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Become Part of Giving Tuesday – Support an Important Cause

November 17, 2014
By Team Hello

We believe in being part of our community, and supporting those who have helped us succeed. This month, we’d like to help a cause we believe in – Healthy Start for Mom & Me.

You’ve probably heard the phrase “it takes a village to raise a child” – it’s one we agree with. New parents need support from their communities from a lot of different angles.

Most of us know about the financial challenges of raising a child, but there are significant emotional and informational challenges as well. No one goes into their first year – or even their first month – as a new parent knowing everything, and that can cause just as much stress and turmoil as not having all the resources you need.

Healthy Start for Mom & Me, a Manitoba pre- and post-natal support program, works with community health offices and other bodies to help provide resources, information, and support for new parents.

What is Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday was created as a charitable response to the more popular “black Friday” and “cyber Monday” retail events, to remind us that while giving gifts is a great way to show our appreciation for each other – giving back to the community is just as important.

Here’s a quick video from the organizers of this event:


We’d like you to help this great Manitoban program – here’s how:

You can support Healthy Start for Mom & Me directly through their website, or by these means;

Text HSMM to 20222 November 4 to December 31, 2014 to donate $10, $20 or $25.
Thanks to the generosity of the Mobile Giving Foundation Canada 100% of your donation goes to Healthy Start. Click to find out how to donate by text and obtain a Tax Receipt.

Donate any time by mailing a cheque to:
Healthy Start for Mom & Me
2nd Floor – 400 Edmonton Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2M2

You can also donate online directly through Canada Helps

Even if you’re not in a position to donate – or if you have, and would like to help raise awareness – you can still help more. Please share the HSMM page for their Giving Tuesday campaign with your friends through social media, using the #GivingTuesdayCA hashtag for greater visibility.

Also, be sure to follow @hsmm_wpg on Twitter, and Like their Facebook page to keep up with the progress of the campaign.

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Source: Hello BLOG