As temperatures are slowly dropping in Vancouver, and we are getting close to the winter months, we have stored all of our light rain jackets, and the boys are now wearing their winter coats to school every morning. Soon enough we will be wearing gloves and hats to stay warm when walking to school.

Having the proper winter gear to stay warm is extremely important for children to be able to enjoy outdoor activities safely and whenever they have to spend time outside.

Sharing the Joy of Warmth

Having winter jackets and being able to afford the right clothes to keep your children warm during the winter may not be something we have to worry about, however, for some Canadian families-in-need, warm winter clothing often comes second to providing the basics. This is why the Quaker® brand is working with Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada to provide new winter coats to children from families in need so they can feel the #joyofwarmth.

During the month of November, when you share the hashtag #JoyOfWarmth and tag @QuakerCanada on your public Facebook, Twitter or Instagram profile, Quaker will provide a bowl of warm oatmeal to a child-in-need at Boys and Girls Club locations across the country, to a maximum of 100,000 bowls.

Our boys love playing outside, even when it is cold, so I can’t imagine having to worry about them not being warm or simply not allowing them to play outside because they don’t have the right clothing for the weather.

Sharing the Joy of Warmth


It is easy to help support Canadian families in need so they can stay warm during our cold Canadian winter. Staying warm is something children shouldn’t have to worry about and proper winter clothing should be available to everyone.

For more information on how the Quaker® brand is working with Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, and to find out about other ways to help, visit

Sharing the Joy of Warmth

Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by  Quaker®. However, all views and opinions are 100% my own.