Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Support a Local Kids' Charity Through United Way

Tomorrow is the United Way "Blitz Day" at my office.  I always donate but it was only a year ago that I realized I could direct some or all of my donation to a local child-related charity.  I'm not suggesting that you only donate to local charities - clearly there is a broad need for donations across the board and in many ways the United Way is in the best position to choose the beneficiaries.  But if you want to donate something locally, perhaps even an extra amount that you wouldn't have donated otherwise, and if you want to do it on a regular, relatively pain-free basis, then the United Way is a great option.

The following local organizations are listed as registered charities and therefore possible candidates for your selection through the United Way.  I may have missed some.  Feel free to let me know.
  • Baobab Tree Drum Dance Community
  • Canadian Mothercraft of Ottawa-Carleton
  • Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities
  • Dovercourt Recreation Association
  • Ottawa School of Speech and Drama
  • St. Vincent de Paul Stores (Ottawa) Incorporated
  • Westboro Nursery School
For a complete list of Canadian registered charities see http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/lstngs/menu-eng.html.  For more information about The United Way, see http://www.unitedwayottawa.ca/.