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Give Thanks the Canadian Way For Your Next Daily Give



We have members from all over the world at 365give and we thought it might be nice to share a way to give thanks the Canadian way for your next give. October signals a very important Canadian Holiday- Thanksgiving. If you are not sure why Canadians celebrate this holiday, check out this brief history of Canadian Thanksgiving.

Why Is Thanksgiving So Important

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for all things in your life. When we celebrate Our Canadian Thanksgiving with friends and family this is how we like to think of this holiday:

  • It is a time to spend with family and friends.
  • It is a time to be grateful for all we have in our beautiful country.
  • It is a time to feast – we mean eat a lot!

It is a holiday filled with family, food and traditions that are passed down from generation to generation. We look at Thanksgiving for exactly what the words say:

  • A time of giving.
  • A time to be thankful.

We take these words to heart and so can you, whether you live in Canada or not. What about starting a new Thanksgiving tradition that includes friends and family all being giving and be grateful on one day of the year. Many other countries celebrate Thanksgiving in September, October and November. If your country has missed it, why not join Canadians in October!

Here are 10 Easy Ways you Can Give and be Grateful over Thanksgiving (It Includes FOOD!  #YumYum)

1) Create a positive note for your favorite social media channels and spread gratitude all over the world.

2) Buy all the traditional Thanksgiving “trimmings” including stuffing, gravy, mash potatoes and drop at your local grocery store food rescue program.

3) Invite a new family that has just immigrated to your country for Thanksgiving dinner.

4) Bake cookies for your local Firehouse or Police Department (they have to work on Thanksgiving!) and deliver them. We love this recipe and think you might as well.

5) Volunteer at a local homeless shelter and serve Thanksgiving dinner to those in need.

6) Make a double Thanksgiving dinner and package it in individual containers to deliver to homeless people on the streets.

7) Make notes of gratitude to each friend and family coming for Thanksgiving dinner. Share one thing you are grateful for about them and have them on the dinner table as part of your place settling.

8) Go “Turkey Free” and create a new vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner tradition.

9) Shop locally  for your feast supporting local farmers and farmers markets.

10) Donate a turkey to a local food bank for a family that may not be able to purchase one.

Show Gratitude All Year Long

Thanksgiving comes just once a year but we know that we can all give every day to make a world of difference. Share your Thanksgiving stories with us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter or LinkedIn. Join us in changing the world 1 give, 1 day at time  – every day of the year.

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