Our Hats for the Homeless Campaign is in full swing! We have set out a goal to donate 1000 warm, winter hats to those in need this season. How does this work? For every hat you buy, we donate 1 to a person in need!
All winter hats are included in the campaign, and we have have HOME toques for every province! Each toque, all comes with the tagging explaining the Hats for the Homeless campaign, making them great, easy gifts.
We also have Canadian made, tartan toques that subtly show where you call HOME or the place you love to spend time.
How this works: Every time a hat is sold, we track it, and identify the shelter closest to the place it was purchased. Once a month, we ship off the donated hats all across Canada!
Help us reach our goal of 1000 hats donated to a person in need!
Find your hats here
Thanks for making an impact and believing we can make a difference!
Today is Giving Tuesday!
GivingTuesday is a movement created in Canada to kick start the giving season. Every year after Black Friday and Cyber Monday there is now Giving Tuesday, “An Opening of the giving season”.
“We have two days that are good for the economy. Now we have a day that is good for the community too.” - GivingTuesday
This is a chance for everyone to come together, to rally for their favorite charities, and to think about others.
The Giving can be as small as a few coins dropped in a donation box, a jar of canned food donated to the food bank. Even the smallest things can go a long way for those in need.
Even though we do have this special day every year now, I stress the importance to keep helping and thinking of others every other day of the year. It is amazing how such small acts of kindness go a long way.
With the cold weather coming you can help those in need like the residents do every year in Nova Scotia. They come together to tie coats, mittens and scarves to street poles for those who are left out in the cold and are in need.
You could create a movement like the community of Ottawa did with “Purse Project”, which has recently gone viral. People donate purses that we have locked away in your closet, that we won’t likely use again, and fill them up with toiletries, and other things, to donate to women in need.
It’s amazing the difference that one person, doing one little thing, can make to help bring the community together, and help those in need.
Today is #GivingTuesday, how are you going to give back?
Earlier this fall I moved to New Brunswick from Ontario. With Christmas coming I was starting to feel disconnected from my family and I was thinking how different it was going to be this year. This past weekend my parents were expected to be visiting and bringing me the rest of my furniture/stuff. What they surprised me with, on top of all the amazing hard work and time they have put into this move, was an early Christmas.
They surprised me with the most amazing gift of all. I didn’t think it was even a possibility, but they brought me the gift of a piece of home, my baby niece and my big sister. How they managed to keep all that a secret from me is astonishing.
My mother brought the whole nine yards. The Christmas tree, the traditional star tree topper that we have had in the family for years, my first ornaments, my hand stitched stocking, my stocking holder, and the food. Don’t even get me started on all the food she brought.
We had a full on Christmas this past Sunday. With the turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, mashed potatoes and ham.
In my family we have a lot of traditions, especially when it comes to the food. Some of those food traditions are Nanaimo bars, eggnog cookies, peanut butter balls, cherry/butter/mincemeat tarts, sugar cookies, cream cheese chocolate chip cupcakes and a few random Christmas treats my mom has decided to test out each year.
Also, we usually have a few cheese balls from Hickory Farms, homemade spinach dip, and our special homemade crab dip (a recipe that has been passed down through the Webster family). We always have these things, along with the treats, to nibble on until dinner was ready.
Without these main traditions in my HOME it wouldn’t feel like Christmas. Which is why my parents recreated that feeling of Christmas on a random day in the middle of November. That feeling of HOME, holiday season and comfort was created.
Home isn’t just a place, it is a feeling, and it’s about the people you are surrounded by. My family helped create my new home in New Brunswick and filled it with wonderful memories and helped to ensure there are many more to come!
What makes your HOME feel like home to you?