We love supporting our community! This year The Jen Scholte Team is excited for our 12 Days of Community Gifting. Over the next couple of weeks we will be highlighting and gifting to some of the wonderful organizations in South Georgian Bay who provide amazing services in support of our community.

 
 

Day 1 - Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation 

To kick off our 12 Days of Community Giving we chose to give back to the Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation an organization that provides compassionate care in the home and at Campbell House for individuals and families dealing with life-limiting illness living in the communities of The Town of Blue Mountains, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach and Clearview Township. Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation requires ongoing donations from the southern Georgian Bay community to meet the critical need for top-quality and free palliative care services both at Campbell House and in the community.

Donate Here: https://hospicegeorgiantriangle.com/donate/

 
 

Day 2 - Canadian Blood Services 

Day 2- We are giving The Gift of Life. Rolling up your sleeves to donate blood is one of the kindest thing an individual can do. Whether it's a financial donation or by donating your blood you change someone’s life. Every minute of every day, someone in Canada needs blood – often from more than one generous donor. Put donating blood on your holiday #BucketList. Donate today. Together, we are Canada's Lifeline. 

 Donate Here: https://www.blood.ca/en/ways-donate

 
 

Day 3 - Bruce Trail Concervancy 

Day 3- We are giving The Gift of The Environment.  For over 50 years, people have been exploring, building, and sharing the Bruce Trail. The Bruce Trail is Canada's oldest and longest marked footpath stretching 900 km from Niagara to Tobermory. Because of the generous donations that came in this year the Bruce Trail was able to secure over 1,027 acres of protected natural land and plant 8,946 trees and 200 wildflowers across various trails. For our members of The Jen Scholte Team, hiking the Bruce Trail is of the most enjoyed activities that we do year long.

 Donate Here: https://brucetrail.org/pages/ways-to-give

 
 

Day 4 - Sunset Manor 

Day 4- We are giving The Gift of of Mobility. Sunset Manor provides accommodations and support to over 148 permanent residents. Additionally to that the Manor  provides Meals-on-Wheels, Short-Stay, and Podiatry Services to individuals in the local community, "co-op" and clinical training experiences for students, community meeting space and support services to Sunset Village. Click the link below to find out all the ways to donate to the Sunset Manor

Donate Here: https://www.simcoe.ca/LongTermCare/Pages/Donations/Donate-to-Sunset-Manor.aspx

 
 

Day 5 - Home Horizon- Barbara Weider House  

Day 5- We are giving The Gift of Education. Homelessness is no place for our youth and the holiday season is an especially difficult time for them. Home Horizon provides safe, stable, affordable housing, health, life skills education, mentorship, and individualized support plans that help them to set realistic goals and teach them skills that will last a lifetime. This year ,thanks to a matching donation of $30,000 from two long-time donors, donations will have DOUBLE the impact!! Every dollar YOU donate to Home Horizon between now and December 31st will be DOUBLED (up to $30,000).

The services of Home Horizon target youth experiencing homelessness in the Southern Georgian Bay area The Barbara Weider House (BWH), their transitional housing program, is staffed 24 hours a day and currently has capacity for seven youth to live in the house and is expanding to ten in the new year. In addition to providing safe, stable and affordable housing, we provide health and life skills education, mentorship, and individualized support plans that help them to set realistic goals and teach them skills that last a lifetime. Helping those facing homelessness in our community is a costly business and sadly there is an overwhelming demand for these services. Currently there are 28 youth on their waitlist. We are asking you to give a gift so that youth in our community with nowhere else to go can access supports to help them build a bridge in their life to a stable, healthy future. 

Donate Here: https://www.homehorizon.ca/about-us/news/holidaymatchinggift2021

 
 

Day 6 - Christmas Families   

Day 6- We are giving The Gift of Family. Day 6 is a very special one here for not only us but all the agents and staff of Century 21 Millennium Inc. The Jen Scholte Team is so honoured to be connected and working with a company that is focused on giving back to our communities that we service.This year Century 21 Millennium agents collectively raised over $30,000 to our Christmas Families Charity! There is such a tremendous need for extra support for families and their children, it gives us such joy knowing that we were able to make a difference this Christmas season for these families ❤️
 
 

Day 7 - United Way Simcoe Muskoka  

Day 7- We are giving The Gift of Connection.  This year we are focusing on 3 of the amazing programs at The United Way Simcoe Muskoka. Woman United - This program helps the girls and women of Simcoe Muskoka to become empowered, achieve independence and, in line with United Way Simcoe Muskoka, helps break the cycle of poverty.

The Leap program runs from January 1- December 31 or until funds are depleted each year. This grant will help make a 1 time payment per calendar year directly towards your energy bill. Last year they had over 19 thousand requests for utility help. 

The Urgent Needs Fund offered emergency financial assistance with prompt, one-time grants to address basic needs like groceries, clothing, transportation, health and wellness expenses and more. Last year over $220,000 was put back into our community for those that were in need.  

Donate Here: https://uwsimcoemuskoka.ca/give/

 
 

Day 8 - Georgian Triangle Humane Society  

Day 8- We are giving The Gift of Companionship. This year we are donating to the Vets of Tomorrow Program at the Georgian Triangle Humane Society for youth aged 11 & up. This program costs $99 per youth and starts in the new year. The purpose of this program is so that our youth can start to feel empowered enough to return to a post-pandemic world with confidence and self-awareness as it's been such challenging times for many. 

Donate Here: https://www.gths.ca/donatenow/

 
 

Day 9 - Environment Network  

Day 9- We are giving The Gift of Healthy Seniors. The Environment Network will be launching a new program in 2022 called the Intergenerational Cooking for Seniors program. This program was developed in response to a significant need in our community. This program encompasses a holistic approach to engaging healthy seniors which is vital to their overall health and wellness. Social Isolation is seen to be one of the leading factors of declining health and one that is overburdening the health care system. This project reduces negative impacts through social engagement focusing on mental health and increasing nutritional health.

Donate Here: https://www.environmentnetwork.org/

 
 

Day 10 - Collingwood General and Marine Hospital 

Day 10- We are giving The Gift of Health. This year the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital introduced the Tree of Life Campaign. By helping replace Automated Dispensing Units systems in every department you will ensure that all medical staff can safely deliver medications to every patient who walks through the doors. This medication dispensing system is used by doctors, nurses, and pharmacists all day, every day in every department at CGMH where they see patients. With your donations CGMH will be able to continue to safely deliver exceptional care to all patients in our community.

Donate Here: https://cgmhf.com/tree-of-life

 
 


Day 11 - Food Bank 

Day 11- We are giving The Gift of Nourishment.  This year we are donating to Food drives across the area that we service. Donating to your local food bank especially around this time of year helps to provide healthy, nutritious food relief to individuals/families of our community who are in need. 

Donate Here:  https://donate.salvationarmy.ca


 
 

Day 12 - Collingwood Youth Centre 

For our final day of our 12 Days of Community Giving we are giving The Gift of Future Minds. The Collingwood Youth Centre offers all kinds of programs for our youth, including a technology centre, a recording studio, a culinary kitchen, video games, and not only that the Collingwood Youth Centre provides safe and essential support to the youth in our area. The Collingwood Youth Centre along with The Environment Network and Elephant Thoughts has also introduced a new  project called the Butterfly Program. Over the course of 2022 the project will have many different programs that will include food drives, expansion of community gardens, virtual and in person cooking programs, as well as a planned community fridge and pantry with all contents free to the public.

Donate Here: https://collingwoodyouthcentre.ca/