Christmas Giving

Empty Wine Boxes Turn Into 'Advent Calendar' For Those In Need

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Alberta

"It's a great way to think of other people during the holidays."

How A B.C. Family I'd Never Met Changed My Life

Kishone Tony Roy | Posted 02.25.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Kishone Tony Roy

When someone gives you an amazing gift like I got exactly 20 years ago this Christmas, that amazing feeling of gratitude might not come until years later. But looking back, you realize that all those helping hands are what gave you the chance to fight another day.

Free Christmas Meals In Burnaby

CBC | Posted 02.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A Burnaby restaurant is shutting down normal operations this Christmas Eve to serve its famous Italian food to those in need. Starting at 10 a.m. PT...

LOOK: Where To Give This Christmas

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Christmas is a time for giving, but with so many places to choose from, where do you direct your generosity? Here's a guide to some campaigns and o...

The Shoebox Project Shines a Light on Ottawa's Best Side

Caroline Mulroney Lapham | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada Impact
Caroline Mulroney Lapham

On any given day in Ottawa you can find the private sector focused on doing its thing, the decision makers on Parliament Hill locked in their latest battle, the media preoccupied with the news of the day and the lobbyists working away behind the scenes on their own interests. But as this holiday season approaches, an amazing thing is pulling all of the various players on and off the Hill together.

Christmas Is Not About Giving -- It's About Receiving

Lori Gard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

If Christmas means giving more and more of myself so that I become less and less of me, then I'll take a pass, thanks. No, instead I intend on receiving Christmas this year. I want Christmas to wash over me in all its glory. This year, I want to focus on accepting the priceless gift of Christmas.

The Card You Can't Afford Not to Give

Melissa Ramos | Posted 02.19.2013 | Canada Impact
Melissa Ramos

I've always loved the concept of paying it forward. You read about those wonderful generous individuals in Tim Hortons' lines paying for the person behind them and it warms your heart. I recently read about a fellow Canadian blogger, Taslim Jaffer, who is doing her own "pay it forward" in a uniquely creative way.

Remember, Toys Are Not the Meaning of Christmas

Vac Verikaitis | Posted 02.12.2013 | Canada Living
Vac Verikaitis

There's a local campaign in the Greater Toronto Area sponsored by the good folks at the Salvation Army called Toy Mountain. People bring in gifts of new toys that will, we are told, be distributed to children in need. The underlying theme is that there can be nothing worse than for a kid to wake up on Christmas morning without a toy under the tree.