There is no doubt that the Holidays are an extremely special time for families and friends alike. But as time goes on, the holidays seem to be more about giving back than just giving. We have heard more examples of companies opting out on giving client gifts and donating to their charity of choice. Or families sponsoring a family in need instead of buying their children and relatives gifts that they most likely do not need. We think the Holidays are a perfect time to put our needs aside and give back to those most in need of our time, love and support.
Our Annual Teddy Bear toss is a great example of our team coming together to raise money for Monte Carlo Inns’ charity of choice, the Darling Home for Kids. If you haven’t heard of them already, the Darling Home for Kids is a respite and palliative care centre for children that are medically fragile and technology dependant. Our team at the Monte Carlo Inn Barrie Suites, together with a few members of our corporate office, sold Monte Carlo inn teddy bears for $5.00 or $10.00 at the Molson Centre during a Barrie Colts game. At the first goal, all bears were tossed onto the ice. We were able to raise $3000.00 in just one night!
There are so many ways to get involved and help out, especially at this time of the year, around Toronto. Here are a few ways you, your family or your company get help out this holiday season:
Festive times and philanthropic efforts work hand in hand. Consider where you are spending your time and money this holiday season. Happy Holidays!