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Support Pickering's Community on GivingTuesday

Posted on Tuesday December 01, 2015

GivingTuesday is today, marking the opening of the 'giving season', and the City of Pickering is asking residents, community groups, and businesses to take an active part locally.

GivingTuesday is a new global movement that promotes giving and volunteering immediately following the twin shopping bonanzas of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It harkens back to the true spirit of the holiday season – when the virtues of love, charity, and goodwill were held in higher regard than material goods.

Pickering and Durham Region have a wealth of charities and causes that would appreciate financial or volunteer support. The holidays are especially critical, as many less fortunate are in need of assistance this time of year.

Residents can directly help the City of Pickering in a few ways. For example the annual Toys 4 Tickets/Food 4 Fines program also kicks off today. Non-perishable food items and unwrapped toys can be dropped off at City Hall from now until December 18th.

Animal lovers can also make a difference by making a financial donation towards the construction of a permanent animal shelter, or by dropping off food and supplies to help care for the animals currently under the City's care.

To learn more about GivingTuesday, please visit www.givingtuesday.ca. For more information on the Toys 4 Tickets/Food4Fines program, view the news release, or contact 905.420.4611 or bylaw@pickering.ca. For more information on Pickering Animal Services, please visit pickering.ca/animals.


As the gateway to the east GTA, Pickering (population 94,000) is strategically located where Toronto, York and Durham Regions meet. An award-winning municipality, Pickering is slated for significant economic and residential growth; offering an unparalleled quality of life for those who live, work, and play here. Its dynamic City Centre has been designated by the Province of Ontario as both an Urban Growth Centre and Mobility Hub, and continues to evolve as a preferred destination for creative learning, memorable events, and unique experiences at the heart of a vibrant, connected, and engaged community.

Media Contact:
Mark Guinto
Coordinator, Public Affairs | Office of the Mayor
905.420.4660 ext. 2013 | 1.866.683.2760 | TTY 905.420.1739