One Percent (1%) of every purchase goes to a local charity of your choice.
We aim to support our local community by providing a valuable service – and by supporting local charities and non-profits close to our hearts. Please read about each of them below and how they make this a better place for all of us. We’re always interested in expanding our list, so please feel free to send suggestions of other deserving local organizations.
The Backpack Buddies Program is a unique local charity that aims to address the weekend hunger gap faced by children in our community. Many children who rely on school meal programs Monday through Friday often have little or nothing to eat on the weekends. Backpack Buddies seeks to alleviate this issue by providing Backpacks full of food to children in need on Friday afternoons. Each and every Backpack delivered is fundraised and packed by other students in the community creating a model of kids helping kids. Currently, the Backpack Buddies Program feeds over 1000 children each and every month. Visit their website »
Critter Care Wildlife Society
In addition to rehabilitation we are involved in community based education programs at primary levels. We work to educate the public through involvement in civic groups, seniors homes and assist other wildlife management organizations. Our internship program has reached a new landmark this year, extending invitations to more than 25 collegiate or post graduate students from every continent on the planet but Antarctica!...So far. Visit their website »
A Loving Spoonful
A Loving Spoonful is a volunteer-driven, non-partisan Society that provides free, nutritious meals and nutritional counseling to men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS in Metro Vancouver. Every week, year-round, for over 23 years, their dedicated base of volunteers use their own vehicles, gas and time to deliver food and snack packs including milk, bread, yogurt, fresh fruit and juice to those in the community who need it most. Providing over 100,000 meals per year, A Loving Spoonful’s goal is to ensure that every individual living with HIV/AIDS in our community has the adequate nutrition required to give them a fighting chance at life. Visit their website »
Mamas for Mamas
Mamas for Mamas is a registered charitable organization that supports low-income families, helping them overcome the impact of poverty and a lack of basic resources. We address issues around food insecurity and basic human requirements such as shelter and clothing, homelessness, mental health challenges, child welfare concerns and any other barriers that prevent these families from ending the cycle of poverty and related trauma. Visit their website »
Vancouver Humane Society
The Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) is dedicated to exposing animal abuse and assisting individuals, businesses and governments to end animal suffering, cruelty and exploitation. VHS envisions a future in which humanity recognizes and respects the inherent rights and needs of all animals – a society in which animals cruelty is unacceptable and animal protection is valued and acted upon by the public and its policy makers. Visit their website »
Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association (VOKRA)
Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association (VOKRA) is a no-kill, non-profit, registered charity dedicated to the rescue of cats in the Lower Mainland. Founded in 2000 out of the need to care for abandoned, bottle-feeding kittens, VOKRA has grown rapidly from approximately 150 kittens and adult cats per year in 2002 to more than 1,800 in 2012. VOKRA works to reduce uncontrolled breeding in feral cat colonies, while also actively finding foster and forever homes for the growing number of homeless cats. VOKRA is reliant on and always grateful for the support of the community. Visit their website »
The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in British Columbia. It is the largest animal welfare organization of its kind in North America and the first Canadian humane society to become accredited by Imagine Canada, the national umbrella for charities and nonprofits. Each year they help thousands of injured and homeless animals through the generosity of individuals, businesses, foundations and others in the community who support their work. Visit their website »