Links Charities


"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."  Winston Churchill

" The measure of life is not its duration, but its donation."  Corrie Ten Boom

Norman Pickell's philosophy is that we should be doing things for other people - whether it be in our own community or half way around the world. Some of us can volunteer our time; others can give money and other tangibles to charitable organizations.

There are literally thousands of charitable organizations throughout the world. Norman cannot possibly list even a good representation of them on this site. Therefore, what follows is but a sampling - including ones that have special meaning for Norman and his family.

ALS Society of Canada
ALS Society of Canada funds research into the cause of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, which is presently a fatal neuromuscular disease.

Alzheimer Society of Canada
Helping Canadians who are affected by Alzheimer Disease and promoting the search for a cause and a cure for the disease.

Alzheimer Society of Huron County
Huron County chapter of the Alzheimer Society.

American Bible Society
"sharing God's Word with the world"

Anglican Church of Canada
Part of a larger world-wide Protestant church, known in some countries as the Church of England or the Episcopal Church.

Arthritis Society
Searching for the causes and subsequent cures for arthritis.

Bereaved Families of Ontario
Helping the bereaved learn to live with grief.

Big Brothers & Big Sisters 
Big Brothers Big Sisters South Huron provides mentoring programs to children and youth (as part of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada).

Blyth Festival
Blyth Festival is a Canadian non-profit theatre group based in Blyth, Ontario that puts on Canadian plays.

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada provides support, education, and information to those affected by a brain tumour, and provides funding for brain tumour research.

Breakfast for Learning 
Breakfast for Learning is a non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure that Canadian children go to school well nourished and ready to learn.

Breast Cancer Society of Canada
Funder of breast cancer research in Canada.
At this site you can make an on-line donation to any of Canada's 78,000 charities free of charge.

Canada World Youth
Canada World Youth designs and delivers international education programs for youth (aged 17 - 29) with a focus on volunteer work and community development in a cross-cultural setting.

Canadian Bible Society
Its vision is to reach every person with God's Word in the various languages of the world and at prices people can afford.

Canadian Book of Charities
Access to a database of 78,000 registered Canadian charities as well as information on tax treatment of charitable donations.

Canadian Cancer Society
Canada's internet source for information about cancer.

Canadian Cancer Society - Ontario
Providing programs and services to people living with cancer and their families; promoting and advocating healthy lifestyles; raising money for cancer research. 

Cystic Fibrosis Canada
Raising money to fund research so that a cure will be found for cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive systems of children and young adults.

Canadian Diabetes Association
Promoting the health of Canadians through diabetes research, service and advocacy.

Canadian Donor's Guide
The on-line version of this Reference Book contains only a few of the 4,500 + listings that are in the hard copy of the Canadian Donor's Guide. (Norman Pickell has the hard copy of this Guide and would be pleased to loan it to anyone who is interested.)

Canadian Federation of Humane Societies
Helping take care of dogs, cats and other animals.

Canadian Foodgrains Bank
A Christian-based food aid and development organization that collects donations of grain, cash and other agricultural commodities for distribution to the world's hungry.

Canadian Hearing Society
Provides services that enhance the independence of deaf and hard of hearing people, and that encourage prevention of hearing loss.

Canadian Liver Foundation 
The Canadian Liver Foundation provides support for research and education into the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases of the liver.

Canadian Mental Health Association
Promoting the mental health of all people.

Canadian National Institute for the Blind
Helping the blind and visually impaired.

Canadian Red Cross
The Canadian Red Cross helps people deal with situations that threaten their survival and safety, their security and well-being, and their human dignity in Canada and around the world.

Canadian Wildlife Federation
Advocating the protection of Canada's wild species.

Casey House Hospice
Dedicated to providing medical, palliative and supportive care for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Children's Health Foundation
Children's Health Foundation manages and administers all gifts to the Children's Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre (formerly the Children's Hospital of Western Ontario) located in London, Ontario. 

Community Living Ontario
Supporting the full inclusion of people who have an intellectual disability in all aspects of community living.

Darling Home for Kids
Darling Home for Kids, formerly Rose Cherry's Home, named for the late wife of hockey commentator Don Cherry, provides hospice and respite services to Ontario families who have children with a life-limiting or life-threatening illness.

