Support Community Organizations
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
- Helen Keller
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
- Mother Teresa, Albanian Roman Catholic missionary in India
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
- Winston Churchill
"The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving."
- Albert Einstein
We are all part of the larger community we live in. It is not possible for society to be stable if there is a wide disparity in the well-being and opportunities accorded to peoples. Neither is anyone not moved when they become aware of the pain and suffering of others.
If you have been blessed to receive much in life, we encourage you to also be generous in giving and serving the needs of those who may have been disadvantaged because of health or financial reasons. Compassion and generosity often permeates the whole fabric of society beyond the beneficiaries first intended. In so doing, it releases healing and the restoration of trust in the goodness of people. We begin to appreciate human life and values when we are able to see beyond our own needs.
Here are some organizations that you can look at. You can give and volunteer in other organizations closer to your heart.
Free The Children’s mission is to create a world where all young people are free to achieve their fullest potential as agents of change. And we couldn’t have a better blueprint for success: the organization was founded Craig Kielburger in 1995 when he gathered 11 school friends to begin fighting child labour. He was 12….
……A movement begins……Craig gathered together a small group of his Grade 7 classmates from his Thornhill, Ontario, school and ......
Free The Children was born.
Free the children from poverty.
Free the children from exploitation.
Free the children from the notion that they arepowerless to effect change.
Those are the messages that sparked Craig’s passion,
and continue to fuel the mission of the organization today.
Special Olympics British Columbia
provide individuals with intellectual disabilities opportunities to enrichtheir lives and celebrate personal achievement through positive sport experiences.
In 1980,Special Olympics BC started out with two weekends of games and about 500 participants. Thirty-five years later, the organization is providing year-round,high-quality sports programs and competitions for more than 4,300 athletes in 57 communities around the province, with the vital assistance of more than 3,300 trained, dedicated volunteers.
Autism Society of British Columbia (ASBC)
was started in 1974 and is a parent based and directed society providing support to individuals with autismand their families in British Columbia.
BC Children Hospital
provides expert care for the province's most seriously ill or injured children.
Many of the specialized pediatric services are not available anywhere else in the province. BC Children's is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority
The Writers’ Exchange gets inner-city kids excited about reading and writing. It opened in 2011 as the KidSafe Writers’ Room, a project of theKidSafe Project Society. A dingy, old classroom at Queen Alexandra Elementary School was turned into a Writers’ Room, a beautiful, safe space where kids come after school to complete their homework and creative writing projects with volunteer mentors. During KidSafe’s winter, spring and summer break programs, The Writers’ Exchange has worked with more than 400 at-risk kids from six inner-city schools to boost their literacy skills and self-esteem through fun, free literacy games, crafts and activities.
Brittany's Hope Foundation
Brittany's Hope Foundation is a non-profit foundation dedicated to aiding and facilitating adoptions of special needs children from around the world.
This foundation was created with the hope of building a bridge to unite special waiting children and families who wish to adopt a child but are burdened by the substantial cost associated with adopting a child internationally. This foundation raise funds and work with adoption agencies to lower the cost of adopting special needs children.
In addition to this, this foundation also sponsor other humanitarian efforts to benefit the children who are left behind, arranging for surgeries, safe cribs, formula, and education and transitional housing for older orphans.