A of Q&A

A few days ago I started a Q&A post. My sister asked 2 questions and here are the answers. I don’t know why she posted them. We live is the same house!

Ask and you shall receive

Q: is there a place in the GTA where I can donate my work clothes for women trying to get back into the work force who can’t afford new clothes?

A: Yes indeed. A place called Dress for Success. There’s a location in Toronto

Dress for Success promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire. Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization offering services designed to help women find jobs and remain employed. Each Dress for Success client receives one suit when she has a job interview and can return for a second suit or separates when she finds work

The address and URL are below

188 Lowther Avenue                                                                                                    Toronto, ONT  M5R 1E8                                                                                                 Phone:  (416) 901-6022

info@dressforsuccesstoronto.org                                                                                  Dress for Success

Q: what leads to the change in seasons and why do the days get shorter and longer?

A: We have different seasons quite simply due to the earth’s tilt

The earth revolves around the sun and its axis (the line extending from the North and
South Poles)  is tilted at an angle of 23.5 degrees. The North Pole always points the same direction as the earth revolves around the sun. Therefore, the sun is in the direction that the Earth is pointing, but not at other times. The varying amounts of sunlight around the Earth during the year creates the seasons

The tilt of the Earth means the Earth will lean towards the sun (Summer) or lean away from the sun (Winter) 6 months later. In between these we have Spring and Autumn

As for the length of days, it depends on the height of the sun

In summer, the sun’s rays hit the Earth at a steep angle because the sun is higher in the sky. The long daylight hours during the summer months allow the Earth plenty of time to reach warm temperatures. This is why the days are hotter in the summer months. Daylight lasts more than 12 hours since the sun is at its northernmost position from the equator

In winter, the sun’s rays hit the Earth at a shallow angle because the sun is lower in the sky. The long nights and short days prevent the Earth from warming up. This is why we have cold winters. Daylight lasts less than 12 hours since the sun is at its southernmost position from the equator

The farther north from the equator you are, the shorter the daylight hours


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