Gift BoxThe are a time of giving, sharing, and for family, but it’s also a time to reach out and support and organizations that always need more support.

To launch The GATE’s annual Holiday Gift Guide series, which will run over the next two weeks, I wanted to first take some time to suggest a few charities that you can support this holiday season. Before you finish your shopping for your family and friends this year, 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 you feel strongly about. Whether you can give $10, $50, or more, every dollar can make a big difference for these causes.


SickKidsSickKids Foundation 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/default.asp

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Canadian Cancer Society Cancer Society www.cancer.ca
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with .
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/makeadonationc7.php

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Salvation ArmySalvation 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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United WayUnited 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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Daily Bread Food BankDaily Bread Food Bank www.dailybread.ca
Fighting to end hunger in our communities.
Donate: www.adluremedia.com/dailybread/donate/index.cfm?id=1-1


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W. Andrew Powell
Editor-In-Chief

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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