As such a beautiful place to live–and to retire–there are many seniors in Victoria who are looking for support or a sense of community. For this Friday Feature, during British Columbia’s Bike to Work Week 2017 (#BTWW2017), we wanted to highlight Cycling Without Age, a volunteer-run organization that takes seniors for free bicycle rides.
This weekend marks a couple large events happening within our local community. National Volunteer Week 2017 is wrapping up on Saturday and many Victorians will hit the ground running on Sunday morning for the 28th annual TC10K run.
If you follow our newsletter, you already know that at HeartPress we’ve been helping the TC10K highlight their charity partners and sponsors. To kick-off the weekend, we wanted to share a couple of courageous, inspiring stories that touched our hearts.
Starting this Sunday, for the next week something special is happening in our community: #NationalVolunterWeek. This is the 14th consecutive year that Volunteer Canada has delivered the campaign and the second year that Volunteer Victoria has brought the campaign to our community.
In the name of Helping Businesses Do Good, at HeartPress PR we are inspired through innovative ways to give back for both businesses and individuals. Everyone has different goals and resources in mind when it comes to giving back, but in the end doing good means all the difference. Without further ado, here is a look at our latest Friday Feature, Charity Charge – a credit card with a social enterprise mission.
“A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself” – Oprah Winfrey
In preparation for National Volunteer Week, we sat down and became inspired by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria (BBBS) and the relationships they create. This year, BBBS is celebrating their 40th anniversary in the Greater Victoria community. With 40 years under their belt, BBBS Victoria supports more than 600 vulnerable children and families every year.
To conclude our #SocialGood gift guide series, we’ve rounded up several stocking stuffers. Stockings are a great way to gift little treats and of course, necessities. With our final #SocialGood product round-up, each gift will also make an impact on another life. A bracelet that provides AIDS medication in Sub-Saharan Africa by Lokai or the bamboo toothbrush that gives a child in need a chance to flourish. Small or large, these gifts can make an impact–one life at a time.
Give a book, gift the opportunity of vision or plant a tree. Products with a manifesto for #SocialGood double as gifts that make an impact. Alike to the leader TOMS, whose claim to fame started with their ‘One for One’ shoe model, there are even more ways to gift and give back this holiday season. As leaders in their fields, the following companies are paving the way for other businesses to become accountable with the impact they making both locally and internationally.
As we continue our #SocialGood series that was kickstarted on GivingTuesday last week with gifts for the hostess, we’ve rounded up some gifts for kids that give back. Gifting an ethical or one-for-one product like a Cuddle + Kind hand-knit doll feels great and makes an impact, but more importantly, it has the power to teach a child the importance of giving.
After the highly anticipated, consumeristic events of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, at HeartPress PR we are ready for a celebration that begins with #GivingTuesday. This is not to say that we didn’t participate in a sale or two ourselves but now, and especially on this international day of giving, we’re ready to give back and kickstart the holiday season by doing good.