We grant unfulfilled wishes to seniors with the clear intention of positively changing the way society views, values and supports our oldest generation.
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Granting Unfulfilled Wishes to Seniors!
We Are Young
We Are Young (WAY) is a charitable organization that grants unfulfilled wishes to seniors living within the Atlantic Provinces and now within Ontario as part of our Pilot Program! We grant unfulfilled wishes to seniors with the clear intention of positively changing the way society views, values and supports our oldest generation. Through granting wishes, our mission is to raise social awareness around the inequalities seniors face, encourage respect for and appreciation of seniors and inspire inter-generational connection where seniors experience inclusion and belonging in their communities.
Granting Unfulfilled Wishes to Seniors
Monthly Wish Champions
WAY's Valentine's Day Campaign!
Each year, we partnered with our friends at Rousseau Chocolatier for our annual Valentine’s Day Campaign! For only $10, we will deliver a package of hand-crafted chocolates and deliver them to an anonymous senior in Atlantic Canada. We work together with our community partners to ensure these packages get into the hands of seniors who could really use a pick-me-up. Included in the package is a note to remind the senior that this came from a community member who was thinking of them on a day where love, appreciation, and connectedness is celebrated the most! ❤️ Thanks to the incredible support from our community, we have now reached our targeted goal and can't wait to deliver all 1,269 handcrafted chocolate packages on or before February 14th. Your generosity and involvement is making a significant impact and we couldn't have done this without you. Thank you again for being a part of our Valentine's Day Campaign success!
We have many wish stories that will inspire you. Our mission is to use these stories to catalyze a positive shift in the way society views, values, and supports our oldest generation. Wish Stories
Become Part of Our Community
If you or someone you know would love to support seniors in your community more regularly, we encourage you to sign up as one of our Monthly Wish Champions (MWC).
Many wonder how to bring joy to seniors during the holidays. Our 'Holiday Happiness Card Campaign' is the perfect solution. Until December 4th, for just $7.50, you can purchase a holiday card, and we'll deliver it to an anonymous senior, spreading holiday cheer and warmth. Join us in making the season a lot brighter .
"Chase Your Dreams, whatever you want to do, and you'll get there." Alfred Myra , 92
“Alzheimer’s disease has taken a lot from my father. This experience gave something back. Thank you for that.” Stuart's Son
“Never in my wildest dreams did I ever expect that I would go back to Amethyst Cove. I will never say I am too old.” Victor Althiem, 78
"Some of us can do this on our own but many cannot, they need your help."
Elise Richard, 79
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After making a positive impact in Atlantic Canada, we're excited to announce our expansion to Ontario! Thanks to the incredible support from Ontario's generous contribution, we're piloting our concept in the region and are excited to further our reach.
Andy has been a Toronto Maple Leafs fan his entire life. He would watch every game on television, dreaming of how incredible it would be to sit in the stands of the Scotiabank Arena cheering on his favorite team. He thought about how incredible it would be to witness the Leafs fan culture and atmosphere come to life with each goal or breakaway, never believing he would get the opportunity to see them play at this stage of his life.
Have you seen the 22' December issue of Readers Digest Canada?
If you haven't, run to your local supermarket or pharmacy and grab your copy today! If you opn to page 10, co-founder Katie Mahoney and Cara Chisholm will be there to greet you with a smile for We Are Young' 3 page feature story! Thank you Reader's Digest Canada and everyone who has supported, donated, promoted, volunteered, or believed in We Are Young's mission since day one. We are truly grateful for each and every one of you!