by Lacey Ward
on Thursday, November 28th, 2019 at 10:41am.
The Jen Scholte Team chooses 12 community initiatives each December that we contribute to. We call this our ‘12 Days of Giving’, an act of appreciation to give back to the community that gives us so much!
Follow along over the next month and we would be honoured to introduce you to some of the many wonderful initiatives making our community stronger.
Day 1 - Easter Seals - The Grey Bruce Celebrity Hockey Classic
We are excited to announce that TODAY, our Team Leader Jen Scholte is be participating in the Grey Bruce Celebrity Hockey Classic this year in support of the Easter Seals! Today Jen is on the ice with Al Lafrate & Wendel Clark! Donations go to Easter Seals Ontario and the programs they provide to children with physical disabilities in our community, they assist in purchases of mobility and accessibility equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, porch lifts and ramps. Easter Seals also helps by providing summer camp opportunities at our two fully accessible properties, Camp Merrywood, near Perth, Ont. and Camp Woodeden, in London, Ont. In addition, Easter Seals offers post-secondary scholarships and provides access to information and resources, and public education and awareness.
Last week, our team gathered up purses and filled them with personal care items for the Fill a Purse for a Sister campaign. Thank you to Butter Gallery for collecting and organizing these donations!
The Fill a Purse for a Sister Campaign just wrapped up its fifth annual drive with a goal to collect 12,000 purses and backpacks for women and youth in shelters and crisis centres across the country.
If you missed the donation date this year, you can contribute next year by filling a new or gently used purse or backpack with toiletries, sanitary products and other personal items such as a scarf, gloves, notebook or journal, or gift card.
Day 3 - Out of the Cold
For our 3rd day of giving, we would like to feature to Out of the Cold - Collingwood's new emergency shelter for those experiencing homelessness. Out of the Cold Opened for the first day on December 2nd and will be open from November to April to provide shelter during the coldest months of the year. We are so glad to see this shelter open for those in need in our area, you can find details on intake and donations for Out of the Cold here: https://outofthecoldcollingwood.com
More information from our Team Leader Jen on Out of the Cold:
Day 4 - Georgian Traingle Humane Society
It is Day 4 of our 12 days of giving and today we are pleased to feature the Georgian Triangle Humane Society, the GTHS serves the area commonly known as the ‘Georgian Triangle’, which includes the communities of Wasaga Beach, Stayner, Creemore, Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, Thornbury, Clarksburg, Meaford and the surrounding areas. We are so thankful to have the GTHS in our community helping our pets and our pets 'to-be'! See the animals available and services provided by the Georgian Triangle Humane Society here: https://www.gths.ca/
Find out what the GTHS is working on now in our conversation with The Georgian Triangle Humane Society's Development Manager, Kelly O'Neil and find out how you can help this holiday season in our videos below, thank you to the humane society for giving us a special tour!
Day 5 - Georgian Triangle Hospice
For our 5th day of giving, we wanted to give back to the Hospice Georgian Triangle by sponsoring a light in their 'Lights of Love Holiday Celebration', in which they light up Campbell House as a community. Each donation goes toward ensuring the exceptional care provided by The Hospice Georgian Triangle continues into the future. Sponsor a light here: https://www.hospicegeorgiantriangle.com/wish-list-2019
Jen Scholte, Team Leader on The Hospice Georgian Triangle's 'Lights of Love' holiday campaign below:
Day 6 - Sunset Manor
On our 6th day of giving we partnered with Sunset Manor - Long Term Care and took care of 4 residents' Christmas wish lists! Sunset Manor Sunset Manor Home for the Aged is a municipal, Long-Term Care facility. It provides accommodation, support services and nursing and personal care service for 148 permanent residents and 2 short-stay residents.