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Ask a neighbour if you can help them this season by performing chores or errands

  Bake holiday cookies and bring them to work or to your neighbours for sharing
  Write letters of appreciation to members of your community, like crosswalk guards, TTC drivers or postal workers
  Invite an elderly neighbour or a newcomer and their family to your holiday dinner, movie night or celebration
  Compliment a stranger and wish them a happy holidays either in person or by leaving a note for someone to find
  Drop off thank you cards for staff at non-profits or community centres in your neighbourhood
  Knit scarves for those in need and leave them around Toronto—be sure to add a tag that let’s people know it’s not lost! 
  Bring some blankets, pet food or toys to an animal shelter
  Pay it forward - buy someone else a coffee or warm drink anonymously
  Share your holiday volunteering or acts of kindness on social media and encourage others to give back too
  Host a fundraising event—like an ornament making party or office holiday sweater day—for the cause of your choice, UNICEF has great toolkit to get you started
  Visit with elderly members of the community by connecting with a senior’s living facility in your area like Woodgreen Community Services
  Give the gift of life by donating blood
  Organize a coat and winter clothing drive in your community, donating the items to a local shelter—here’s how to start
  Make a care kit for the homeless with items like socks, deodorant, mittens and snacks—give them out directly or donate them to one of the organizations on the City of Toronto's Holiday Wish List, found here.  
  Give a Gift of Light to a person struggling with mental health issues at CAMH
 If you are media looking to speak on volunteering during the holidays please get in touch with Cara Eaton, Marketing and Communications Manager at Volunteer Toronto.
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