Durham Community Foundation is championing #DurhamGivesBack on Tuesday December 1, 2020. 

Just as Black Friday kicks off the holiday shopping season, GivingTuesday is part of a global giving movement driven by individuals, charities, and businesses across Canada and around the world to support the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live. 

It’s an opportunity to raise money for local charities and nonprofits; run food, clothing and toy drives; encourage kindness, help a neighbour and celebrate generosity. 

Follow us on our Facebook page to find out how our community is coming together on GivingTuesday!

At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, this is an opportunity for us to connect and to stand together for community and to utilize our individual power of generosity to remain connected and heal.

Vivian Curl
Executive Director
Durham Community Foundation

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The charities below are in need of your support during this season of giving, please help if you can!

Charity NameCharity WebsiteCharity Need
2 Vandenos Whitby Air Cadetswww.2vandenbos.org$5,000
Autism Ontario Durham Regionhttps://www.autismontario.com/chapters/durham-regionFundraising Dollars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Durhamwww.northdurham.bigbrothersbigsisters.caDuring this time, Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Durham is unable to have any special events like many other charities and we rely on those fundraisers for our programs costs. Our need is to be able to continue our programs that we have now adapted to virtual.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of South-West Durham and Northumberlandhttps://swdurham.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/Your gift will support our at-risk children and their families this holiday season.
Bowmanville Older Adult Associationwww.bowmanvilleolderadults.comSupport and resources to ensure we can successfully keep older adults engaged during these difficult times. (i.e. virtual program training, care calls, etc.)
Carea Community Health Centrewww.careachc.cafood/toys
Community Justice Alternatives of Durham Regionwww.cjadurham.orgFunding to support unfunded youth programs '- Personalized Anger Management & Partner Assault Programming
Community Living Ajax Pickering and Whitbywww.clapw.orgCraft Kits for people who are isolated at home due to COVID 19 restrictions.
Durham Children's Aid Foundationhttps://durhamcaf.ca/Support for Holiday Hope, providing food, clothing, personal hygiene and a special gift to 2500+ children and youth living in vulnerable family situations.
Durham Girls' Choirwww.durhamgirlschoir.orgWe believe choir is for everyone! Funding donations help us reach more girls from across Durham Region by reducing our registration fees and removing the financial obstacles to participation. Being part of an all-girls choir helps our young members develop a strong sense of belonging and gain self-confidence, in a safe and accepting environment.
Durham Rape Crisis Centrewww.drcc.caDonations
Epilepsy Durham Regionhttp://epilepsydurham.com/online-donations/288-online-donationsClient counselling and mental health support services for adults, children and families in the Durham Region.
Girls Incorporated of Durhamwww.girlsinc-durham.org5000 to support at risk families and girls
Ontario Shores Foundation for Mental Healthhttps://www.ontarioshores.ca/foundation/givingtuesdayMental Health Patient and Program Support
Oshawa Senior Community Centreswww.oscc.ca/donatemonetary donations to support online programs and outreach activities for seniors
Precious Minds Support Serviceswww.preciousminds.comWe have mapped out our tentative 2021 programming plans and we need help covering the expenses associated with running these programs. Programs include our Skills for Life '- Adult Day Program, Free Virtual Programming, Summer Programming and our latest program addition the Precious Minds Walking Club! Examples of some of the programming expenses associated with these programs include; rental of programming spaces, supplies/equipment, and computer software.
Scientists in Schoolhttps://www.scientistsinschool.ca/donate/Addressing access barriers to our science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs for less-affluent students has become even more important as the pandemic has affected students in already vulnerable situations the most. We are raising funds to provide free Scientists in School virtual workshops to ensure that all children have hands-on enrichment opportunities, helping them to dream big and build confidence in becoming the next STEM leaders and innovators of our world. Thank you for supporting our charity and for providing life-shaping opportunities to children during such a difficult time. Science has never been more important.
Simcoe Hall Settlement Housesimcoehall.comSimcoe Hall Settlement House is in need of monetary donations for Christmas Hamper vouchers and PC grocery gift cards to purchase turkeys and hams for our clients.
The Boys and Girls Club of Durhamwww.bgcdurham.comToys and Toiletries
The Robert McLaughlin Galleryhttp://rmg.on.ca/Join us as a member to support your community by providing access to art to contribute to everyone's well-being. It's easy to give! Your membership provides great benefits, and helps us to forge change in our local community through connection and creativity.
The Robert McLaughlin Galleryhttp://rmg.on.ca/Join us as a member to support your community by providing access to art to contribute to everyone's well-being. It's easy to give! Your membership provides great benefits, and helps us to forge change in our local community through connection and creativity.
Their Opportunityhttps://theiropportunity.com/donate/Donations received in November will be matched as part of our Giving Tuesday Annual Fundraiser (upto $15,000)
Their Opportunityhttps://pluggedinconcert.eventbrite.caTicket sales to online concert featuring Aaron Pritchett, local artist Sacha, and more!
United Way of Durham Regionwww.unitedwaydr.comSupport our Meals & Trees Program
Victim Services of Durham Regionhttps://victimservicesdurham.ca/Victim Services of Durham Region needs donations in the form of gift cards, to support survivors of crime and sudden tragedy in meeting their basic needs during the holiday season.
Whitby Historical Societyhttps://whitbyhistoricalsociety.com/Community Programming and Operations
WindReach Farmwww.windreachfarm.orgNeed funding to support more than 100 animals at the farm
WMRCC of Durhamhttps://www.wmrcc.orgMonetary and Holiday items
WMRCC of Durhamhttps://www.wmrcc.orgMonetary and Holiday items

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