Although I contribute both time and financial support to groups and organizations all year round, the holiday season/ end of the year always seems to be a time when we reflect on how else we can give back. Every year at this time I post a list of my 5 suggestions for local organizations to support. There are of course thousands of other organizations which are equally deserving of support – both local and across the world, and I encourage you in the spirit of the season to post the organization you want to give a shout out to in the comments!
United Way Ottawa
This organization has been giving so much , for so many years. I was personally very committed to the organization for years, running the workplace campaign. The United Way has changed with the times and provides value to the organizations it supports as well as the rest of the community. As community giving changes, the United Way changes as well. I encourage you to check out this great piece of United Way Stories – the focus on “lives changed” is supported by these stories and I encourage you to support this great cornerstone of Ottawa.