Vancouver Food Runners
Vancouver Food Runners partners with food retailers, nonprofit organizations and volunteer food runners to bring food directly to those experiencing food insecurity. If you can spare some time to deliver food to much needed organizations, this is a great opportunity for families to engage in service together.
To learn more or volunteer visit: https://www.vancouverfoodrunners.com/volunteer
Covenant House Virtual Sleep-Out
On July 10, 2020, dedicated individuals and families will come together, virtually, in support of the young people who come to Covenant House Vancouver every day. You will Sleep Out on your living room floor, in your backyard, or on your balcony – united in support of youth experiencing homelessness.
More than 130 youth a day are counting on your involvement.
Your efforts will make a significant difference for homeless youth. As a virtual sleeper, you will still raise vital funds, awareness, and provide hope for a brighter future.
What: Give up your bed for one night and Sleep Out at home so homeless youth can find a bed at Covenant House. Evening programming online from 8:00pm-9:30pm and morning reflection online at 8:00am.
Who: Individuals, families, households – this event is for everyone and all ages.
Why: During this pandemic, homelessness doesn’t stop and neither can we. While everything has closed, we have opened our arms wider to protect youth experiencing homelessness.
When: Friday, July 10, 2020 from 8:00pm-8:00am
Where: Sleep Out wherever you are.
How: www.sleepoutvancouver.org/homeedition Register and create your own fundraising page on our website to help raise awareness and funds.
- Help Our Heroes
Help Our Heroes is a free service to find volunteers to deliver groceries, run errands and take care of urgent demands of Front Line medical staff, essential workers and others who are vulnerable who cannot take care of their needs.
If you want to show your appreciation for these members of our community and have an extra 1-2 hours/week to do a delivery PLEASE VOLUNTEER using this link. https://www.helpourheroes.ca/volunteer
Write for AdVerum
Students, share your stories during this time of online learning. We want to hear about different initiatives, projects and experiences regarding your thoughts, insights and responses to the pandemic.
Submit images, video footage, photos, or written stories to email@example.com.
Any ideas/leads people might have for stories, articles, etc. that they can suggest for us to write or report on will be accepted as well.
We will create and curate these as best as we see fit in our site and give credit to people who send us these stories (or even if they are just ideas/leads).
We will have sections like: recipes for cooking during the quarantine, heroes from our community, deep thoughts (opinion pieces and think pieces on relevant and current events or ideas), creative writing, updates on school events/activities, SGN (video episode that recaps and shares stories collected from the community and the adverum staff of good news within our community)
Hank’s Christmas Glitter
Hank’s Christmas Glitter is a non-profit on the North Shore. Hank will personally pick up your recycling and turn it into gift cards for the homeless and hungry.
Visit here for more information and to schedule a contactless pick-up.
- Senior Centres
The West Van Seniors Centre is looking for a donation of Ipads or tablets to support at risk seniors. All donations can be dropped to the West Vancouver Seniors Centre daily between 10am to 2pm.
The Lynn Valley Care Centre is looking for donations of the following:
- Drawings/painting/artwork for residents
- Thank you cards for nurses and staff
- Ziploc bags – large and medium
There will be a collection box just inside the door at Cypress Market Corner Store. Please put all art work/cards in a Ziploc bag so items can be wiped down and sanitized before being given out to residents.
Visit here for more information - Donations of Compassion Cards, Masks, Puzzles, Tablets etc. needed.
View on Global News here.
- West Van BCSPCA
The West Van BCSPCA is collecting donations of dry and wet cat food to help folks in our community who cannot afford food for their pets during this difficult time.
Donations can be dropped off between 8:00am-5:00pm in the bin at the front door.