Day 1 – The 12 Days of Giving

Today is Day 1 of Giving for the “12 Days of Giving” in 2020!

Starting today, I will be giving away a variety of goodies and gifts with my “12 Days of Giving – 12 Days of Christmas giveaway” on my Facebook page to help YOU and our local community this holiday season, by highlighting a few LOCAL businesses and local charities.   This giveaway is open to all followers or fans of my Facebook page and you can just click here to “like” the page and follow the contest!

Day 1 of Giving theme will be 1 happy child! With our local feature business and local charity being:

Feature Business: Simply Wonderful Toys

Spotlight Charity: Children’s Foundation of Guelph

Day 1 of giving is proud to spotlight Children’s Foundation of Guelph for the Charity of the Day!

Children’s Foundation of Guelph

On Nov 25th, the Children’s Foundation announced that they were able to have all 1341 families adopted this year (2020)!!!  All families were adopted with the generosity of our community donors! This is how we do it Guelph!

The Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington is a local organization helping local families.  Life can be challenging when there is barely enough money to cover basic human essentials like housing and proper nutrition. For many families in Guelph and Wellington the reality is that they have ‘just barely enough’ to look after their basic needs.   During the holiday season, they have the Adopt-A-Family Program which matches donors with families in need in order to make Christmas shine a little brighter. Families are referred to them by social service agencies who have identified they are in need. Adopt-A-Family is about more than gifts under the tree; it’s about providing families with support and hope during the holidays. While children’s wish lists include all the normal gifts that any child would want, the families’ needs very often include basic necessities such as diapers, bedding and winter clothing. For more details, to donate, or get involved, please click here or go to their website at:   Your support of the Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington is an investment in the health and future of our community, and an investment in brighter futures.

Day 1 of giving is proud to feature Simply Wonderful Toys for the local business of the Day!

Local Feature Business – Simply Wonderful Toys

Simply Wonderful Toys & Gizmos has been bringing joy to children of all ages in Downtown Guelph since 1992. It has always been a locally owned and operated, family run business. The current owner from Guelph, Michelle Lamont, has been proudly running it the last 13 years (since 2008), and prior to that she worked for the family that owned it previously. Simply Wonderful has a variety of toys for all ages, and always has amazing products in stock. The store is well laid out and carries a wide variety of choices with all the big brand names and the names we trust for products for our children. You probably have seen or had children drool over the Christmas toy catalogue that is distributed to your homes every year! Simply Wonderful is conveniently located right downtown Guelph in the Shops at 10 Paisley Street and the staff are an absolute treat – always friendly and helpful. If you prefer the virtual trip, they also offer online shopping where you can take advantage of curb-side or in-store pickup of your treasures. You can visit their website to check out their offerings or browse their complete offerings here:

Support your local businesses, neighbours, and families as this is an investment in the health and future of our community!

The 12 days of Christmas is starting today, so hopefully I can surprise you in my online community with a little extra something special this Christmas!

Today is the 1st day of giving for One Happy Child! One of my lucky facebook followers will win a wonderful gift valued at over $75 which includes the popular “Reindeer in Here” Book & Plush gift set and a $25 Simply Wonderful gift card!  Thank you to Simply Wonderful for donating the “Reindeer in Here” gift set! Once we get 12 comments on the official facebook post, the Children’s Foundation of Guelph will also receive a $50 donation!!

Join us in this fun holiday contest by liking the page and following the 12 Days of Giving here.

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” ― Mother Theresa

Frances Snider – Day 1 for the annual 12 Days of Giving

And please remember that I am never too busy for any of your referrals to the Guelph area.  If you or someone you know is considering a move, or purchasing a home in the Guelph or Puslinch area, call me at 519-824-9050 ext. 235 or connect with me on social media.

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