As you start your day this GivingTuesday, please consider supporting Food Allergy Canada on this global day of giving.
2020 has been an unprecedented year due to COVID-19. The impacts of this pandemic have been far reaching. For small charities like ours, funding has become unstable and will likely be for years to come.
You can help us by donating today, enabling us to continue our educational programming, advocacy initiatives to drive change, and ability to provide life-changing support. Scroll down to learn how your support will make an impact.
Plus, as a GivingTuesday special, donate $20 or more today and we’ll send you an exclusive #ShineATealLight glow-in-the-dark bracelet as a thank you.* Plus, this bracelet helps to spread food allergy awareness, so it’s a win-win for everyone!
Give today and tell your friends to support Food Allergy Canada too for #GivingTuesday. With your support, we can continue to #MakeFoodAllergyCount now and well into the future.
Your help now will ensure we are able to continue supporting key initiatives in the future, including:
Education and support
- The newly diagnosed program so families and individuals get the support and education they need right from the critical point of getting this life-changing diagnosis. More than 3 million Canadians, including 500,000 children, are affected by food allergy. Through this transformational program, they will learn how to manage this new medical condition and ways to confidently adapt their lives – even during a pandemic!
- Having an integrated school curriculum program to educate the next generation of children, while promoting inclusivity and empathy towards this medical condition.
- Our online youth mentorship program, Allergy Pals/Allies, where kids 7-15 years of age are empowered to confidently manage their food allergy through increased education, support, and peer engagement.
- Global food safety advocacy, specifically around accurate ingredient disclosure through improved food allergen labelling. Everyone has a right to know what’s in their food, but for those with food allergy it’s a necessity to staying safe.
- Continuing to elevate food allergy as a public health priority through the National Food Allergy Action Plan.
- Raising awareness of the psychosocial impacts of this condition, including identifying gaps in the current mental health landscape and calling for increased patient support. This includes looking at ways to manage food allergy anxiety, reduce bullying (currently, 1-in-3 kids with food allergy report being bullied because of their food allergy), and live more confidently.
*Minimum donation of $20 required. Offer only valid on December 1, 2020 until 11:59pm EST, while quantities last. One bracelet per person.Tags: #GivingTuesday, #GivingTuesdayCA, #MakeFoodAllergyCount