#GivingTuesday is a global movement for giving and volunteering taking place each year after Black Friday. The “opening day of the giving season,” it’s a time when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for their favourite causes. #GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for people to encourage the donation of time, resources, and talents to address local challenges. It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners – nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses, and corporations, as well as families and individuals – to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness. Across Canada and around the world, #GivingTuesday unites communities by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another.
We are excited to announce that Oreille Bionique will be our match donor for #GivingTuesday!
This year will mark our 5th year participating in the #GivingTuesday movement. Our goal is to come together for accessibility by giving 500 masks to the community. Accessibility is the gift that will keep on giving, and we hope to raise awareness and start to create systemic change around accessibility and inclusion for the hard of hearing community. In order to achieve this goal of giving out 500 masks, the Hear Québec team will be stationed at various points around the city:
- Abby Stonehouse and Heidy Wager will be at City Hall
- Layne Turner and Dale Bonnycastle will be at Cote St Luc Mall
- Elaina Grimm and members of the Mcgill Sign Language Club will be at McGill University
We sent out an original open letter to the Mayor asking her to address accessibility in Montreal on May 28th and followed it up with a second open letter and press release about Legault’s announcement to stop supplying masks with clear windows on November 8th. We then wrote to the Mayor again on November 22nd, giving her another chance to respond to our open letter and inviting her to take part in the distribution of clear masks in front of City Hall we will be doing on November 30th. The Mayor’s office responded that the Mayor would not be able to participate, but Ms. Josefine Blanco, member of the executive committee responsible for diversity, social inclusion, homelessness and universal accessibility, will be there speaking with us about accessibility in Montreal.
Our goal is to go into the community and raise awareness about the importance of accessibility and how that promotes inclusion for everyone affected by hearing loss.
Members, volunteers, and Hear ambassadors will be able to participate in spreading the message of accessibility. Anyone who wants to help distribute masks will be given a free box of masks to hand out in their own communities. If you choose to participate, you will have to document their day of giving with testimonials, photos, and video.
Hear Québec is a proud partner of the #GivingTuesday movement, and you can visit our partner page on the #GivingTuesday website at this link.
To make your gift and join the movement to promote accessibility for all, please click the button below.
As always, we are grateful to have you as a member of our community, and you can call the office at 514-488-5552 extension 4500 if you have any questions.
Is your company ready to join the global movement. Corporate social responsibility programs are fast becoming the way for companies to create a positive culture, engage their workforce and be the good that the world needs. #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving, is a powerful opportunity to engage your employees and community in the causes that matter to them for more information about sponsorship or volunteer opportunity. Please contact our Executive Director, Heidy Wager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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