April/2023 Under Construction. We will be going through these links one by one to check them. If anyone would like to help, let us know.
If you have a charity you support and would like to recommend, let us know, and we can add it to this page.
ICIWorld’s Charities and Aid Resource Page
Many of the following aid groups help in various capacities for disasters in Haiti and other disasters such as Katrina and the South Asia tsunami.
People are greatly concerned with social responsibility. By contributing to something one believes in, we are making a difference, even in a small way. This page can help you make the right choices and how to contribute.
Another critical reason for this page is to educate you about scammers posing as legitimate charities. For example, the following can happen any and everywhere in the world. Here is an article in a Canadian newspaper article in the Toronto Star January 15, 2010, that applies no matter where in the world you are located:
“It took only about 24 hours before scammers were churning out emails exploiting the disaster (in Haiti), security experts said Thursday.
Dylan Morris, the spokesman for security software maker Symantec, said most spam emails are masquerading as legitimate pleas for donations from aid groups. Most messages are unsophisticated and usually involve requests to send personal information to an email address or fax number.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade has compiled a guide to help the public avoid scams and ensure their donations are of maximum value. It can be found online at www.international.gc.ca
The Better Business Bureau recommends the public consult the Canadian Revenue Agency’s list of registered charities and relief organizations at www.cra.gc.ca/donors.”
This article mentioned a partial list of experienced humanitarian organizations, including WorldVision Canada, Medicins Sans Frontieres, Save the Children and the Canadian Red Cross.
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Meanwhile, provincial governments are making casdonating Canadian Red Cross to help with relief efforts.
Information, resources, and ways you can help Haiti earthquake survivors.
Impact Your World When disaster strikes or horrible events unfold, these are opportunities to effect change. In a network-wide initiative, CNN is helping to empower the individual who has asked or thought, What can I do?
Special fund established by the National Association of Realtors® to provide emergency relief to hurricane victims. Details
What Motivates People To Be Charitable?
Those already helping victims of Katrina, Haiti and other disasters in Canada include:
- Canadian Red Cross: Donate directly: 1-800-418-1111 or http://www.redcross.ca.
- Banks and credit unions: Donations at Bank of Montreal, CIBC, HSBC, National Bank, Royal Bank, Scotiabank and TD Canada Trust branches and many credit unions will be funnelled to the Canadian Red Cross.
- Whole Foods Market: Top up grocery purchases with a donation, which Whole Foods will match up to $1 million (U.S.) and give to the American Red Cross. Its Ontario stores are at 301 Cornwall Rd., Oakville, and 87 Avenue Rd., Toronto.
- LCBO: 600 stores collect via Canadian Red Cross boxes at cash registers.
- World Vision Canada: Bringing food, water, clothing, medicine and hygiene products to victims. Call 1-800-268-5528 or go to http://www.worldvision.ca
- The Salvation Army: Help feed the hungry. Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY or visit http://www.salvationarmy.ca
- Mennonite Disaster Service: Volunteer teams mobilized across the Gulf Coast to help clean up and rebuild homes. Go to http://www.mds.mennonite.net or call 1-866-261-1274 for other options.
- ShareLife: Charitable arm of the Archdiocese of Toronto is collecting for Catholic Charities USA. Call 416-934-3400 or go to http://www.sharelife.org
- B’nai Brith Canada: Organizing a clothing drive on Sept. 25 through donation points in major centres. For details, sites: 416-633-6224 ext.108 or http://www.bnaibrith.ca
We would like to hear about the charities and worthy causes you think are suitable to support and why. You may give ideas to others to support them. You may give ideas to others to support them. You can contact us now if you’d like to have your charity listed here. Contact us now to have your charity listed here. Contact us now to have your charity listed here. You may give ideas to others to support them.
Our industry is made up of many different people from very diverse backgrounds. However, one thing we all share is our love for serving. There are many ways to serve one’s community, including our service to our families, prospects and clients, and the community in which we live.
Here are ways that members and readers of ICIWorld serve their community.
Knights of Columbus are Catholic gentlemen committed to the exemplification of charity.
Boy Scouts of America The National Council of the Boy Scouts of America supports more than 300 local councils that provide quality youth programs, including Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, and Venturing.
Habitat for Humanity Canada Builds affordable housing for families in need. This program is a “hand up,” not a “hand out.”
“Service to humanity is the greatest work of life.”
Gary Nusca, CCIM