Today, on Giving Tuesday, the City of Toronto extends its sincere thanks to all the gracious residents and businesses who have donated gifts, goods and services to help support Toronto’s most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic. Today also marks the first day of the City’s “12 Days of Giving” social media campaign, where the City will use its Twitter account to highlight a different way people can give on each of the next 12 days.
From April to August 2020, the City’s DonateTO program managed approximately $15.5 million in donations of food, goods, services and financial gifts, connecting donors to programs where their gifts make a real difference – from funds directed to COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts, personal protective equipment, warehouse space to support the production of food packages, supplies to help furnish affordable housing units, to digital tablets helping residents in long-term care homes stay connected with loved ones, as just a few examples. Read the DonateTO Donor Report to celebrate our donor stories and learn about many of the generous gifts that the City facilitated in support of COVID-19 relief and recovery.
For those still looking to give back, there are a number of community organizations that would appreciate your support this holiday season. Examples of ways to give include:
These organizations and more will be highlighted during the City’s “12 Days of Giving” Twitter campaign. Follow the campaign at @CityofToronto.
“On Giving Tuesday, I’d like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed in some way to help those who are facing difficult times. Your generosity has allowed us to help those who need it the most and ensure that residents are being supported throughout the pandemic. Torontonians have always put each other first and this year has been no different – it’s the Toronto way.”
– Mayor John Tory
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