Giving Back

Image thanking people who contributed to the Sick Kids Hospital Fundraiser
Xray showing large curve in spine from scoliosis
Xray showing a straightened spine with metal rods screwed into the vertebrae

My daughter recently had surgery to correct her scoliosis. She is doing amazing and we are so grateful to everyone at Sick Kids Hospital! They are so great with kids and really care about their recovery.

Her surgeon not only performed a successful 8-hour surgery, but personally came the next morning and the following morning to walk with her down the hallway and up and down the stairs. Apparently he's the only surgeon who does that. 

The nurses were amazing too and helped her adjust to her "new" body. 

And all the other hospital staff and volunteers really made her stay as enjoyable as possible. 

So this month we want to give back to Sick Kids Hospital and help them to give kids a better Christmas!

A surgeon helping a girl walk in the hospital after surgery

Thank you to everyone who joined me in donating to the Sick Kids Foundation Holiday Gifts program. It's tough to be in the hospital at any time of year, but especially during the holidays.

Together we raised $835!

And many of the gifts were matched 2X-5X by Kraft. 

Thank you SO much for helping make this season a little better for these kids!

Boy in the hospital at Christmas being given a gift
Girl in hospital at Christmas opening a stocking

If you'd like to still contribuite, you can donate directly on the Sick Kids website.

Let me know if you donate so I can thank you!

Thank you for making Christmas special for a sick kid 🙂

I volunteered (along with my family) to decorate a donated Christmas tree at a Salvation Army family shelter. Decorations were donated by From Overwhelmed To Organized. Tree was donated by ChristmasTreeMarket.com.

A family beside a decorated Christmas tree and a sign saying the tree was donated by ChristmasTreeMarket.com and decorated by Hilda Rodgers of From Overwhelmed To Organized

I have also participated in several volunteer days as part of the Professional Organizers in Canada Halton-Peel Chapter.

A group of professional organizers and volunteers doing a group organizing project
Eva Rothwell Centre, Hamilton
Two professional organizers helping organize clothing and accessories at a group volunteer day
Compassion Society of Halton, Burlington
An organized storage room with stacks of bins and boxes, labeled with their contents
SafetyNet Charity, Oakville
A group of professional organizers and volunteers doing a group organizing project
Ronald McDonald House, Hamilton

I'm blessed to do what I do and live where I live so I enjoy giving back to a variety of charities.