Veterans Emergency Transition Services (VETS) Canada will hold its third annual Operation Holiday Helping Hands throughout the month of December.
The coast-to-coast outreach initiative supports and aids the less fortunate Canadians, and aims to ensure those who served are not forgotten during the holidays.
VETS Canada volunteers will provide help at local shelters, drop in centers, communities and will also be coordinating a gift card drive for Veterans in need.
"As the holidays draw near, it is easy to forget the fact that thousands of Canadians are struggling to eat and stay warm, including those who have served to protect our country," said Jim Lowther, VETS Canada's president and CEO.
"This national initiative encourages a much needed dialogue regarding the ongoing issues of homelessness and food insecurity amongst Canadian veterans and civilians alike, while also providing a chance for community members to step up and help those in need."
VETS Canada encourages all Canadians to get involved in Operation Holiday Helping Hands.