In the spirit of the holiday season, we are organizing Dear DIDI Holiday campaign for Sistering which provides a basket of basic necessities to a client of Sistering. Each
woman will receive a Winter Survival kit: lip balm, hand cream,
shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion, toothpaste, deodorant and
herbal tea, and we will package them up nicely in a reusable container! The cost of each
basket is $149 + tax (including a free $60 item which will be yours to
give to whomever you choose).
SISTERING - serving homeless, marginalized and low income women in Toronto
- is an organization I first heard about a few years ago when a friend
of mine (Shelley) was on the board. She spoke highly of the work
they do and I got to see firsthand the support they provide women who
need our help. And Kathryn, also suggested it and it seemed like a
perfect match: SISTERING - DIDI - kinda goes together! ;)
may be for you to gift to someone who has it all OR suggest as a
company gift OR to pass along to someone who may be interested in
helping! Get your neighbours together or a group of friends and pool
your funds together for a basket! OR donate an item if you'd like.. I
will mix and match for you! Simply email me through the contact button to find out how to get involved. Together we are building a community!
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS DONORS! BLUEBAND DIGITAL (5 baskets) Eda Agueci (2 baskets)
Chris Holtz, Kathryn Babcock and Madeline Nach Balliye - Neeli, Inderpal and Sumeet Anonymous Sara Sonego Young Scott Caldwell Teresa Alexander Heather & The Braz Family Shelley Seabra GLOPEC - Prem Singh & Family Christine Culbert Rajbinder Grewal & Family
Monica MacInnis Lucinda Williams
DearDIDI is a culturally sensitive advice column aimed at women from the large, diverse South Asian community. DearDIDI can help build bridges on how these women can integrate into Canadian mainstream society. It is important the women in these communities feel they have been heard and the relationships that these women experience every day are being addressed.
DearDIDI Topic: My parents are spying on me. Read more on Page 17 in Dec 2014 Issue click HERE.
DearDIDI Topic: I don't see a future with someone who doesn't respect where I come from. Read more on Page 17 in Nov 2014 Issue click HERE.
DearDIDI Topic: I want to break free from a bunch of girls I hung out with. Read more on Page 17 in Oct 2014 Issue click HERE.
DearDIDI Topic: My husband is the only son and his family wants a grandson to carry on the family name. Read more on Page 41 in Sept 2014 Issue click HERE.
DearDIDI Topic: Children born to immigrant parents feel they don't fit into either culture. Read more on Page 21 in Aug 2014 Issue click HERE.
DearDIDI Topic: My father thought every girl was like a daughter and wanted the best for them. Read the full tribute on Page 32 in June 2014 Issue click HERE.