"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
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
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
Searching for the causes and subsequent cures for
Bereaved Families of Ontario
Helping the bereaved learn to live with grief.
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 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 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.
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
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.
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
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
Canadian National Institute for the Blind
Helping the blind and visually
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
Dedicated to providing medical, palliative and supportive care for people
living with HIV/AIDS.
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.
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 -
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.
This non-profit organization promotes and supports research into epilepsy and
creates awareness and understanding about this neurological disorder through
Goderich - Alexandra Marine and General
The Alexandra Marine and General Hospital provides quality health care services
to the residents of the Town of Goderich and surrounding municipalities.
Organization that tries to expose global environmental
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
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
The Hospital for Sick Children Foundation in Toronto, Ontario raises funds
for the betterment of the health of children.
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.
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.
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 provides companionship,
listening and emotional support to residents of Huron
County who are facing a life threatening illness or
Raising money for medical research in the field of
Diabetes Foundation Canada
An organization dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes.
The Kidney Foundation of Canada is dedicated to improving the health and
quality of people living with kidney disease.
Canadian service club working for the betterment of the community.
Lake Huron Centre for Coastal
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.
An international service club which contributes to the
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
- 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 March of Dimes delivers quality services to adults with physical
Mission Services of London
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.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada funds research to find the
causes, treatments, preventions and cures for and assists those living with
Nature Conservancy of Canada
The Nature Conservancy of Canada - NCC - is a charity
dedicated to preserving ecologically significant natural
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.
The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - the Ontario SPCA,
protects all kinds of animals.
Operation Eyesight Universal, also known as Gift of Sight, is dedicated to
the eradication of blindness in developing countries.
Providing reconstructive facial surgery to indigent
young adults in developing countries.
"saving sight worldwide" - a non-profit organization that
developing countries to save sight - operates the
world's only flying eye hospital.
Promoting public awareness and support for organ
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.
Foundation of Canada
This Foundation raises money to help find the cause and a cure for
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 is a prostate cancer resource for men and their
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.
The International Rett Syndrome Association provides information about the
neurological disorder, Rett Syndrome.
Medical research facility, affiliated with the University of Western Ontario
and London Health Sciences Centre.
McDonald Children's Charities
"To help children in need" - includes Ronald McDonald House.
The mission of Rotaplast International is to provide free
reconstructive surgery and treatment for underprivileged
Rotary Club of Goderich
Norman has been a member of the Goderich Rotary
1975, serving as its President in 1979 - 1980.
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 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
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.
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.
"making dreams come true for special
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 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.
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 -
"Helping to build caring communities."
Way - Perth-Huron
Huron United Way conducts fundraising campaigns through the use of
volunteers to raise money for its member agencies.
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
Wellspring is a network of centres that provide emotional and psychological support, free of charge, to individuals and families living with cancer.
This organization is leading an international effort to deliver a wheelchair
to every man, woman and child in the world who needs one.
The YMCA is about touching lives and through that contact helping people to grow
in spirit, mind and body.
Charitable organization serving challenged and disadvantaged youths through