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Dofasco Gives!

(image from the hamilton spectator)

Sorry I still can’t bare to say Arcelor Mittal Dofasco, I think Dofasco is so much easier. Anyways if you were like me wondering why Dofasco was at Artcrawl well, here is why…. they were being good corporate citizens if you will and giving back $1.6 million to the local charities/ngo’s. I do agree with them that companies need to have a greater responsibility toward their communities. (Also many thanks for supporting  about four organizations right on James St! )

Hey City Hall get on a good thing! Get some arty farty bike racks on this street made with Dofasco Steel! Not just boring ones like in Toronto!

I would also like to challenge companies like this to start getting local, support things like community gardens, individual artist grants,etc. Also speaking of local some people in our community are doing the right thing the recent “Don’t Let the Head Fall Off the Hammer!” is a perfect example, basically kickstarter done local. They raised only around $800 but the idea is to help someone continue in a small way some great work.

I think extends to my loose belief that local smaller/medium businesses/ DIY attitude is going to be more and more important in the coming years.

Grant recipients

Theatre Aquarius

McMaster Engineering

Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation

Hamilton Regional Cancer Centre Foundation

St. Joseph’s Health Care

Good Shepherd

Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair

Neighbour to Neighbour Centre

St. Matthew’s House Hamilton

United Way of Burlington and Greater Hamilton

Pathways to Education

Robert Land Community Association

Welcome Inn Community Centre

Burlington Arts Centre Foundation

Barton Secondary Breakfast Program

Food for Life

Habitat for Humanity

Halton Food for Thought

Ronald McDonald House

Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club

Bruce Trail Conservancy

Art Gallery of Hamilton

Dundas Valley School of Art

Hamilton Philharmonic

Opera Hamilton

Cathy Weaver School

Greater Hamilton Foodshare

Mission Services of Hamilton

Dundas Youth Chaplaincy

Goodwill – The Amity Group

Wesley Urban Ministries

ChamberWorks

Dundas Arts Community Foundation

Hamilton Artists’ Inc.

Hamilton Children’s Choir

Hamilton Music Collective

Print Studio

Bay Area Restoration Council

Conservation Halton

Green Venture

Royal Botanical Gardens

Trout Unlimited

S.T.A.R. of Hamilton Community Skills

Big Brothers Big Sisters

CityKidz Ministry

Homestead Christian Care