Nonna’s List of Giving

Growing up, not many people knew that I came from humble beginnings. When my family and I first moved to Canada, we lived in a motel 🏨, with barely enough money to afford our next meal. Despite our financial struggles as refugees, my mom made sure that I never felt like we lacked anything. I know the hardships we went through for over a decade to make ends meet, and I’ll never forget where I came from.

That’s why giving back and creating a safe and supportive community where people can donate and help those in need is crucial to me. I am always skeptical about donating money directly to big corporations 🤔.

My TMN community members suggested places they have either been directly involved with or have ties to. This means that your donations will go directly to those in need, and you can rest assured knowing that your donations are not miss used.

Together, we can create a ripple effect of generosity and support that reaches far beyond what we can imagine. Thank you for considering joining me in this mission to make our world a better place for everyone ❤️.

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give”

– Winston Churchill

Nonna’s Preferred Non-Profits

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Red Door Family Shelter

Since 1982, the Red Door Family Shelter has provided emergency shelter and support for women and children affected by domestic abuse, families experiencing a housing crisis, and refugee claimants with nowhere else to turn. 

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Yellow Brick House

Yellow Brick House provides life-saving services and prevention programs to meet the diverse needs of individuals, families, and communities impacted by violence.

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Mamas for Mamas

Mamas for Mamas is a national charitable organization that supports mothers and caregivers in crisis by providing ongoing support to individuals and families facing various poverty-related struggles.

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Shoebox Project

The Shoebox Project for Women is an unaffiliated, non-religious, Canadian charity that supports women experiencing or at-risk-of homelessness, and that celebrates diversity, builds awareness, challenges stigma and promotes equity.

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OkCity Crisis Nursery

They offer emergency care for children in times of crisis. We exist to prevent children from being exposed to violence, stressful situations, unfit (or last minute) caregivers, or any other circumstances that can lead to child abuse and neglect.  

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Covenant House

Covenant House is the largest agency in Canada serving youth who are homeless, trafficked or at risk. Covenant House is inclusive, intentional and impactful.

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Things Of My Very Own

Things of My Very Own, Inc. is a lifeline for children fleeing abuse. From providing basic necessities to teaching life skills that instill confidence and self-worth, our services lift fragile children from a place of harm to one of hope.

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Daily Bread Food Bank

We are on a mission to eliminate food insecurity, and advocate for solutions to end poverty. Together, with your support we can work to feed our communities and end hunger in our city. 

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Urban Gleaners

1 in 5 Oregonians live with food insecurity. At Urban Gleaners we collect delicious, fresh food before it can go to waste. And we get it to people who need it. Pure and simple.

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Fond du Lac Humane Society

This is my friend (and amazing colleague) Mike’s favorite local non-profit. He adopted his dog, Thor, 15 years ago at the FDL Humane Society. Thor passed away this fall and in his memory, he raised over $2,000 so far. Support local animal’s in Mike’s town of Fond du Lac, WI.

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Hearts for Paws

HFP saves animals from overcrowded kill-shelters and neglectful situations. Our dogs & cats live in volunteer Foster Homes where they receive individual, one-on-one attention. We rescue animals throughout California and beyond; adoptions are open to qualified homes in and out of state with priority going to local adopters.

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FurEver Able Dog Rescue and Rehab

Fur-Ever Able Dog Rescue is a registered Canadian charitable organization equipped to care for neonatal puppies born with any type of special need or disability.

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New Hope Dog Rescue

The Guardians of Hope program ensures that dogs that have suffered serious trauma or are seriously ill requiring specialized medical care receive the help they need to live a happy and fulfilled life. We often accept dogs into foster care who require expensive medical care, ranging from emergency surgery to rehabilitation, to dental extractions, among other things.

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The Jean Tweed Centre

The Jean Tweed Centre is a leading not-for-profit community-based organization that provides treatment, support and a safe place for women looking to overcome challenges with substance use, gambling and mental health. By building life skills and healthy habits, we help our clients build a new start for a better future.

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Holiday Helpers

Holiday Helpers is a registered charity whose mission is to provide a one-time personalized Christmas package to families with young children living in low-income situations who are trying to improve their circumstances.

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ESS Support Services

ESS offers a diverse range of accredited services and programs designed to support the well-being of the seniors, older adults and caregivers who use our services. We are committed to providing safe, high quality programs and services.