12/03/2015 01:36 EST | Updated 12/07/2015 10:59 EST

Season Of Giving: How Our Family Gave Back This Year

Pauline Oseña

Many families have a yearly tradition of giving back or donating during the holiday season, and we think that’s something worth sharing and spreading. We asked our Parent Contributor Network to organize a way for their families to donate, in one way or another, to The Hospital For Sick Children (SickKids). What that looks like is up to them; from a bake sale to a potluck to a toy donation shopping spree or a pledge drive, we’re excited to see the creative and generous ways our parents bring their families together in the name of something truly good.

  • <strong><a href=Kids Helping Kids" />
    Tara Wilson
    When Tara Wilson took her two daughters downtown for a shopping trip, they didn't know it would end with a walking trip to SickKids to drop off the craft supplies they had just bought together as a family!
  • <strong><a href=Finding Your Inner Santa" />
    Pauline Oseña
    By walking her 4-year-old son through the donation guidelines and explaining the SickKids situation to him as he wrote a card for the children there, Pauline Oseña is getting an early start on showing her kids what the season of giving can really be about.
  • <strong><a href=Giving Back This Holiday Season" />
    Brandee Foster
    This holiday season, Brandee Foster and her son will be sending a love of reading to the children at SickKids with these gift cards.