A Time For Generosity

GIve in to Giving this Season!


Charitable organizations need your gracious support this time of year.
We are spotlighting  a few making a positive impact in our community:


  1. Blanket BC Society - Donate blankets, socks, toques, scarves, pillowcases, winter jackets and long underwear. Call to arrange a pick-up of your items!

  2. Lynn Valley Lions Club - Purchase a christmas tree that gives back to the community.

  3. Bikes For Tykes - Do you have an old bike sitting in the garage? Drop it off at Obsession Bikes in North Van where they will tune it up and deliver it to a kid in need!

  4. Operation Red Nose - Get a safe ride home by donation and support youth on the North Shore. They are also looking for volunteer drivers.

  5. Harvest Project - is accepting food donations and volunteers for their programs.

  6. Canadian Blood Services - Blood donations are greatly needed during the holidays. See what blood type is in shortage on their website.

  7. BC Children’s Hospital - Make the holidays brighter for thousands of kids and their families in BC by participating in a virtual snowball fight.

  8. Keithmas VIII - Keithmas celebrates the wild and crazy Keith RIchards with Rolling Stones covers by local bands and 100% of proceed go to the food bank!

  9. Pan Pacific Christmas Wish Breakfast - Bring your christma spirit and a new children’s toy for a child in need. Enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast buffet for your generosity.

  10. Stanley park Christmas Train - Ride the train, enjoy the lights and drink hot chocolate to support Fire Fighters Burn Fund that has been helping burn survivors since 1998.


The gift of time is as precious as any monetary donation. There are small acts of kindness you can do to brighten someone’s day without spending anything!


  1. Pick up litter in parks or at the beach

  2. Let someone go in front of you in line

  3. Give a stranger a compliment

  4. Write letter to the Canadian Troops

  5. Visit a care home for the elderly

  6. Hold open doors for people

  7. Shovel a neighbour’s driveway when it snows

  8. Babysit for a friendn for free

  9. Learn to say hello in a different languages

  10. Take the time to listen to someone


Every action in the spirit of giving creates a ripple effect in the world. If giving, rather than getting, was our primary focus, we would experience more happiness and contentment. By starting each day with the simple remembrance “What can I offer the world today”, our hearts will lead us to the answer.


Happy Holidays From the Grant Gardner Team!





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