Giving Back to our Burlington Community
The Holiday Season provides a wonderful opportunity to model compassion and generosity by giving back to families less fortunate within your community.
As the lucky dad to four kids, the holiday season is always a magical time for us. It’s a thrill to watch my kids’ faces light up with joy, as they receive much-anticipated gifts. And joining our extended family for delicious meals just adds more festivity to the season.
But this is also a time of year that provides a wonderful opportunity to model compassion and generosity for families that don’t have those same privileges. As a parent, it’s important to me to share those lessons with my kids and get them involved. And as a clinician, that works with young people, I have seen firsthand that this is a generation motivated to make a difference.
Here in Burlington, there are several organizations working tirelessly to support members of our community this holiday season. If you are hoping to add some giving to your family’s holiday season, please consider supporting any of the following groups.
With over 1,000 clients living on or below the poverty line, the Holiday Giving Program helps to brighten the season for families by accepting donations of gift cards and/or unwrapped adult, youth, and child gifts. Warm clothes and toiletries for teens are especially useful.
Every month, over 600 people receive food from the food bank, with an estimated 35% of those assisted each year being children. Visit the website to find out which food items are most needed.
Half of all Canadians will either need blood or know someone who needs it. The need for blood products is ongoing. Find out where clinics are running over the holiday season and give the gift of life.
Compassion and Generosity
This organization helps minor athletic associations and schools in Burlington and the surrounding area to collect food for those in need. By visiting the website, you can either donate funds or find out when the next food collection is happening.
Many patients spend decades in the hospital without the financial means to support themselves or return home. The Angel Project helps to provide medical equipment, outings, and basic needs to improve quality of life.
Our practice is also supporting the Burlington Food Bank. We have a drop off in our waiting room, and we are gladly accepting all donations.
Donation Box at Britton Orthodontics