Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is coming up next week, on November 28th. Our Alumni and Investee organizations have put together engaging Giving Tuesday and Year End campaigns that aim to raise funds – and awareness – so they can continue doing their incredible work, helping children and youth in B.C. thrive.

  • November 22, 2023

  • SVP Vancouver


Giving Tuesday

Support our Investee and Alumni Organizations on November 28th

Giving Tuesday is coming up next week, on November 28th. Our Alumni and Investee organizations have put together engaging Giving Tuesday and Year End campaigns that aim to raise funds – and awareness – so they can continue doing their incredible work, helping children and youth in B.C. thrive.

Here’s how you can help: 

  • Donate
  • Share with a friend or colleague who may be looking to donate
  • Help spread the word by sharing these campaigns far and wide! 

We can’t say enough about the impact our Investee and Alumni organizations are making on their communities. Congratulations to all for your excellent work.

ArtStarts With You 

ArtStarts is continuing their donation campaign to help young people across B.C. access art experiences. Find out more here.

Blind Beginnings Launches Year-End Fundraising Campaign on Giving Tuesday

This year, Giving Tuesday marks the launch of Blind Beginnings’ year-end fundraising campaign, which runs to the end of the year and will raise funds for their Early Years Programs. During the important formative early years, Blind Beginnings supports the entire family with through their Early Years programs to give the child the greatest chance of developing to their full potential. They provide counselling, support groups, early years programming, and learning opportunities for families like the Mah Family, who are sharing their experience in the video below. 

Learn more here.

Down Syndrome Resource Foundation’s Flourish for Life Campaign

Giving Tuesday marks the official start of Down Syndrome Resource Foundation’s annual Flourish for Life year-end giving campaign. Find out more here.

Support EYA and Receive Native Plant Seed Packets

Youth in EYA’s land-based programs have saved and processed thousands of native plant seeds from their harvest gardens and stewardship sites in East Vancouver. Support EYA’s work empowering the next generation of environmental stewards and receive a plant seed packet from now until November 30. Learn more here.

Your donation will help kickstart EYA’s Winter Fundraising campaign to raise $20,000 to help support opportunities for youth from equity-deserving communities to build a deeper connection with our local ecosystems.

Make your donation monthly starting at $15/month, and you’ll also be eligible to receive a bundle of youth grown native plants from their nursery in the spring.

Growing Chefs x Tacofino 

On November 28th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm, Tacofino and Growing Chefs present Taco Tuesday to celebrate Giving Tuesday and Vancouver turning their lights #GreenForGrowingChefs! An evening of tacos, cocktails, and mocktails at Tacofino’s Gastown location, while BC Place, Vancouver Convention Centre, Science World, City Hall, and Burrard Street Bridge, shine green for Growing Chefs.

Learn more here.

Light Up for Learning with LDS 

This year, LDS is flipping the script on Giving Tuesday. They are giving back with Light Up for Learning! From November 20-28, they’re bringing even more programs, services, assessments, and supports to families and learners most in need! LDS will travel around the Lower Mainland in our one-of-a-kind LDS Access mobile classroom to give back to communities!

Learn more here.

One to One Literacy is Launching Their Winter Campaign on Giving Tuesday

One to One Literacy is launching our online winter campaign on November 28th with a focus on connecting for confidence. Last year, ONE TO ONE supported 280% more young readers than the year prior, helping 1400 students to find confidence in reading and themselves. They are calling on donors to help raise $40,000 this December to invest in training new tutors, supporting new schools and adding new literacy tools. For the week of November 28 to December 4, the Collings Stevens Family foundation will generously match up to $10,000 in donations.

Learn more here.

Our Community Bikes Winter Fundraiser and Build Party

On November 28th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm, join Our Community Bikes at 2429 Main Street, Vancouver, for a fundraising and build party, featuring live music, snacks and more!

Our Community Bikes has also launched their Keeping ‘Em Rolling year-end campaign, which aims to raise $30,000 to build 75 bikes for people who need them most by the end of 2023. Donate before December 31st and double your impact! 

Pacific Immigrant Resources Society (PIRS) launches From Compassion to Action: PIRS Giving Tuesday Fundraising Quest

The PIRS is proud to present their campaign, From Compassion to Action: PIRS Giving Tuesday Fundraising Quest. They are raising funds for trauma-informed English classes, which are designed to welcome newcomer women with diverse English proficiency levels, with a focus on improving everyday conversational English, fostering multicultural connections, building confidence, and gaining a deeper understanding of life in Canada.

They are aiming to raise $55,000 in support of these English classes. It’s worth noting that a $320 donation is all it takes to cover the cost of one English class, making a tangible difference in their journey.

Learn more here.

Power to Be Giving Tuesday and Year-End Campaign

Power To Be’s partners are stepping up to support nature access for all this Giving Tuesday. Their friends at Robinsons Outdoor Store will be matching donations made in store, and Hazels Ice Cream will be donating a portion of sales from their ice cream sold in stores on December 1 & 2. 

If you are looking for ways to give back this Giving Tuesday, please contact [email protected] to discuss volunteering (at our Prospect Lake site on Vancouver Island) and donation opportunities.

Power To Be is also celebrating their 25th anniversary this year. Join them in celebrating their #JourneyTo25 and support access to nature for all. From now until December 31st, the IHNATOWYCZ FAMILY FOUNDATION will match all donations up to $50,000! Please donate today.  

Help West Coast Kids Cancer Foundation Start 2024 Strong

Help West Coast Kids Cancer Foundation (WCK) start 2024 strong with wraparound support for the whole family! We know that families navigating childhood cancer and blood disorders are all impacted by a diagnosis, and every member of the family deserves support to get through some of the hardest moments in their lives.

WCK has a bold goal of raising $150,000 over the holiday season to support their programs in 2024. These funds will help them feed families during difficult days, give kids a chance for connection and parents a moment of respite, and provide vital mental health support to everyone in the family. But they’re not starting from scratch; right now, your gift is being DOUBLED by two generous anonymous donors who are matching the first $50,000 raised!

Learn more here.

The Writers’ Exchange x Rain or Shine

Until the end of November, Rain or Shine have once again teamed up with the kids of the Writers’ Exchange to create five brand-new, never-before-tasted flavours, all dreamed up by the kids themselves. And best of all, for every pint you buy in the month of November, Rain or Shine will donate 25% to support our programs! To celebrate Rain or Shine’s 10th year, they’ll also be including the fan favourite, Birthday Cake, as a special donation flavour. Follow them on Instagram to learn more about the new flavours.

Learn more here.