Giving Tuesday

#TakeAMoment to make a lasting impact.

We’re putting our own spin on Giving Tuesday with the #TAKEAMOMENT Campaign, a special Giving Tuesday fundraiser that empowers you to Take a Moment to pause and reflect on how you can make a lasting impact in the lives of those affected by epilepsy and their families.

What is Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday unites charities, families, businesses, and communities worldwide with a shared goal: to honor generosity and to give back. Taking place, the Tuesday after Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, it unofficially marks the start of the giving season.

GivingTuesday at ESWO

Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario invites the community to join our #TakeAMoment Campaign. This Giving Tuesday, pause and reflect on how you can make a positive impact in the lives of others.

At Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario, our services are self-funded, with no government assistance. We heavily rely on fundraising, donations, and community support to provide essential information, education, and support to individuals and families affected by epilepsy.

The community is the driving force that transforms living with epilepsy into thriving with epilepsy.

Whether through a monthly commitment or a one-time donation, every dollar plays a crucial role in ensuring accessibility for individuals living with epilepsy. No matter the size, every gift makes a significant difference!


Other ways to get involved:

  1. Share our fundraising page or epilepsy information with family and friends. Help to spread awareness.
  2. Consider being a volunteer
  3. Visit the Purple Store
  4. Share our posts on social media: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

This year, take a moment and consider making a donation to improve the lives of people living with epilepsy.

What will I receive as a monthly donor?

You deserve to know how your generosity is making an impact, so we will send you regular communication. By becoming a monthly donor, we will put you on an exclusive newsletter list where you will receive updates on how your donation has made an impact that month. Find out what staff have been up to, read client stories, and get general information about ESWO.

Your monthly donation will help with these services/programs:

ESWO’s services are free to clients. Your commitment to a monthly donation will help to support the following;

Woman hugging two children
Support Services
Educators meet with individuals living with epilepsy and their families following diagnosis to provide information about their specific seizures, seizure first aid and general epilepsy information. By providing a network of support services, we aim to help everyone in the family live well with a diagnosis. Clients can get their questions answered and with a better understanding of their diagnosis, they’re less likely to depend on the Emergency Room for support.
Classroom of children sitting on the floor listening to their teacher
Public Education
Student support has been identified as one of the highest needs of parents who have children living with epilepsy. Improving a child’s school experience through education and support is a top priority for parents. ESWO staff provide teacher training, school safety plans and classroom presentations to help ensure children are safe at school, to reduce myths and stigma from classmates, and to develop learning strategies.
Group of children on a playground with summer counselor smiling for the camera
Purple Nation Summer Camp
Our Summer Camp is designed for children living with epilepsy and their siblings aged 4-12. Our children’s programming is designed to support the unique physical, learning, emotional and behavioural needs of children living with seizures. The use of trained one-on-one volunteers provide reassurance for parents and caregivers that their children are safe should they experience a seizure at camp. Our camps offer an inclusive environment where helmets and seizures are simply no big deal and kids can just be kids.
Skip to content