Kindness Tour 2021

Kindness Tour 2020

The 4th annual KINDNESS TOUR was officially launched! This charitable initiative was launched by Alex Irish in February, 2017. Over the course of 29 days we are privileged to touch many people’s lives with ‘random acts of kindness’. Positive feedback inspired us to make this an annual event!

We believe in supporting charitable causes and worthy organizations in Oakville, Burlington, Mississauga, Hamilton and beyond – where we list and sell homes. Details about the 4th edition of our Kindness Tour will be posted below and on social media throughout the month. It is our hope, that through these posts, we may inspire others to learn more about the need in our communities.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our valued clients, friends and team members for their support of the 2020 edition of our Kindness Tour!

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MEALS ON WHEELS provides nutritious meals five days a week to a resident who is unable to attend to their own nutritional needs but prefer to live independently in their community.  Not only do volunteers deliver nourishment, they provide the positive benefits of social contact, particularly appreciated at this time of year. MEALS ON WHEELS provide a vital community service and we were pleased to make a donation to them on the first day of the annual Kindness Tour!


A donation was made to the DISTRESS CENTRE HALTON, a community-based organization that has been providing support to individuals 24/7 for 4 decades. Their service improves the health and wellness of our community and the quality of life for those who are alone, isolated and vulnerable. They help those that reach out to them to better cope with crisis and emotional stress.


FOOD4KIDS provides packages of healthy food for kids aged 4-14 years with limited or no access to food on weekends. These packages are prepared by volunteers and delivered to schools each Friday to ensure the children have nourishment over the weekend. There are more than 500 children in Halton in need of this program.


NELSON YOUTH CENTRES is an accredited children’s mental health centre for children and youth ages 6 to 18 in Halton. The programs offered at Nelson Youth Centres target children and youth who are struggling with mental health and behavioral challenges and their families. The centre provides services in Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills.


Today we donated to FARESHARE FOOD BANK (Oakville)! This non-profit depends entirely on the generosity of the community and currently serves between 350 – 400 families monthly. We are pleased to give them a donation to go towards buying products for families in need.


THE COMPASS in Port Credit provides ‘help for today, hope for tomorrow’. Operating since 2002, they provide a welcoming place for members of their community to come for help. They offer immediate assistance with groceries and work with their clients offering practical and spiritual support. We were pleased to donate to their food market.


We popped by the Burlington location of LITERACY SOUTH HALTON. They were in need of supplies for their office. Since 1980, Literacy South Halton has helped adults improve their literacy and numeracy skills, the foundation for acquiring all other skills necessary to succeed in the workforce.


We were thrilled to be able to drop off kitchen supplies for a family in need at the KERR STREET MISSION (KSM). The KSM primary mission is to help care for low-income and at-risk families and youth in Oakville. We are pleased to be able to support a local family in need.


The HALTON WOMEN’S PLACE provides a safe haven, information and education to support a future without abuse for women and their children. Their website contains a list of the supplies they are constantly are in need of.


HEARTACHE2HOPE provides healing support to adults who have experienced a suicide loss. They offer 12-week support groups, drop-in group meetings, individual support and community education. Their mission “is to be a leader promoting healing after suicide loss while ensuring quality innovative programs and facilitating greater awareness and education in the community.”


Today we donated to the OAKVILLE & MILTON HUMANE SOCIETY. The Humane Society relies entirely on donations to feed, shelter, care for, provide veterinary care and find homes for animals. We are happy to support an organization that cares for local animals in need.


Another day at the KERR STREET MISSION (KSM). We donated new bedroom linen and pillows to a family in need. The Neighbour Care Network is a shared initiative of local church compassion ministries, organized, facilitated and supported by KSM. The goal of this program is to build the capacity of the community to care for their neighbours in need.


In 1980 a group of young moms created a welcoming place where they could meet other parents, share stories and learn more about parenting while their children participated in fun and educational activities, integral to early childhood development. The OAKVILLE PARENT CHILD CENTRE’s mission is to support, nurture and empower children and their families as they learn and grow together.


COMMUNITY LIVING OAKVILLE (CLO) was founded 65 years ago by a group of dedicated parents. Today it provides a wide range of support services to children, youth and adults who have developmental disabilities. CLO recognizes the rights of everyone to have a full range of life choices, including access to education, affordable and appropriate housing, leisure options, gainful employment and participation in the community


We donated to the Canadian Institute for the Blind which deliver innovative programs and powerful advocacy that empower individuals impacted by blindness. This foundation is powered by a network of volunteers, donors and partners from coast to coast to coast.


We donated to SAVIS of Halton (Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Services) which provide free, confidential, and non-judgemental 24 hour support to all survivors of violence.  This organization advocate against violence in the community at large and promote prevention through community education.


For Family Day this year, we donated to the KERR STREET MISSION by providing movie passes for 30 children participating in their program as well as 2 volunteers. The children’s programming at KSM provide participates with a positive environment and a range of activities that helps them learn and grow!


HALTON FOOD FOR THOUGHT is a charity that believes that every student should have access to healthy food during the school day. We made a donation to support the breakfast program to ensure that no student goes to school hungry!


We have donated to LEARNING DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION OF HALTON-HAMILTON, which is a community based, charitable non-profit organization that provides programs and services to support individuals impacted by a Learning Disability. They are a local chapter of the Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario.


Today we donated a therapeutic doll to ACCLAIM HEALTH to help individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Doll therapy is a form of therapy to reduce agitation and give those individuals suffering from dementia a sense of responsibility. This organization offers an adult day program at Sheridan College that provides a safe and friendly atmosphere.


THE OAKVILLE STROKERS is a registered community charity for stroke survivors. The program began in 1995 with a small group of participants and volunteers. It has grown steadily and now has approximately 30 Participants and 50 Volunteers. They offer various programs & activities and emphasize a warm and caring environment.


We donated to the IODE which is a National women’s charitable organization to enhance the quality of life through education support, community service and citizenship programs. Their Members actively participate in events and projects that promote the pride and understanding of peoples and unity of Ontario.


THE CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION (CMHA) is the most established, most extensive community mental health organization in Canada. CMHA provides advocacy, programs and resources that help to prevent mental health problems and illnesses, support recovery and resilience, and enable all Canadians to flourish and thrive.


Today we donated to KIDS HELP PHONE which is a Canadian charitable organization that provides 24/7 free confidential professional online and telephone support, counselling and volunteer-led. Their mission is to provide strength for youth to persevere.


We popped by THE KERR STREET MISSION and prepared and cooked approximately 60 hearty & nourishing meals from scratch! These meals are available to been taken home to feed individuals and families in need. Over 2,000 meals are served monthly, all prepared by volunteers.


We made a donation to THE SCOTT MISSION, which is an organization that welcomes individuals and families to access spiritual, relational and practical resources in a journey towards hope and transformation. They offer a variety of supportive programs for men, women, and children.


Today we went on tour and visited two of our local development projects. We delivered hot coffee and donuts to the construction workers to get them through this recent snow storm.


We are honored to donate food to LIGHTHOUSE SHELTER Oakville. This 32 bed shelter is operated by the Salvation Army and Halton Region Social Services and is the general emergency shelter for the Halton Region. They provide individuals who are experiencing a housing crisis emergency sheltering.


The ZONTA club of Oakville was founded in 1973 and is made up of a small but vibrant group of professional women, that work together to assist women in the Halton community and internationally. Alex Irish & Associates are proud to be the lead sponsors for ZONTA International Women’s Day.

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