Wednesday, 30 December 2020

You Can Make a Difference - Giving Strategies 2022

Give with a grateful heart!

Written by Robyn T. Braley

Robyn T. Braley is a brand specialist, writer, speaker, community leader and media commentator. He is the President of UniMark Creative Inc. 

The last day of December 2022 is the final opportunity to receive tax credits for donations to charitable organizations.

The needs are great. The residue of the COVID pandemic has been compounded by runaway inflation causing a worldwide economic crisis.

The COVID experience amplified the financial needs in our communities! Inflation means many people can't afford healthy food or rent costs. They are in constant search of cheaper prices.

Every day, worthy causes inundate companies and private individuals with letters, emails and phone calls pleading for help. The challenge is to decide which organizations to help when so many are worthy of support.

People are desperate. Healthcare is at a breaking point. Families are in distress.

All of this brings added pressure on food banks, family resource agencies, addiction recovery organizations, youth programs, and mental health services. Counsellors are overwhelmed by the number of people seeking help. 

Friday, 18 December 2020

Ebineezer Says Businesses are Making a Big Difference in a COVID Christmas

Ebeneezer says, "Make a COVID Christmas a giving Christmas" 

Written by Robyn T. Braley

The saying never gets old. Christmas is a time for giving. It’s a time for recognizing the needs of others and responding in meaningful ways. Christmas is a time for sharing out of a pure heart and a desire to make the world a better place to live. 

COVID-19 has increased the needs in our communities to uber-extreme levels. And now we are dealing with a steady flow of new variants. First, there was the Delta, and now we have the Omicron. 

I know many reading this post are without a job. You've been laid off or your job has been moved to other cities and you are faced with the choice and expense of moving.  

Perhaps you own a small business that failed due to the pandemic. Because of it, your employees are without jobs also. 

Families are in distress. All of this has increased pressures at food banks, family resource agencies, addictions recovery organizations and mental health services. I know counsellors who are overwhelmed by the number of people seeking help. 

I am truly blest to do business in Canada. I work with clients who have a passion for what they do. Giving back to the community is a key part of their business strategies.
Many do not limit giving to the Christmas season. As Ebeneezer Scrooge famously said, “I will honour Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all year round.”