Written by: Lisa Turza, Development Officer
We know that you don’t think about giving back just one day a year. Every day you make decisions about what you can do to be a positive influence in your community. But there is one day where we can all come together and focus on giving back to our favourite cause. Giving Tuesday is a Canada-wide effort to encourage our communities to collectively take a moment from the busy holiday preparations and ponder on your give back: your philanthropy – a belief that you can be a part of something bigger. These are big thoughts, so it’s a good thing we dedicate a day to it.
The Great Give Back: December 2nd 2014. The Conservation Halton Foundation sincerely hopes that you take the time to think about what charity is close to your heart, whether it be for the cause of the environment, or health; social services or education; we are proud to be a part of this initiative, and proud to spread the word of giving.
The Mountsberg Raptor Centre is home to over 30 birds of prey who have sustained injuries that prevent them from being returned to the wild. Happy, warm and well-fed they stay at the Raptor Centre. Our Education birds are even comfortable enough with people to help educate the community about human impact on Native Ontario Raptors!
If you love birds like we do, you can also support the recovery of the Eastern Loggerhead Shrikes. For three years now, Mountsberg Conservation Area has been part of an initiative to breed and release Eastern Loggerhead Shrikes into the wild to assist their endangered population. Help save this unique species by supporting the Shrike Recovery Project.
If birds aren’t your thing, how about air – The Conservation Halton Foundation plants thousands of trees every year with the help of our many donors and volunteers – be a part of the success! And breathe easy.
Think about your reasons for giving back. What do you believe in? Whatever the answer to that question is: we thank you for being an engaged part of this community and for being a part of Giving Tuesday.