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Selected Past Charities

The following are the charities selected in our past meetings.  Congratulation to all!

March 6, 2023

NSCR delivers programs and services that enhance individual and community well-being within our community through facilitating social connections, empowerment and community participation. 

Their services range through the entire life span beginning with supporting the well-being of children and families through our North Shore Child Care Resource and Referral Program and Community Action Program for Children. Other programs enhance the well-being of seniors and their caregivers.  Their legal team, housing advocacy and tax program are also available to support people who cannot afford these important services.

Our donation will be used for the three growing seniors’ programs: Better at Home, Caregiver Support, and Seniors One Stop Navigation Center.  NSCR believes in personalized support that provides dignified care to our aging population, and allows triage based on needs and aging challenges.

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December 5, 2022

Spectrum Mothers Support Society provides respite and support to mothers of all ages on the North Shore, who have a newborn or a newborn and children under the age of three, who continue to care for their children in difficult and challenging situations.  These women often find themselves with little or no support from family or friends and often suffer from post-partum depression, have little parenting knowledge and may be coming out of an abusive relationship or addiction.

These courageous women can find it hard to manage financially and emotionally. With a little hands-on help from our Caregivers to get their lives on track, they are able to enjoy parenting.  As well as providing support in the home, our caregivers and mentors connect mothers to drop-in resources and support groups, encouraging them to connect with their community.  These services are provided free of charge.

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September 12, 2022

Athletics4Kids (A4K) is a North Vancouver-based grassroots charity that allows children to participate in organized sport by paying their registration fees.  A4K’s vision is that all BC children have the opportunity to play sports and realize their full potential.  Throughout BC, hundreds of kids are denied the opportunity to play due to lack of funds.  A4K helps families bear the expense of having their children participate because they believe that all kids should have the chance to play. 


Basic registration fees are paid for any of the 45+ sports recognized by Sport BC.  By supporting the positive development of children through sport, A4K makes a significant difference in the lives of BC children. Since its inception 20 years ago, A4K has provided financial assistance to over 10,000 kids. Our donation will be used to fund up to 50 sports grants for North Shore kids.

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June 6, 2022

Avalon Outreach Society provides support and drop-in facilities for women in recovery from substance abuse and addictions.  They provide alcohol and drug counselling and treatment, as well as being a resource for social assistance information, and provide workshops and seminars to women in recovery.   Other services include a free childcare program, a clothing give-away program, as well as a lending library of books on addiction and recovery.  

Avalon creates a community for women seeking freedom from addiction, empowering them to thrive.  They provide health and social services for women and families and for the economically disadvantaged.                                                 Our donation would go to funding the expansion of hours and counselling services.

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March 7, 2022

North Shore Rescue serves the North Shore for all distress calls where search and rescue is required. It is a volunteer, community-based organization, founded in 1965, skilled in search and rescue operations. Its members are from all walks of life but share a common interest in providing an important life-saving service to the public, 24 hours a day, every day of the year. The team consists of approximately 50 volunteers skilled in search and rescue operations in mountain, canyon and urban settings.

In 2021, there were 227 callouts serving 182 individuals, totaling 9200 volunteer hours. Annually, they provide 30,000 volunteer hours.

Our donation will be used to purchase 3 video-guided laryngoscopes which facilitate safer endotracheal intubations in challenging environments, such as a rescue situation, for unconscious patients who needs assistance breathing.

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December 6, 2021

West Van United Church’s refugee sponsorship program helps refugees begin a new life in Canada. Efforts were revitalized in 2015, sparked by the photo of young Alan Kurdi being pulled from the Mediterranean waters where he perished, along with his mother and brother. Since then, they have walked beside several families as they began their new lives in Canada. They have also supported other community and church groups to bring more than 20 people to safety.


WVUC serves refugees who have their UNHCR status (UN High Commission for Refugee), and once a family is selected, they work on bringing them to Canada.  As all of their work is done by volunteers, our 100WWC donation will be put toward living expenses for the families, including food, shelter, clothing and transportation.  WVUC is committed to provide these expenses for one year.

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September 13, 2021

Backpack Buddies' mission is to ensure food security for vulnerable children in BC. Many children rely on school meal programs, but over the weekend may not eat at all. They help fill the weekend hunger gap - a time when children go without the support of school breakfast and lunch programs - by providing meals and snacks for the weekend directly to those who need them.

The program is coordinated through teachers, administrators and parents who advise them on the needs of their students and help identify the children who could benefit most from receiving a bag of food for the weekend. Through our Buddy School Program, we connect with schools in Metro Vancouver that have capacity to fundraise and volunteer to pack bags of food for children in need.


Last year they delivered over 49,000 backpacks of food to children across BC who would otherwise not have eaten on the weekend.   Backpack Buddies currently supports 104 students across 5 North Vancouver schools.  Our $10,000 donation will sponsor the cost of 648 backpacks, totalling 5832 meals.  It would enable 18 students to receive year-round support. 


March 1, 2021

December 7, 2020

September 14, 2020

North Shore Youth Safe House

June 1, 2020

Harvest Project

March 2, 2020

Canadian Mental Health Association - North/West Vancouver

December 2, 2019

Family Services of the North Shore

September 9, 2019

June 3, 2019

West Vancouver Branch - BCSPCA

March 4, 2019

December 3, 2018

September 10, 2018

June 4, 2018

Avalon Centre Women's Support Society

March 5, 2018

December 4, 2017

Highlands United Church - Shelter to Home Program

September 11, 2017

Terry Fox Foundation

March 6, 2017

Dress for Success

December 5, 2016

Harvest Project

June 6, 2016

Kidsafe Project

March 7, 2016

ONE TO ONE Literacy Society

December 7, 2015

West Vancouver United Church Syrian Refugee Sponsorship

September 14, 2015

June 1, 2015

Harvest Project

March 23, 2015

December 1, 2014

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