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ORGANIZATIONS WHO NEED

OUR HELP

HAMILTON HEALTH SCIENCES

FOOD 4 KIDS

MISSION SERVICES

EVA ROTHWELL CENTRE

ERICH’S CUPBOARD

NEIGHBOUR TO NEIGHBOUR

GOOD SHEPHERD

YMCA

YWCA

UNITED WAY

Know of a local community support organization who should be included on this list? Email us at info@5daysforgood.ca to let us know.

FEATURED ORGANIZATION IN NEED OF OUR SUPPORT

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On this page you will find helpful resources for participants, small business owners, as well as links to local organizations who could use our help. Feel free to browse our FAQ’s, helpful links, and of course, let us know if there is additional information you would like to see here.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What types of giving activities could we participate in?

Your options are only limited by your imagination. Your contribution could be as simple as writing a thank you card for our frontline healthcare workers or even a modest $25 donation to any of the organizations that support our community. We provide a list of some of these organizations on this site. Beyond that, we encourage everyone to give back in ways that are meaningful to them. Is there an interesting or creative way that you can leverage your time, talent, or treasures? You have the opportunity to contribute in any way that you can. Every effort, big and small, is helpful.

How can we give while staying safe during the pandemic?

With the best interest of everyone in our community and the world, we wouldn't want anyone to endanger themselves or others during this time of crisis. There are a multitude of different ways that you would be able to show your support in ways that keep everyone safe. You could sew head caps or write thank you letters for healthcare workers, you could make a modest donation to any of the community support organizations we have listed, or organize video chats with our friends in senior's facilities. Thankfully we live in a time of technological advancements that allow us to continue supporting in safe and remote ways.

I have personal protective equipment (PPE) I'd like to donate to our healthcare workers. How do I go about doing that?

For anyone who is interested in stepping forward with offers of personal protective equipment (PPE) for staff and physicians, you can contact the hospital at PPEdonations@hhsc.ca and provide the product description, product code, identify if the boxes are opened or sealed, and provide your contact name, email, and phone number.

I have home-sewn PPE, bottled water, and/or grab-and-go snacks I'd like to donate to our healthcare workers. How do I go about doing that?

As of right now, we have been informed by Hamilton Health Sciences directly that they will not be accepting any hand made garb including masks and scrub caps. They are, however, accepting bottled water and individually packaged snacks like nutrition and protein bars. Please reference the HHS website at: www.hamiltonhealth.ca for more information.

What types of businesses can participate?

Whether you are a large corporation, boutique shop, or solopreneur; all are welcome to join in on the good. Interested in participating? Contact us at info@5daysforgood.com and we'll help get you started!

How can we help if we're not a part of a business or team?

Please feel free to support as an individual. We could all use a little more good and every little bit helps.

RESOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Hamilton Chamber of Commerce
COVID-19 Business Continuity & Recovery Information

 

The Public Health Agency of Canada
Accurate and up-to-date information on the COVID-19 pandemic

 

Canada Revenue Agency
FAQ’s about the wage subsidy program for employers

 

Weekly COVID-19 Response – STAR Company
Weekly Q&A sessions on Facebook Live for bookkeeping & payroll

 

The EI Guy
Resource for EI qualification and applications

RESOURCES FOR SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESSES

Hometown Hub
Support local shops by purchasing from them online

 

Totes Together
Purchase designer tote bags and allocate the funds to your favourite local shops

 

Hamilton Strong
Facebook group designated to helping exchange information about local organizations that need support

Have additional resources that might be helpful to share? Email us at info@5daysforgood.com.

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