Tuesday, November 29, 2016

NAVIGATING our way through the Holidays: GIVING Tuesday and everyday...

Our blog topic of the day is pretty straight forward and important to us: GIVING!  'Tis the season for giving! In fact today is known as "Giving Tuesday" in Canada and abroad. We thought this would be a great time to let you know about a few things we're doing to help others in need this season and throughout the year. We hope you'll join us!


We're hosting a POP UP of a different sort...a POP UP GIVING NIGHT Wednesday, December 7th, 6:30pm-8pm!  Not many people know about the Navigator Street Outreach Program (click HERE to find out a bit more now). We are hosting an evening where you can hear first hand how the program is helping people everyday and how you really make a difference to someone's life RIGHT NOW for very little. 

A very moving presentation by Program Coordinator Sasha Anderson will kick off the evening at 6:45pm. Afterwards, we'll have some festive treats.  This presentation is FREE however we'd ask that you bring at least one of the following items to help out:
Personal Hygiene Products
(deodorant, toothbrushes, feminine hygiene, soap, shampoo etc)

Simple Household Items
(dish clothes, towels, facecloths, bed sheets)

Warm Winter Clothing
(gloves, jackets, long johns, hats, boots)

Other items you may not think of..
(tarps, nutrient bars, bus tickets, gift certificates to Sobeys or No Frills, art supplies)

If you can't attend but still want to help out, get in touch! Please try to attend and tell your friends. We remember the first time we heard about this program...it gives you hope. A way to help!


Ongoing until late afternoon this Saturday, December 3rd, drop by the gallery and PICK AN ENVELOPE off our walls, in support of Christmas Daddies. For just $5 you will win a gift from us and be helping many families in need of essentials and gifts for children over the holiday season. We'll be taking all of the donations collected to the Christmas Daddies Telethon on Saturday and will be on TV at around 5pm!    If you'd like to make a donation over an above the $5 or live abroad and want to help out, give us a call. We'd be so happy to hear from you. 

Not sure what Christmas Daddies is...here's a LINK about it all...

As the little happy guy above suggests, we hope you can SAVE THE DATE  and attend our  HOLIDAY PARTY on Friday, December 9th from 3pm-7pm. If you are able to bring a donation of food, warm blankets or any of the items listed above for the NAVIGATOR program, we'd really appreciate the help. We'll have lots of treats, surprises and special offers on locally made wonderfulness, to thank you for your help !  Many of our artists will be bringing us NEW works and will be on-hand so you can meet them! Bring a friend with you...and we'll give you a 20% off coupon to be used anytime!