Looking back at 2020, one of our favorite traditions is that of giving back to our local communities. The COVID-19 pandemic affected the food bank and charitable sector heavily, impacting supply lines, affecting donation levels and increasing demand. Hospitals and the health care sector have also been overwhelmed and require more support than ever. We believe Canadians should never go hungry and should always have access to health care, especially during the holiday season. In moments like these, it was natural for Bailey to come together and help our fellow Canadians. The Bailey family made a generous donation of $5000 to various charities across Canada, some of which we have highlighted below:
Edmonton Food Bank
Since 1981 the Edmonton Food Bank has served the Edmonton Community, helping over 20,000 people each month. They work to eliminate hunger and ensure citizens have access to an adequate and nutritious supply of food. Learn how you can help at https://www.edmontonsfoodbank.com/
Backpack Buddies are dedicated to ensuring the most vulnerable children have access to food. Many children rely heavily on school meal programs but over the weekend may not eat at all until school starts again on Monday. B.C. has one of the highest child poverty rates in Canada. An astounding 1 in 5 children is living below the poverty line. Backpack Buddies' goal is to reduce child hunger by supporting 16 school districts and dozens of neighborhoods across the province. Learn how you can help at https://www.backpackbuddies.ca/
Seniors Secret Service
Since 1985, the mission of the Seniors Secret Service has been to enhance the quality of life, and bring cheer to individuals 60 years or older, who are alone or isolated in the Calgary community. Bailey is pleased to donate and support such a wonderful organization! Learn how you can help at https://seniorssecretservice.com/
Food Bank of York Region
Since 2011 The Food Bank of York Region serves over 75 community food pantries, social service agencies and social housing in the York Region. Its mission is to alleviate food insecurity and hunger in the York region. Learn how you can help at https://fbyr.ca/
Burlington Food Bank
Bailey Metal Processing is proud to donate and support the Burlington Food Bank. Since 1991 they have served the Burlington community by serving nutritious meals in a dignified and timely manner. Learn how you can help at https://www.burlingtonfoodbank.ca/
Opération Enfant Soleil.
Established in 1988, Opération Enfant Soleil raises funds to develop high-quality pediatrics for all the children in Quebec. Learn how you can help at https://www.operationenfantsoleil.ca/en/qui-sommes-nous/a-propos/
It is heartwarming to see our neighbors, family and friends helping each other during the holiday season. We encourage you to donate, support, and volunteer if you have the time at your local food bank or hospital.