World Give Day: How Small Gives Change the World

My favourite day of the year is almost here: World Give DayMay 4th, 2012. After completing my own personal giving journey for 365days I had the honour of meeting people from all over the world that are doing so much to give back in their own way. I was asked by the team at World Give Day … READ MORE

Homeless Teenager Inspires Millions

Supporting the homeless has been a passion of mine for years.

My philanthropic career got started a number of decades ago by working with the homeless in Toronto. My work has inspired me on so many levels to give back to the world. It helped me understand a side of life that I had not been exposed to growing up … READ MORE

Day 339: Volunteering Turns Your Passion into Commitment

Do you have a passion for a specific cause?

Maybe it’s hunger, homlessness, child abuse, animal rescue, disaster relief or our planet. If you want to really turn your passion into a lifetime commitment- volunteer.

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Day 339: Give 339

I recently volunteered at Mission Possible which I posted about on Day 308: Passion to Purpose. I have been … READ MORE

Day 293: It’s Easy to Give When It’s Hot Hot Hot!

Homeless Man and DogDo you know that song “Feeling Hot Hot Hot?” That is Toronto right now. I’m talking Canada. Since visiting here the temperature has only been rising. Today it felt like 40C and by tomorrow it will feel like 48C. Today I was running around trying to get some last minute work items completely in the downtown core and I found … READ MORE

Day 270: Give a Key, Help the Homeless and Pay it Forward

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The give today is in honour of my sister Karen Somers. Today is her birthday – Happy Birthday girlfriend! She lives in LA so I don’t always get the opportunity to celebrate with her. One of the things I love about my relationship with this sister ( I have 3!) is we do the girlie stuff together. … READ MORE

Day 269: A Give that Gave Back: Uganda Street Kids Get A Bed

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Have you ever seen or heard of the award winning documentary called A Small Act? It’s a story of a women that sponsored a child in Kenya. One day that child grew into a man and knocked on her door to tell her how her support changed his life. He is now changing children’s lives all over Africa. … READ MORE

Day 230: An Apple a Day… Keeps the Homeless and Hungry Happy

How many homeless people or people begging for money have you walked past in your life? Or just the past week? How many times have you stopped with a coffee, sandwich, loose change or just a friendly hello?

Day 230: Give 230

Vancouver Homeless & Hunger Facts (facts taken from The Richmond Food Bank & Street to Home)

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