‘Tis the season of giving. We like to share a Vancouver Christmas Charities list each year for everybody to show options to give back. While you are shopping on the final two weekends before Christmas, do remember there are those less fortunate who will not have the luxuries of spending time with family or having a warm meal. You can make their holidays more memorable by donating to Christmas charities!
Festival of Trees
The 27th annual Festival of Trees Vancouver is on now until January 2, 2014. Be sure to visit the hallways of the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver and upper level of Pacific Centre Mall to check out the incredible display of creativity. Visitors can vote for their favourite tree online or at the event site. All voters will be entered to win a trip for two with WestJet Airlines! The winner of the People’s Choice Award will be announced in early January 2014.
We’re a Not-For-Profit organization on a mission to help homeless people around the world. Our platform allows communities to post personal stories and Christmas wish lists of individual homeless people. Join us.
HomeStart Foundation is a furniture bank, working alongside 70 social service agencies in Metro Vancouver. Clients are women & children escaping domestic violence, youth aging out of foster care, refugees, and other disadvantaged people who are struggling to make a home in Canada’s most expensive city. Excellent quality donated furniture means these folks can have more than just a roof over their heads. It costs $270 to furnish a home. Help make the holidays into a real celebration for someone who has experienced homelessness.
Imagine United Way Gift Catalogue
Is your organization getting reading to order gifts or greeting cards for the holidays? This year show appreciation to your most important clients and suppliers when you order a meaningful gift from the United Way Imagine Gift Catalogue and help children, families and seniors right here in Metro Vancouver. Gifts start at just $5! Every Imagine order includes your choice of a FREE greeting card that can be customized with your logo and special message.
Salvation Army Kettle
The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and everyday in 400 communities across Canada and more than 120 countries around the world. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life, provides shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives to an addiction.
UGM is an urban relief organization based in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. With seven locations throughout Metro Vancouver and the city of Mission, UGM is positioned to help those who need it most. The heart of the Mission is to demonstrate God’s transforming love, ease the burden of the most vulnerable, rebuild the lives of the broken and offer dignity to those who feel cast aside.
Vancouver Food Bank
The GVFBS is a non-profit organization with a mission to empower people to nourish themselves by providing access to healthy food, education and training. The GVFBS provides assistance to over 28,000 people weekly through 15 food depots and over 100 community agencies located in Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and North Vancouver. The GVFBS is committed to its vision of accessible, healthy and sustainable food for all and through community collaboration, is pro-actively working to help end hunger.
If you would like to add your charity to the Vancouver Christmas Charities list, be sure to send us a link with info to [email protected] and write “Christmas Charities” in the subject line.