There are some incredible people doing amazing work to make our world a better place, and there’s a lot we can offer to show our appreciation and support. Whether it’s your time, donations, or special skills, we encourage you to take a moment to learn about these charities, and help them help our communities.
Project Give Back Learn to live, learn to give! Project Give Back is a passion based program designed for grades 4 and 5 students to develop empathy, build character, and ignite community minded citizens. This individualized curriculum based program is aimed to enhance responsibility and develop a deep seated feeling in one’s self to make a difference in the lives of others. Donating to Project Give Back is investing in future philanthropists.
Teens Turning Green is a student led global movement devoted to education and advocacy around environmentally sustainable and socially responsible choices. The organization engages youth in the transition from conventional to conscious living, empowering them and mobilizing action to sustain a healthy planet. Donations help TTG to develop and ground programs on campuses and digital platforms, expanding the reach to mentor strong, passionate, articulate young leaders as they take action in their daily lives, on school campuses, and in local communities.
Shoresh Rooted in Jewish wisdom and practice, Shoresh’s environmental programs respond to contemporary food and ecological issues. In 2009, Shoresh opened the Kavanah Garden which hosts over 1400 community members annually through educational and hands-on programs, workshops, and events, producing over 500 pounds of fresh vegetables each season for community members in need. In addition, they facilitate workshops and events at schools and shuls across the GTA, host an annual Jewish Food Conference at the Miles Nadal JCC, coordinate a network of Jewish Community Support Agriculture Programs, and are developing a rural centre for sustainable land-based Judaism at Bela Farm in Hillsburgh, Ontario.