Development and Peace 
Web site of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace.

Down Syndrome - Canada
Canadian Down Syndrome Society - its mission is to enhance the quality of life for all individuals who have Down Syndrome.

Dreams Take Flight
Dreams Take Flight is a non-profit organization made up of volunteers from the Air Canada family who organize a trip of a lifetime for physically, mentally or socially challenged children.

Easter Seal Society
Helping children with physical disabilities.

Epilepsy Canada 
This non-profit organization promotes and supports research into epilepsy and creates awareness and understanding about this neurological disorder through educational programs.

Goderich - Alexandra Marine and General Hospital
The Alexandra Marine and General Hospital provides quality health care services to the residents of the Town of Goderich and surrounding municipalities.

Greenpeace Canada
Organization that tries to expose global environmental problems.

Habitat for Humanity Canada
"building homes in partnership with families in need"

Habitat for Humanity - Huron County
Habitat for Humanity Huron County, a part of Habitat for Humanity Canada, wants to eliminate poverty housing in Huron County, Ontario.

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
Providing research into and education about heart disease and strokes. 

Hope Air 
A national charitable organization dedicated to serving Canadians in financial need by arranging free air transportation to medical care facilities outside their communities.

Hospital for Sick Children Foundation
The Hospital for Sick Children Foundation in Toronto, Ontario raises funds for the betterment of the health of children.

Humane Society - Ontario
The Ontario Humane Society, also known as the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - the Ontario SPCA, protects all kinds of animals.

Hunger Site
Where you can go once each day to make a free donation of food to hungry people around the world. The sponsors of the site pay for the donation. 

Huntington Society of Canada 
A network of volunteers and professionals working to build a brighter tomorrow for everyone whose life is touched by Huntington disease (a fatal inherited brain disorder).

Huron County SPCA
The Huron Branch of the Ontario SPCA, which serves Huron County, is concerned about the welfare of animals.

Huron Hospice Volunteer Service
Huron Hospice Volunteer Service provides companionship, listening and emotional support to residents of Huron County who are facing a life threatening illness or injury.

Jesse's Journey
Raising money for medical research in the field of neuromuscular diseases. 

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Canada
An organization dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes.

Kidney Foundation
The Kidney Foundation of Canada is dedicated to improving the health and quality of people living with kidney disease.

Kinsmen/Kinette Clubs
Canadian service club working for the betterment of the community.

Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation
The Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation is a registered non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to the conservation of Lake Huron's natural shoreline environment through research, education, community action and promotion of wise stewardship.

Lakeshore United Church
This is the church where Norman Pickell and his family have attended since 1972, and where both Norman and his wife, Nancy, have served as Chair of the Church Board.

Leave a Legacy - London and Region
A Southwestern Ontario program which encourages people to make gifts from their estates to the non-profit organization of their choice. Leave a Legacy is about making a difference in the lives that follow. As you can see from his Résumé, Norman is an allied professional partner of this program.

Lions International
An international service club which contributes to the betterment of communities worldwide. 

London Health Sciences Centre
One of Canada's largest teaching hospitals, with a University Campus and a Victoria Campus.

London Regional Cancer Centre
A regional cancer centre based in London, Ontario providing a full range of treatment and services to help cancer patients and their families. 

London - St. Joseph's Healthcare Foundation
These services in London, Ontario provide supportive care for aging, complex continuing care including palliative care, rehabilitation and veteran care.

March of Dimes Canada
Canada March of Dimes delivers quality services to adults with physical disabilities.

Mission Services of London
A social and welfare agency in London, Ontario that cares for needy people - whether disadvantaged, homeless, or hungry.

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is working to find a cure for multiple sclerosis and to help people affected by MS to enhance their quality of life.

Muscular Dystrophy
The Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada funds research to find the causes, treatments, preventions and cures for and assists those living with neuromuscular disorders.

Nature Conservancy of Canada
The Nature Conservancy of Canada - NCC - is a charity dedicated to preserving ecologically significant natural areas.

Ontario Community Support Association
This association represents organizations in Ontario (including Town and Country Support Services in Huron County) which provide health and support services to seniors, people with disabilities and individuals with special needs to assist them to remain living comfortably and safely in their own home.

Ontario SPCA
The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - the Ontario SPCA, protects all kinds of animals.

