city staff are encouraged to give generously this holiday season in support of the Toronto Fire Fighters Toy Drive and Daily Bread Food Bank.

MusiCounts
Help us put instruments into the hands of kids that need them most.  MusiCounts helps to keep music alive in schools across Canada and ensures that children in Canada, regardless of background, have access to a music program through their school.  Make a donation in favourite teacher’s name of on behalf of family member here - https://www.musicounts.ca/ways-of-giving-2

McMaster Children’s Hospital Toy Drive
Now until December 14th Weil’s Bakery in Westdale will be collecting new toys and books for children who have to spend the holidays at the McMaster Childrens’ Hospital. There is a particular need of toys or gifts for infants 0-12 months and their teen patience’s. Due to the children’s immune system deficiencies, all toys books or games must be new. Find a wish list here.

Santa CLAWS
Pets deserve a happy Holiday too!  Make a donation of unwrapped toy, food or bed your local animal shelter! http://burlingtonhumane.ca  http://hbspca.com

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