Kindness Tour 2021



Kindness Tour 2021

The 5th annual KINDNESS TOUR is officially launched! This charitable initiative was launched by Alex Irish in February, 2017. Over the course of 28 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 5th 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 2021 edition of our Kindness Tour!

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FEBRUARY 01

All proceeds of Elena’s cookbook are going towards Food Banks Canada’s urgent $150M appeal to combat food insecurity and support the well-being of Canadians as this pandemic continues to roll on.

FEBRUARY 02

Today we are making a donation to Heartache2Hope. This organization provides healing support to adults who have experienced a suicide loss. They offer a variety of  support groups, drop-in group meetings, individual support and community education.

FEBRUARY 03

Sew on Fire Ministries started February 2000 and has partnered with 160 organizations who together send and distribute humanitarian aid. Wendy Hagar, the founder, began this grass roots organization in her home, has grown to a warehouse where groups of people came to help sort, organize and prepare supplies have blessed many in 50 Canadian cities and over 100 countries.

FEBRUARY 04

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.

FEBRUARY 05

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

FEBRUARY 06

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

FEBRUARY 07

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.

FEBRUARY 08

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.

FEBRUARY 09

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.

FEBRUARY 10

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!

FEBRUARY 11

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!

FEBRUARY 12

We are honored to make a donation 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.

FEBRUARY 13

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.

FEBRUARY 14

Today we made a donation to FOOD FOR LIFE. A charitable organization focusing on rescuing and providing food to those in need. They thrive on the spirit of teamwork with an unparalleled network of support from individuals, corporations and foundations in the Halton region. Through their trusted alliances, Food for Life is able to turn every $1 donated into the equivalent of 4 meals.

FEBRUARY 15

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.

FEBRUARY 16

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 during these isolated times.

FEBRUARY 17

We are honoured to make a donation to MISSON SERVICES OF HAMILTON. They are a non-profit, multi-social service agency who believes every person deserves access to healthy food, safe housing and opportunities for tomorrow. They serve more than 20,000 people per year in the city of Hamilton.

FEBRUARY 18

KERR STREET MISSION helps transform lives through their dedication in caring for Oakville’s low income and at risk families and youth. This year, we are pleased to support their mission by donating Tim Horton gift cards to help with the purchase of food and brighten the day for a few of their most vulnerable families.

FEBRUARY 19

Good Shepherd Venture Centre is an emergency food program modeled after a traditional grocery store. Clients who need emergency food and clothing push a grocery cart down aisles and choose what they need with the help of staff and volunteers.

FEBRUARY 20

We are pleased to donate to Thrive Counselling who has provided individual and family counselling services in the Halton region since 1954.

FEBRUARY 21

Pine Grove Public School is a French immersion elementary school located on Fourth Line in Oakville. The principal, Lou Silvestri and staff at the school like to ensure all its students have access to nutritious food if needed. We are pleased to include Pine Grove school in our Kindness Tour this year to help with those students in need.

FEBRUARY 22

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.

FEBRUARY 23

Oakwood Public School, built in 1952, is an elementary school located in the central core of Oakville. The school’s philosophy is to provide the necessary skills and experiences to children so they can be successful both academically and socially. They also believe good nutrition plays a large role in this success. Alex Irish & Associates is excited to be able to help children succeed by contributing to their food  program for families in need.

FEBRUARY 24

We are pleased to donate to the Nourishing Neighbour Food Bank which works in partnership with Food For Life to provide food, grocery items and essential supplies to local residents in need of a helping hand.

FEBRUARY 25

Open Doors at St. Christopher’s Mission in Burlington is not only an emergency food bank but offers free clothing and an after school program for school aged children. We are thrilled to be able to make a difference for some of their families in need.

FEBRUARY 26

Halton Fresh Food Box believe that all residents of Halton region should have access to affordable fruits and vegetables, particularly those living on limited incomes, seniors, and new Canadians. They have improved access to good quality, mainly locally grown, delivered right to neighbourhoods in need.

FEBRUARY 27

This year, Toonies for Tummies mission is to put breakfast on the table for 350000 deserving children through schools’ nutrition programs.  Operated through the Grocery Foundation, grocery stores ask their customers to donate $2 when they check out. Since it’s inception, this program has helped many thousands of children. We are pleased to support this wonderful initiative.

FEBRUARY 28

Alex Irish & Associates is proud to be a Presenting Sponsor once again for the Zonta Club of Oakville and support the important work they do. Zonta works to recognize women’s rights as human rights and ensure that women can achieve their full potential locally and globally without the fear of violence. They support numerous local charities including Home Suite Hope,  the Kerr Street Mission, and Halton Women’s Place to name a few. This year, they have partnered with the Oakville Hospital Foundation to celebrate International Women’s Day and to assist women in our community who are suffering and in need.

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