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FEELING THE SPIRIT OF THE HOLIDAYS IN OCEANSIDE
As a parent who has personally benefitted from the valuable contributions of non-profit medical organizations, my thoughts fall on the selflessness of this type of charity as well. BC Transplant, for example, approaches its mission to save lives and offer hope with compassion, collaboration and innovation. The Kidney Foundation of Canada, another organization of special importance to me, is a recognized leader amongst national health charities and is dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of people living with kidney disease. The list of those that help is endless – BC Cancer Foundation, Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon, and so many more!
Heavily supported by RE/MAX worldwide and locally in both RE/MAX offices (Parksville and Qualicum Beach), Children’s Miracle Network is another force in fundraising in high profile in Oceanside. I’m proud to be part of a “Miracle Office” at RE/MAX Anchor Realty. Miracle Office status is awarded only to RE/MAX offices with 100% of their sales associates pledging a portion of their personal income to benefit The Children’s Miracle Network. A summer golf tournament and agent donations through-out the year help this charity save and improve the lives of 17 million children each year. In BC, this happens largely with the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, a member of Children’s Miracle Network.
Entering the Christmas shopping season, consider gifts of charity for the special people in your life. A unique gift for someone on your list could be a donation to a charity in their name. Use the agencies listed above as a starting point. Chances are that you or someone you love has been helped by the generosity of others – here’s a great way to give back!
From my family to yours, wishing you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a bright and prosperous 2011!
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