Local charity puts ‘good foot’ forward

(NC)-Canada is built on the foundation of strong local communities. Each Canadian community is individualistic and unique with values that distinguish it from neighboring communities. While Canada’s multiculturalism and diversity can emphasize the cultural and communal distinctions, there are overlapping traits and values that go into building a strong unified community.

One of the strongest connections that bond a community is the desire to help others, specifically those individuals that are dependent on the aid of others. Whether it is through charitable donations, or the donation of personal time and resources, there are many ways to help those in need in your local community.

Good Foot, an organization that provides employment opportunities to individuals with developmental disabilities is maximizing their impact on the community by offering a service that helps those in need as well as local businesses. Good Foot offers a courier service on foot or via public transit to local businesses and residents. The vision is to provide those with developmental disabilities an opportunity for financial independence, self-direction, and responsibility. As a not-for-profit and registered charity, Good Foot’s business is supported by the contributions of its sponsors, and businesses that use the courier service.

Starting September 23, 2013, Good Foot will be launching a fundraising and awareness campaign. The goal of the campaign is to raise, $50,000 and will target support from local organizations and individuals. Independence and self-sustainability are two of the most valuable qualities in determining an individual’s happiness, and the strength of the community as a whole. As the Good Foot courier service continues to grow, the collective strength of the community at large will grow with it, as the courier service provides support to local businesses, promotes the use of public transit, and most importantly, aids in the independence and self-sustainability of individuals with developmental disabilities.

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