Operation Eyesight
Operation Eyesight Universal, also known as Gift of Sight, is dedicated to the eradication of blindness in developing countries.

Operation Smile
Providing reconstructive facial surgery to indigent children and young adults in developing countries.

"saving sight worldwide" - a non-profit organization that works in developing countries to save sight - operates the world's only flying eye hospital. 

Organ Donations
Promoting public awareness and support for organ donations.

Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre
The Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre provides Inuit children and youth with a learning environment that will enhance their overall development, foster positive parenting through support and education, and promote the retention of the Inuit culture and language.

Parkinson Foundation of Canada
This Foundation raises money to help find the cause and a cure for Parkinson's disease.

Plan Canada
Plan Canada, formerly Foster Parents Plan of Canada, benefits children, their families and their communities in the neediest parts of the world and is without religious, political or governmental affiliation.

Presbyterian Church in Canada
A Protestant denomination in Canada which is part of a world-wide church. 

Prostate Cancer Canada
Prostate Cancer Canada is a prostate cancer resource for men and their families.

Rainbows Canada
Rainbows is a not-for-profit organization that fosters emotional healing among children grieving a loss from a life-altering crisis, including separation, divorce, death and foster care.

Rett Syndrome
The International Rett Syndrome Association provides information about the neurological disorder, Rett Syndrome.

Robarts Research Institute
Medical research facility, affiliated with the University of Western Ontario and London Health Sciences Centre.

Ronald McDonald Children's Charities
"To help children in need" - includes Ronald McDonald House.

Rotaplast International
The mission of Rotaplast International is to provide free reconstructive surgery and treatment for underprivileged children worldwide.

Rotary Club of Goderich
Norman has been a member of the Goderich Rotary Club since 1975, serving as its President in 1979 - 1980.

Rotary Foundation
The Rotary Foundation support the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational and cultural exchange programs.

Rotary International
Rotary International is a service club of over one million business and professional men and women in over 29,000 clubs in 163 countries providing humanitarian service and helping to build goodwill and peace in the world.

Ryan's Well Foundation
Ryan's Well Foundation, which works with partners in the public and private sectors to address health needs in developing countries, shows what a young boy from near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with a vision can do.

Salvation Army of Canada
Canada's largest independent provider of social services.

Seeds of Peace
Seeds of Peace is a non-political organization dedicated to preparing teenagers from areas of conflict with the leadership skills required to promote co-existence and peace.

Shriners Hospitals for Children
The Shriners Hospitals for Children provide a network of hospitals that provide no-cost orthopaedic and burn care to children under 18.

Sleeping Children Around the World
Providing bedkits to the neediest of children in underdeveloped and developing countries. 

St. Peter's Parish - Goderich
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church is located in Goderich, Ontario.

Sunshine Dreams for Kids (formerly Sunshine Foundation)
"making dreams come true for special children"

Terry Fox Foundation
Raising money for cancer research

Thyroid Foundation of Canada
Promoting awareness and education about thyroid disease and raising money for thyroid disease research.

Tungasuvvingat Inuit
Tungasuvvingat Inuit provides Inuit-specific programs that contribute to the health and wellbeing of Inuit in Ontario and encourages and supports similar programs for Inuit across Canada.

UNICEF Canada 
The United Nations Children's Fund works for the survival, protection and development of all children worldwide.

United Church of Canada
The largest Protestant denomination in Canada.

United Negro College Fund
The United Negro College Fund helps to increase access for African Americans to colleges and universities.

United Way - Canada 
"Helping to build caring communities."

United Way - Perth-Huron
Huron United Way conducts fundraising campaigns through the use of volunteers to raise money for its member agencies.

Victorian Order of Nurses
A Canadian national health care organization and registered charity that provides home nursing and community health services.

War Amps of Canada
Offering programs and services to amputees and their families.

Wellspring is a network of centres that provide emotional and psychological support, free of charge, to individuals and families living with cancer.

Wheelchair Foundation
This organization is leading an international effort to deliver a wheelchair to every man, woman and child in the world who needs one.

YMCA Canada
The YMCA is about touching lives and through that contact helping people to grow in spirit, mind and body.

Youth Flight Canada 
Charitable organization serving challenged and disadvantaged youths through aviation.


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