It’s that time of year where the temperatures are dropping and we are all reaching for our cozy winter pieces to keep us warm. Toques are a Canadian classic when it comes to dressing for winter and they also make terrific holiday gifts. If you are looking to donate to causes this holiday season and you have gifts to buy for loved ones, there is a way you can do both at the same time. There are some incredible brands and companies that are selling toques to raise money to help support our unhoused population as well as supporting mental health programs. Sadly these two causes are often linked. If you are looking for ways to stretch your dollars and help the most vulnerable in our communities, here are four companies to shop with this holiday season. —Jen Pistor
Toques From The Heart: This Canadian Company understands how hard it can be during the cold Canadian winters, especially without a toque. Therefore, they created a toque with a purpose (from $30). Each style is designed for ultimate coziness and for every toque purchased, they give one to a Canadian in need. They know that toques are an essential piece of clothing during our cold winters and with 35,000 Canadians experiencing homelessness on any given night, the need is great. Their beautifully crafted pieces offer incredible fit and feel so you can take on winter more comfortably. Everyone deserves to stay warm. A single toque can go a long way. They have a huge selection available for the whole family.
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