Tree snow globeOnce a year we celebrate the holiday season by sharing with family and friends, but this time of year is also an opportunity to reach out and share with the rest of our community by giving to charities and organizations that always need support.

As we have in the past, to launch The GATE’s annual Holiday Gift Guide series, I wanted to take time to suggest a few charities that you can support this holiday season. Before you finish your shopping for family and friends, please take a moment and make a donation to one of these important organizations, or reach out and find an organization that supports a cause that means something for your family. Whether you can give $10, $50, or more, every donation makes a big difference.

Plus, check out part two of our Holiday Gift Guide: Gadgets.


Salvation Army www.salvationarmy.ca
The Salvation Army is the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in Canada and serves in 400 communities across the country.
Donate: www.salvationarmy.ca/donate/

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Daily Bread Food Bank www.dailybread.ca
Fighting to end hunger in our communities.
Donate: dbfb.convio.net/donate

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SickKids www.sickkidsfoundation.com
We inspire our communities to invest in health and scientific advances to improve the lives of children and their families in Canada and around the world.
Donate: www.sickkidsfoundation.com/donate/

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Canadian Cancer Society www.cancer.ca
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.
Donate: convio.cancer.ca/site/PageServer?pagename=donations_can_home

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Habitat for HumanityHabitat For Humanity www.habitat.ca
Thanks to your donations and volunteer support, Habitat for Humanity is able to help people living below the poverty line in financially vulnerable situations, who are able to repay an interest-free mortgage and qualify to become a partner family with Habitat for Humanity.
Donate: www.habitat.ca/en/donate/make-a-donation

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United Way www.unitedway.ca
Every day, Canada’s 117 United Ways – Centraides (UW-Cs) work locally to change living conditions for the better. The issues they face may vary, but the values and purpose that drive them are the same: to strengthen their communities and improve quality of life for Canadians.
Donate: www2.unitedway.ca/UWCanada/content.aspx?id=64

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W. Andrew Powell
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W. Andrew Powell lives, sleeps, eats, and breaths movies and entertainment. Since launching The GATE in 1999 Andrew has enjoyed being a pest to any publicist who would return his calls. In his "spare time," Andrew is also an avid photographer, and writes about leisure travel and hotels around the world.

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