The charitable sector needs community support now more than ever. If you’re like many of the businesses who have had to shut down, lay off staff, and face financial losses, you may be asking: “how can I possibly help when my own financial situation is so volatile?” Helping charities during COVID-19 is not limited to cash donations – there are other ways you can get involved by giving items, services, and time.
It’s National Volunteer Week and we’re celebrating the 13 million volunteers who contribute to the well-being of communities across Canada! This year, we’re sharing a couple of stories from volunteers in action. We reached out to Big Sisters of Lower Mainland BC and spoke to Zahra, one of their amazing volunteer mentors. Check out our conversation below.
This week we spoke with Marina Bazalitskaya, who shared a couple of profound stories about the impact The Cridge Transition House for Women has in the life of their clientele. We can’t wait to share!
This week’s Non-Profit Highlight features the Creative Humanizing Project – an organization formed in early 2020 to support individuals who have been impacted by the criminal justice system. We spoke with Brianna Green, Co-Founder and Executive Director, to learn more about their vision and upcoming event.
We are excited to feature Our Place Society in our latest Non-Profit Highlight. In this post we touch base with Grant McKenzie, Director of Communications, about their upcoming campaign, “Coldest Night of the Year.” CNOY encourages the people of Victoria to walk in solidarity to raise funds for the hungry, homeless and hurting people in the Victoria community.
During the week of September 20-27th, 2019, the world saw 7.6 million people take to the streets for “the biggest climate mobilization in history.” Following this impactful event, HeartPress is excited to highlight Sierra Club BC, a Victoria-based non-profit focused on defending nature and confronting climate change. We spoke with Elisabeth Hazell, the Manager of Donor Support and Engagement, about their participation in the climate strikes and the scope of their work here in BC.