Let's help our children look to a bright future. Would you please ask your family and friends to participate in helping local children?
At the end of the day it's not what you have or even what you have accomplished. It's about who you have lifted up, who you've made better. It's about what you've given back.
Here is a couple charities we have found that are helping.
YOUTH & FAMILIES
WE ARE: a community-based response to community needs, working with the diverse communities to bring about creative solutions.
WE ARE: dedicated to vulnerable and homeless youth. We are called to offer programs and services to guide and equip youth for success and enhance their quality of life. Our services are designed to meet individual needs.
WE ARE: welcoming to everyone; we work to establish a non-threatening, non-judgemental and supportive environment. We love every youth who walks through our doors, indiscriminately and unconditionally, regardless of where they have been and where they are at today.
WE ARE: always there; Cyrus Centre strives to be a ministry of “being there”. We are available for service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
WE ARE: about relationships with youth, families, landlords, supporters, and the community.
Cyrus Centre Ministries’ vision for youth is that they:
Always have a safe place to go and receive support;
Be free from all forms of exploitation;
Have a roof, without exception, in a safe and supportive environment;
Are empowered and equipped through love, support, encouragement, life skills and acceptance to meet life’s challenges with success.
Showing The Love Of God To Youth And Families
Statement of Values:
We value the diverse uniqueness of everyone we serve and strive to help them reach their full potential.
We value the right of everyone to experience safety, acceptance and to belong to a caring community.
This year we held a online national meeting. There was a special key note speaker Jesse Thistle. You can hear his message by clicking this link.
Jesse Thistle has risen from all the challenges that he was born into and is now one of our nations examples of overcoming and helping. Jesse's book, From The Ashes is an award winning and inspirational read.
In this extraordinary and inspiring debut memoir, Jesse Thistle, once a high school dropout and now a rising Indigenous scholar, chronicles his life on the streets and how he overcame trauma and addiction to discover the truth about who he is.
Please buy his best selling book, and see if you can help the kids of our great country.
Thank you for helping the REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive raise $50,000 for local charities
Thanks to your donations and promotion on social media last week, the revamped REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive raised $50,000 this year for local housing-related charities!
The money you raised from the week-long fundraiser will help the Blanket Drive’s long-time partner charities that serve people across the Lower Mainland. These charities will be able to purchase additional supplies or provide more services to those most in need because of your generosity.
Given that most charities aren’t collecting clothing items this year due to COVID-19 safety concerns, we had to quickly adapt the purpose of this year’s campaign. The redesigned campaign raised funds through an online fundraising drive that ran from November 23-30.
“The pandemic has been devastating for our partner charities and the vulnerable people they help. The resources at their disposal are down and the need from the people they serve is up,” said Colette Gerber, Chair, REBGV. “I want to thank all of you for helping to make this year’s campaign a success!”
Where your donations will go,
Your donations to the 2020 REALTORS Care® Charity Drive will be distributed to Blanket Drive charities to help them bring warmth and comfort to those who need it most in our communities.
Local charities will be able to purchase items for people who are recovering from substance or domestic abuse, or who need shelter or warmth.
For information on the charities we support, click here.
The Blanket Drive charities that receive funds from Charitable Impact will get the amount of your donation minus bank and credit cards fees charged to Charitable Impact.
Thank you, and I wish you the best life has to offer.