WINTER SOLSTICE GREETINGS
In many Indigenous cultures, bears are considered healers that protect us with good medicine. Now resting with bellies full of berries that will sustain and nurture them during the colder months in hibernation, bears remind us that this time of year is a time for rest, reflection, and gratitude for all that we have, and are yet to receive – like the abundance of berries in spring.
As Winter Solstice approaches, we gratefully turn to friends and say “miigwech” for continuously supporting Indigenous health and wellness.
Happy Solstice from
Anishnawbe Health Foundation!
Help us meeting Neil’s Challenge and DOUBLE the Impact of Your Year-End Gift!
In honour of Winter Solstice, we're pleased to announce that our friend and neighbour, Neil Betteridge, is matching all donations made until December 31, dollar for dollar, up to $30,000.
Now is a great opportunity to double your impact while taking advantage of the federal tax credit offered to Canadians who give to registered charities. This tax incentive can be a much as 53% of your charitable donation.
Please consider giving a gift to Anishnawbe Health by December 31 to access both these opportunities.
For Neil Betteridge, Donating to Anishnawbe Health is an Investment in Community
When Neil Betteridge semi-retired from working in the tech industry last year, he knew that he wanted to use his time and resources to support his growing and thriving community in the West Don Lands area. A resident of the Distillery District, he is active with many community groups including serving as the Vice-President of the Gooderham & Worts Neighbourhood Association.
“I want to contribute to a vibrant community in my city. Whether it is learning about new projects in my neighbourhood or helping new local political candidates to get their message out, I want to engage with efforts that are having an impact at the grassroots level,” says Neil.
Contributing as a donor is one of the ways that Neil has chosen to support community – including an investment in Anishnawbe Health. On Giving Tuesday, Neil matched the donations of new monthly donors for a year, up to $10,000, and for the Winter Solstice this year, Neil is matching year-end donations, dollar for dollar, up to $30,000.
Volunteer and Donors Support 700 Clients this Winter Solstice
On December 19 and 20, volunteers and staff delivered 138 holiday hampers including fresh food, frozen turkeys, and toys to Indigenous families in need this Winter Solstice. Miigwetch to Anishnawbe Health Foundation donors and supporters, including The Rotary Club of Toronto, CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish, Nieuport Aviation, Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers, 24 Good Deeds, Dale’s Pharmacy, and Patty Fleming for supporting this annual program. With your help, we were able to grow the program by supporting 54 more clients than last year.
Donor support also helped elders and clients with two or more chronic health conditions to access food support this year. 270 grocery gift cards were distributed to clients in need to assist with rising food costs. Thank you for helping spread some extra holiday cheer to our clients and families this year.
Celebrating Progress on the New Home for Anishnawbe Health Toronto on the Solstice -- Join us Virtually to see the building’s base structure completed on December 21
On December 21 at 11:30 am, join us on Instagram Live at Instagram.com/supportanishnawbe to celebrate the last concrete form being placed on the fourth floor of the home for Anishnawbe Health Toronto. The Construction Teams of Harbridge and Cross and Premform will be celebrating this major milestone for the project. The new building is on schedule to be completed in the fall of 2023.
If you can’t watch the Instagram Live that day, you can always join view the progress on the building on the live web cam here.
Read about the impact of your support -- Our 2021-2022 Annual Report is now online
The 2021-2022 Anishnawbe Health Toronto and Anishnawbe Health Foundation Annual Report is now available online to view or download.
How to Make Your Year-End Gift
Please note we will be closed December 26 & 27, 2022 and January 2, 2023.
Making your year-end gift is easy! Ways to contribute are:
Join the Sweetgrass Monthly Giving Circle
Make a New Year’s resolution to support Indigenous health and wellness throughout 2023. Become a member of the Sweetgrass Monthly Giving Circle and take advantage of donor benefits that include:
- Our quarterly Foundation e-newsletter
- Sweetgrass Circle quarterly book club devoted to Indigenous authors
- Invitations to informative and educational Foundation events and activities
- Acknowledgement in Anishnawbe Health Foundation Annual Report and website
A small donation each month is easy to budget for and adds up to better health for Anishnawbe Health clients! Find out more here.
Donate by Credit Card
Donate online using the "GIVE NOW" button on our website www.supportanishnawbe.ca or by phone during office hours at 416-657-0379 ext. 232. If you are calling after hours, please leave a message and we will return your call when we are back in the office. Please call before noon on December 30th to receive a tax receipt for 2022.
Give by Mail
All donations sent by mail and postmarked on or before December 31 will be receipted for the 2022 Year. Donors can mail cheques made payable to Anishnawbe Health Foundation to 225 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON M5A 1S4.
Gifts of Publicly Traded Securities (Stocks)
Did you know that publicly traded securities transferred directly to a registered charity are not subject to capital gains tax and also receive a charitable receipt for the value of the stock? If you would like to donate publicly traded securities to Anishnawbe Health Foundation, please use this form. Stock donations must enter our account before December 31st at midnight for a donor to receive a 2022 tax receipt (note, it can take up to 4 business days to transfer gifts of securities). Donors are receipted for the closing price of the stock on the day of transfer.
Thank you for your support! Miigwech!