Friday, July 18, 2014

Warm Hugs for Sick Children: Angel's Story #GiveWhereWeLive

Giving back to my community (broadly defined) is really important to me, as you know. This year I've taken on a few bigger things, like participating in and being an Ambassador for Habitat for Humanity GTA's Women Build and the Mount Sinai Hospital Rock N' Stroll (more on that one coming soon!) Our ongoing commitment, as a family, to donate our gently used and no longer needed clothing, toys, household items, etc., and to make regular financial contributions to several charities are also really important to us, and I have just acquired a large stash of yarn that I will be knitting up into hats and scarves to donate in the fall. (Or at least that's the plan - time flies!)

TELUS is also committed to giving back, and they have asked Canadians to share how they show they care in their communities. One story in particular stood out to them. Angel, a young girl, makes blankets and pajamas for kids in the hospital, and her goal is to ensure that every sick child is wrapped up in a warm hug. I think that's a beautiful goal. Her efforts have helped hundreds of children and raised more than $230,000 so far.

When TELUS heard Angel's story and found out she wanted to help even more children but didn't have the space in her home, they decided to help by building a brand new sewing studio for her, as part of their commitment to "Give Where We Live."  They made this very moving video about Angel and her new studio, which I hope you'll watch and share.

What do you think? Isn't Angel amazing? And you can so feel her mother's love and pride. This video got me a little misty, I'll admit. I am so happy for Angel that she'll now be able to expand her production, and so happy for all the extra kids she'll be able to help with a little love.

You can show TELUS some love on Facebook and Twitter, where you'll learn more about their good work in the community.

Disclosure: This post has been brought to you by TELUS and Be On, and contains affiliate links. All opinions on this blog, as always, remain my own.

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