This year, Giving Tuesday, the global day of giving to charities, falls on December 3, 2019.
THIS DECEMBER, BE TWICE AS NICE:
DOUBLE THE IMPACT OF YOUR GIFT AND HELP MORE CANADIANS LIVING WITH DISABILITIES!
UPDATE: Thank you to everyone that has donated to the Matching Gift Campaign. Thanks to the generosity of our many supporters, we have reached the goal of raising $10,000 in just over two weeks! As an added incentive, Amway Canada is raising its contribution for the Matching Gift Campaign from $10,000 to $15,000. Please give generously and help us raise an additional $5,000 by December 31, 2019, so that together, we can support more Canadians who are living with disabilities, and their families!
Thanks to the generosity of Amway Canada, donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to a grand total of $10,000!
How Your Donations Help
Donations enable Easter Seals to provide free/subsidized accessibility equipment and/or financial aid to individuals and families. In addition to accessibility equipment, your donations also makes it possible for Easter Seals to offer other support programs and services. The following is an example of what these programs and services cost to deliver:
Why Donate to Easter Seals?
Did You Know?
Learn more about International Day of Persons with Disabilities and Giving Tuesday:
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is observed on December 3rd each year. This annual event was started by the United Nations in 1992 with a resolution passed by the General Assembly. According to the United Nations, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities “aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.”
- Canada is a signatory to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability. Read more about the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities here: https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/convention-on-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities.html
- In 2019, the Government of Canada passed Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act (ACA): Canada’s first federal accessibility legislation, which aims to create a “barrier-free Canada through the proactive identification, removal and prevention of barriers to accessibility wherever Canadians interact with areas under federal jurisdiction.” The ACA also creates a Canadian Accessibility Standards Development Organization (CASDO) which is tasked with implementing the Accessible Canada Act.
The idea for Giving Tuesday was originally conceived in the United States in 2012 as the counterweight to the commercialism and consumerism of events such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It was transplanted in Canada by a group of organizations including GIV3, CanadaHelps.org, and now includes over 6,500 partners. Giving Tuesday is now a global movement that encourages people to give and volunteer in the post-Thanksgiving and pre-Christmas season. It is an annual reminder for charities, companies and community members to come together and rally for their favourite causes.
Thank You Amway Canada!
Amway is founded on the principle of helping people live better lives through its four core values: Freedom, Family, Hope and Reward.
We are one of the world’s largest direct selling businesses powered by our Artistry (beauty) and Nutrilite (health) brands, opportunities that empower relationships and global citizenship that is purposeful.
Amway Canada, the first of Amway Corporation’s international affiliates, was established on October 9, 1962 in London, Ontario. Amway Corporation was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Ada, Michigan. For 60 years, we have empowered business owners with an opportunity that can help support their success in every corner of the world.
Amway – a family owned company, is built on the power of building relationships.