Are you looking for a way to give this holiday season?
Cutting Barriers and Squamish Helping Hands Society are pairing up to launch Giving Tuesday this holiday season.
Our goal is to raise $10,000 between November 27th and December 31st!
Beginning Tuesday, November 27th, we encourage you to go online and donate to Squamish Helping Hands Society. All proceeds will go towards safe shelter, food, and support programs for the vulnerable in our community.
Everyone Deserves to Be Warm
The #GivingTuesday Squamish campaign launches in conjunction with Helping Hands’ annual winter clothing drive. From Tuesday November 27th to December 31st, the community is asked to drop off warm clothing, socks, jackets, gloves, and warm winter wear to the donation box nearest them. Donations boxes are set up at these local businesses in Squamish:
ReMax Sea to Sky Real Estate \ Squamish Savings \ Modo Yoga \ InsureBC \ Miller Capilano Maintenance Corp \ The Ledge Community Coffee House \ CIBC \ Quest University \ TD Canada Trust
We are also running an Instagram challenge to accompany Giving Tuesday. Post a photo on Instagram of the items you are donating and the reason you are giving toward the Giving Tuesday campaign with the hashtag #WhyICare. Follow Cutting Barriers’ Instagram page to see posts by community members.
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What is Giving Tuesday?
Giving Tuesday is a global movement for giving and volunteering founded in Canada by CanadaHelps and the GIV3 Foundation in 2013. They have been joined by thousands of Canadian charities, businesses and communities in a collective call to all Canadians to support charities of their choice. Giving Tuesday was started in 2012 in the US by the UN Foundation and the 92nd Street Y. The movement now includes more than 150 countries. In 2017 over 6,000 charities and business and 6+ million Canadians participated in Giving Tuesday.
You can find more information at www.givingtuesday.ca.
About Helping Hands
Squamish Helping Hands Society (SHHS) provides shelter, food, and support to the Sea to Sky’s homeless and marginalized population. In winter, SHHS operates an Extreme Weather Response, which provides additional shelter beds to those living rough during extreme weather conditions (below zero, incessant rain). The Extreme Weather Program runs from November 1st to March 31st
About Cutting Barriers
Cutting Barriers Employment and Training Association is a new nonprofit startup in Squamish that is partnering with Squamish Helping Hands to offer training and employment opportunities to marginalized and low income residents of the Sea to Sky. Cutting Barriers has a mission to empower individuals by offering relevant and employable skills training, providing experience through volunteer opportunities, and facilitating employment with local businesses.
Under One Roof
Together, Squamish Helping Hands and Cutting Barriers, along with the Squamish Food Bank, Vancouver Coastal Health, and BC Housing, are founding partners of Under One Roof (to be completed 2020), a community hub that provides safe shelter, food, employment and training opportunities to Sea to Sky homeless, marginalized and low income residents.