Share the Gift of Compassion

Help others who need a helping hand, an extra support, or a shoulder to lean on, and show compassion for people, nature, and animals.

Book Recommendations

Child aged 0 to 4: Big Bear Hug by Nicholas Oldland

A story of a bear with so much love, he wants to share it with everyone he meets. A fun story for very young children about the power of a hug.

Find this book at your local library: Cambridge, Kitchener, Region of WaterlooWaterloo

Child aged 4 to 8 Book: Lily and the Paper Man by Rebecca Upjohn

Lilly, a young girl runs straight into a gruff and untidy-looking man selling papers on the street when walking home with mom. Initially frightened, she avoids the area. But as the days get colder, she becomes worried that the man might be cold. Lily comes up with a wonderful idea. This is a touching story of compassion and thinking of others.

Find this book at your local library: Kitchener, Region of WaterlooWaterloo

Family Activities

  • Donate towels, blankets, collars, and animal treats to the Humane Society.
  • Help your child find one of their gently used toys and donate to a child in need.
  • Shovel your neighbour’s driveway together.
  • Give a hug to someone who looks sad.

Thank you for doing good! Tomorrow’s theme is inclusion.