A few things to mention include;
- Supporting our friends with a day of cleaning after their home was severely affected by the 100 year flood in Calgary in June 2013. Alistair was in the heart of downtown, a Captain at the firehall, being evacuated and evacuating people on the night of the big flooding in downtown Calgary. Here is Aleia (just after she shaved her head for her cancer fundraiser!) and I in our gear help cleaning service and disinfect our friends kitchen.
- One other donation opportunities we were involved in, January 2013 was when our family participated with 11 other families in a 12 days of Christmas giving activity. Our friends last Christmas had been experiencing a very challenging time with cancer treatments and surgeries and had their hearts were lifted when baskets started arriving on their doorstep over 12 days – starting with a partridge in a pear tree, so this year they decided to ‘pay it forward’ and contacted the Kids Cancer Care Foundation and found a perfect family to bless; little 3 year old Keagen was diagnosed with Leukaemia and this family was struggling both financially and emotionally. We all had so much fun shopping as a family and getting creative about our baskets. We were responsible for “Nine Ladies Dancing”. Pictures of the family and little Kegan grinning from ear to ear were priceless. I am sure they enjoyed it as much as we did.
In addition to making a donation, I accepted the ALS (called it LAS in video by mistake!!!) challenge from John Readwin. I am happy to donate money to help find a cure for this horrible disease. In turn I nominate Jody Simmer, Linda Buck and Lana McFadden!
December 2014 – We continued with the Advent Trees and did one for Aleia’s friend Austyn and my friend Carol. Loved putting them together and surprising them!
I continue to look for events and charities to support. Pass along any that are near and dear to your heart.