Tag Archives | Charitable Giving


Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 10, Give a Beehive!

Today is another Giving Day.  Via PlanCanada, we’re donating a Beehive & Beekeeping Kit, and lessons in how to care for and maintain the hive to a family in the developing world. This not only helps a family in need, it contributes to rebuilding the declining bee population. And, as we all know, bees are a vital part of our food chain. You can read […]

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Advent Shadowbox: Day 23, Library in a Box for Haiti (via PlanCanada.ca)

December 19, 2011 23rd Day of Advent 6 Days til Christmas Dear Kids, Last Night, Mama & Papa logged on to Plan Canada (http://www.plancanada.ca). After looking over all of their Gifts of Hope, we purchased a Library in a Box for Haiti in your honour (pictured above). Today, we’ll check out the site together and browse all of the […]

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Advent Shadowbox: Day 16, Have a Tree Planted

December 12th, 2011 16th Day of Advent 13 Days ’til Christmas  In honour of your Great Grand Aunt Rose and all of those dear to us who have passed away, have a tree planted near the place where you live now, in your own province. Give to Trees Ontario http://www.treesontario.ca via Canada Helps http://www.canadahelps.org

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Advent Shadowbox: Day 9, St. Vincent de Paul Baskets

December 5, 2011 9th Day of Advent 20 Days ’til Christmas Another Monday? Another Giving Day! Today, the Giving’s at School. Add these Gift-Cards to the Saint Vincent de Paul Society Baskets Organized by your Classroom. Each year, our elementary school works with the St. Vincent de Paul Society to fill Christmas baskets for families in […]

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Advent Calendar 2011: A Shadowbox Spectacular

One of my favourite childhood Christmas traditions was my mother’s Advent Chain. On the first day of Advent, a simple chain of interconnected red and green construction paper loops would appear in the kitchen doorway.  Each day, my brother and I would tear a loop off of the bottom of the chain to reveal a new family activity. Among our […]

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