Monday, March 14, 2011

Bloggers Give Back

Even though I'm still a new kid on the blog, I've met some wonderfully talented ladies who've welcomed and encouraged me to take a stand in the world of blogs.  At times we often forget how lucky we are to live in Toronto, a city so full of life and rich in culture, and that we are able to pursue our dreams.  Especially when such horrific natural disaster happened in Asia, it's time for us, the fortunate ones, to take a step back and think about the needs of those overseas, as well as our own community.

I'm proud to participate in the "Bloggers Give Back", a fantastic opportunity for us to transform an overgrown backyard into a beautiful garden for the George Herman House in Toronto.

George Herman House offers holistic programming and supportive housing for women with mental and emotional health issues since 1976:

"Our holistic health philosophy supports and promotes taking responsibility for one’s health on all levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Healthy nutrition is central to our programming, as well as continued education and information about mental health, effective nutritional support and the complementary health care practices that play a pivotal role in building and maintaining good mental and physical health."

At Bloggers Give Back, our goal is to turn the neglected backyard into a welcoming, relaxing, and low maintenance outdoor space where the women can enjoy during the summer months.  But we need your help!  We are looking for cash and product donations including plant materials, lumber, outdoor furniture to create a quiet and tranquil garden for these women to read, relax and heal.  George Herman House is also a registered charitable organization, so your donations are also eligible for tax receipts.

I will be out and about looking for items to go into the garden.  I will also be getting my hands dirty to help transform this garden in late Spring/early Summer.  So if you would like to donate to this project and support all of our hard work, please have your cheques made out to "George Herman House" and specified the donation is for the "Garden Project".  The staff will put your donation into a separate fund for our project.  Here is GHH' address and charitable organization number:

George Herman House
158 Madison Avenue
Toronto, ON M5R 2S5
Charitable Tax # 119234763RR0001

Many thanks in advance for your supports!  We wouldn't be able to do it without you!


  1. Hey Tim, I'm not really in a position to donate much financially, but I'd be happy to help out by donating my time. Let me know how I can volunteer!!

  2. oh you don't need to donation financially. We would love to have as many help as we can get for helping us promoting the event, bring more awareness to the issue, and if you have contacts, any new sponsors are welcome!

    you can also help out on the renovation day(s) as well.