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'Tis the season to bring joy to families! - Spirit of Math Schools

‘Tis the season to bring joy to families!

Spirit of Math believes in making a difference in our communities. This Holiday Season, we are excited to support various charities to bring happiness to many families across Canada!

Support their cause by bringing your donation(s) to your campus. Our team at Spirit of Math will take the donated gifts in time for the holidays.

The Red Door Shelter in the Greater Toronto Area 

Since 1982, the Red Door Shelter (a non-profit registered charity) has provided services for families and individuals who need safe and supportive emergency shelter. They have now grown to be one of the largest family shelters in Toronto, providing shelter and support to over 500 families every year.

Donation deadline: December 10, 2018

Campuses supporting the cause:

Burlington Forest Grove
Head Office Leaside
Markham East Markham West
Richmond Hill Central Richmond Hill North
Thornhill Vaughan

 

Please note: If in case your campus is not supporting a Holiday Drive this season and you would like to be a part of the cause, please bring your donation(s) to one of our campuses listed above or at our Head Office by December 10, 2018.

Items accepted: All items must be NEW AND UNUSED. Please do not gift wrap items! These items can include:

  • Gifts for teens (beauty products, electronics, gift cards for clothing stores, movie theater, etc.)
  • Toys for all ages
  • Adult toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion, deodorant, lip balm, toothbrushes, toothpastes, etc.)
  • New or gently used winter jackets, coats, boots
  • New winter gloves, socks, scarves, hats
  • New baby items (baby clothing, car seats, strollers)
  • Baby toiletries (diapers, baby wipes, baby shampoo, baby lotion)
  • Baby gift basket for new mothers (unisex arrangements if possible)
  • Kitchen items (toasters, microwaves, dish sets, cups, blenders, cutlery, etc.)
  • Sheets and towels
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Non-perishable food or grocery gift cards for their shelter food banks,
  • Gift card options: Single adult: $100 or Single parent & 1 child: $150

 

Sick Kids in Mississauga & Oakville, Ontario. 

Donation deadline: December 8, 2018

Campuses supporting the cause: Mississauga West & Oakville. Please contact your campus director for more information.

Items accepted: All items must be NEW AND UNUSED. Please do not gift wrap items! Sick Kids Hospital only accept donations of brand new toys and activities that have purchased within the last three months. Even if items appear clean or have never been played with, they may have have been exposed to dust, pets and bacteria. Due to their patient’s fragile immune systems, they cannot accept gently used or previously owned toys.

 

Kanata Food Cupboard in Ottawa, Ontario. 

Donation deadline: December 10, 2018

Campuses supporting the cause: Ottawa Joan of Arc & Ottawa Kanata. Please contact your campus director for more information.

Collecting donations for non-perishable food and personal care items:

  • Rice
  • Large can/containers of juice,
  • Canned fruit
  • Fruits cup and juices boxes (suitable for school/camp lunches)
  • Canned flaked meats (chicken, ham or turkey)
  • Baking supplies (flour, oats, sugar, spices, cake and muffin mixes)
  • Deodorant for men and women
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Toilet tissue.

 

Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary, Alberta. 

Donation deadline: December 10, 2018

Campuses supporting the cause: Calgary North, Calgary South & Calgary West. Please contact your campus director for more information.

Items accepted: All items must be NEW AND UNUSED. Please do not gift wrap items! Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation only accept donations of brand new toys and activities that have purchased within the last three months. Even if items appear clean or have never been played with, they may have have been exposed to dust, pets and bacteria. Due to their patient’s fragile immune systems, they cannot accept gently used or previously owned toys.

The Winnipeg Harvest & the Siloam Mission in Winnipeg, Manitoba. 

Donation deadline: December 19, 2018

Campuses supporting the cause: Winnipeg Fort Garry & Winnipeg Portage. Please contact your campus director for more information.

Items accepted: All items must be NEW AND UNUSED. Please do not gift wrap items!

Winnipeg Harvest welcomes dry goods such as soup mix, rice, pasta, crackers or lentils. Canned soups are also a welcome addition to their hampers.

Siloam Mission needs coffee over the cold months when Winnipeg’s homeless seek an hour of warmth in their drop-in center.

We are fortunate to have so much, and we know that the idea of giving to those less fortunate than ourselves is a meaningful one for our Spirit of Math families. Whether you and your child decide to support a family in need, or a homeless person, we thank you for your support!

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