#GivingTuesday is today!
Giving Tuesday is a movement that facilitates giving back to our communities and promotes radical generosity. Every year on the Tuesday after American Thanksgiving, people and businesses around the world come together and give what they can to organizations that have earned their support.
The Ita Wegman Association of BC for Curative Education and Social Therapy (“Glenora Farm”) is a charity dedicated to improving the lives of adults with developmental disabilities (Companions). Glenora Farm is an intentional community based on an organic-transitioning farm located in the rural community of Glenora in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. Through the therapeutic modalities of cooperative agriculture, inclusive arts and culture, and integrated home supports, Glenora Farm provides life-enriching day programs and empowering residential care.
All fundraising activities and funds raised on #GivingTuesday are directed by Glenora Farm and processed by Canada Helps, our giving platform of choice. All money raised on #GivingTuesday goes immediately to Glenora Farm and tax receipts are auto-generated at the time of your donation.
Like many households across the world in 2021, COVID-19 dramatically changed the function and flow of Glenora Farm’s residential care homes. Despite these challenges, our coworkers and companions persevered through creativity and hope. We were thankful to have the opportunity to work mostly outside, and our garden was thankful too.
This year, our garden workshop was incredibly successful. We were able to feed our community members with nutritious produce, while also increasing the amount of produce we donated to local food security initiatives by a whopping 400% from the previous year.
Glenora Farm even made it to the Canadian senate this year! Curious? Watch for a post November 30th with more details.
Do you believe in what we do at Glenora Farm? If the answer is yes, then please consider supporting us with a tax-deductible donation next week for Giving Tuesday.
To make your donation, please click here.
Thank you so much for your continued support.
With sincere appreciation,
Olivia Jackson (Admin and Development Coordinator) on behalf of the Glenora Farm Community