This holiday season we ask you to consider making a small but meaningful donation to a local charitable organization. Muse has had the honour of working with and supporting many not-for-profit organizations that make a difference in our arts and cultural communities, tackle youth homelessness, and promote literacy. We are proud to support organizations in our community and help make our city a brighter place for everyone to live and learn. Here is a list of local organizations in Hamilton that could use your help at this time of year.

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” — Winston S. Churchill

Children’s International Learning Centre

The Children’s International Learning Centre offers educational and artistic programming to promote respect for diversity and cultures. Your donation helps support their youth programming and school visits.

Dundas Valley School of Art

It’s no surprise that we are big supporters of DVSA. Most of the Muse team has studied there! DVSA offers a number of community events throughout the year like the Holiday Family Hoopla and Artist Talks. Donations to DVSA help support the studio and tuition fees for their courses.

Hamilton Literacy Council

The Hamilton Literacy Council helps improve adult literacy by providing people with free training in reading, writing, math and computer skills. Their services open doors for individuals with underdeveloped literacy skills. Your donation provides resources for their students and tutors.

Hamilton Youth Housing

In 2018 Muse had the opportunity to work on a local campaign to help reduce youth homelessness in Hamilton. There are three local organizations that are helping some of the most vulnerable people in our community:

Living Rock Ministries

Living Rock Ministries provides youth with the support, education and opportunities needed to move toward a brighter future. They help provide essential supports to youth between the ages of 13-25 who are affected by significant risk factors such as loss of family, poverty, substance misuse and mental health.

N2N

Neighbour to Neighbour is dedicated to improving the quality of life for Hamilton residents. N2N started off as a food bank. Today they offer counselling services, educational and community support. Your donation supports the food bank and provides Christmas dinners for families. They also provide fresh produce from their community gardens to those in need.

Wesley

Wesley is a multi-service organization that offers Children, Youth and Family Services, Housing and Homeless Services and Newcomer Community Services. They offer over 30 different programs at 20 different locations across Hamilton, Halton and Brantford.

Sensity

Sensity Deafblind and Sensory Support Network of Canada provides services to members of the deafblind community and people with multi-sensory impairments. Muse had the pleasure of rebranding Sensity – creating a new name and developing their new brand identity and website. Your donation to Sensity goes directly to the incredible programs and services that support people who are deafblind. This includes emergency intervenor services, specialized equipment funding, and children’s intervenor services.

St Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton Foundation

The Muse team is proud to work with Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton in developing the creative branding platform for their 2025 Vision and five year Strategic Plan. They are leaders in healthcare and in our community. The St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton Foundation raises funds to support patient care, research, and education at St. Joe’s.

Editor’s Note: This blog post was originally published on Dec 6, 2018 and has been updated.

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