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More clues about Muggins, the amazing Red Cross dog

Last month, we told the story of Muggins, the famous Canadian Red Cross fundraising dog from Victoria, British Columbia.
During the First World War, he raised more than $21,000 (about $400,000 now), just trotting around town alone with two donation boxes on his back. He often visited ferries and freightliners arriving in Victoria, and grew so famous that overseas visitors would ask for the little white Spitz dog. When Muggins eventually died in 1920, his body was preserved by a professional taxidermist, and that is where the story seemed to end last time. But now we’ve uncovered more clues!

Help those in need this holiday season – give the gift of food, warmth and comfort

As December is upon us and we prepare to enjoy the holiday season with family and friends, sharing gifts, traditions and special moments with loved ones, and reflecting on the year that has passed, we also want to invite Canadians to help us bring warmth and comfort to people who are not as fortunate in communities across the country. 

Help provide warmth to those in need by purchasing TOMS apparel at Target

This holiday season, Target customers can share in the spirit of giving by purchasing items included in a limited-edition collaboration with TOMS.  Every purchase will provide a blanket, meals or shoes to those in need by matching your purchases with donations. 

Photo exhibition: War from the Victims' Perspective

Visually capturing the effects of war, a collection of photographs entitled ‘War from the Victims' Perspective’ by Jean Mohr, will be on display from October 30th to February 10th to mark the 150th anniversary of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Pumpkin Picassos: Red Cross staff show off their artistic flare

Things got spooky at Ontario Red Cross headquarters this Friday, October 31, when staff held a Halloween potluck, including a pumpkin carving contest with designs ranging from traditional jack-o-lanterns to a portrait of Red Cross founder, Henri Dunant.

Musician Tom Jackson partners with Red Cross to inspire change

Aimed at inspiring Canadians into action, musician and lifelong philanthropist Tom Jackson is releasing his new single “I’m Not Saying, I’m Just Saying”, which focuses on global wellness and the belief that, together, we can put an end to war.

The story of Muggins, the Red Cross fundraising dog

During wartime, the Canadian Red Cross provided comfort, support and supplies to soldiers overseas, as well as to the many people left at home. One of the most beloved wartime stories involves a very special Red Cross volunteer, recruited to help at the Victoria, B.C. office. His name was Muggins. He stood about 12 inches high, and was, by all accounts, quite adorable.

Join in Wisdom of the North exhibition at Nuit Blanche

Showcasing the strength and spirit of First Nation communities in Northern Ontario, Wisdom of the North unveils during Scotiabank’s Nuit Blanche, which runs from sunset Saturday, Oct. 4, to sunrise Sunday in Toronto.

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