Give Where You Live 2022

Over $195,000 was raised for 8 local charities!

Thank you to everyone that donated to the 2022 Give Where You Live campaign, including community members, local businesses and fund holders.  Give Where You Live is an annual community giving campaign that creates an opportunity for you to learn more about the needs in our community, the local charities that support those in need, and donate to these local programs. 

175+ community members made 244 donations! Each grant recipient submits an Impact Report on their program so you can learn more about how your donation helped these local charities and those they support, right here on the North Shore. 

Feed the Need Meal Program

$62,875 raised!

The West Vancouver Senior’s Activity Centre’s meal program began as the COVID-19 pandemic brought to light a genuine need among this community’s most vulnerable seniors, who lacked the means to access regular meals. The Feed the Need program currently serves 300 meals per week, improving many lives. The grant funding is used directly to provide these meals and ensures that these seniors continue to receive healthy and nutritious meals until the end of 2024. It costs $138,000 per year to run this program, and the funds raised through this campaign would allow the Senior Centre to continue offering the Food Security Program until the end of 2024.

Meals are delivered by a team of community volunteers who donate time three days per week to ensure meals are hand delivered to every door. By connecting weekly with the recipients in person, the project has assisted in breaking down social isolation barriers by building social connections. This is truly a community initiative.

Your contribution makes a difference in the lives of our vulnerable and at-risk seniors:
• Feed one senior for 3 months: $318
• Feed one senior for 6 months: $637
• Feed one senior for 1 year: $1,380

The amount raised results in 45 vulnerable West Vancouver seniors being fed for 1 year!

Community donations were matched, to $20,000, by the Ian and Rosemary Mottershead Fund

Avalon Recovery Society

$24,700 raised!

Community donations were matched, up to $11,000, by an anonymous donor. 

North Shore Community Resources

$22,220 raised!

The Supporting Vulnerable North Shore Seniors program’s goal  is to provide a one stop hub of information and services where seniors can be connected to supports that empower them to remain independent in their homes, mitigate isolation, improve community connection, and ultimately increase a sense of well-being.

Community donations were matched, up to $10,000, by the Ian and Rosemary Mottershead Fund. 

Christmas Bureau North Shore

$16,485 raised!

Family Services of the North Shore Christmas Bureau supported 1124 families through our doors in 2022. We helped 230 new families including new immigrants and refugees to Canada, 943 children from 0 – 18 years and almost 300 low-income seniors 65 and older. The grant funding was used to cover holes in our “toy” inventory so that we could make sure each of our 940 children received a gift. We also used some of the grant for grocery gift cards so that our families had the opportunity to provide a meal to their family over the holiday season.

Through the support of the West Vancouver Foundation, the North Shore Community and our mightly volunteer team, we were able to make sure that all 1124 families receive a holiday gift basket which included a gift to open, a $50 grocery gift card per person, and a personal hygiene package including shampoo, conditioner, deodorant and laundry soap. Those clients that were able, came into our Community Hub and picked up their holiday gift baskets and enjoyed some coffee, tea and snacks while connecting with other community members. We did not turn anyone away.

“I cannot begin to express my thanks and appreciation for your kindness and generosity. It was extremely moving for me and my son was thrilled beyond excitement. To know there are kind humans such as yourselves still in existence in this crazy world is heartwarming. Despite the fact that I don’t know you, I will remember you always. Thank you for giving us a Christmas this year.”

Community donations were matched by the Ian and Rosemary Mottershead Fund

Harvest Project

$21,631 raised!

Community donations were matched, up to $10,000, by the Ian and Rosemary Mottershead Fund. 

Ocean Ambassadors Canada

$17,990 raised

Community donations were matched by the Ian and Rosemary Mottershead Fund. 

365Give Society

$20,590 raised!

The new Student Leadership Program serves schools and students from grades 5 through university. The program is based on a community service-learning model that empowers learners to give within their school communities, their local communities, and a global issue.

Community donations were matched, up to $10,000, by the Howard Martin Memorial Fund. 

Kay Meek Arts Society

$9,445 raised!

The Kay Meek Summer Youth Conservatory Program is an annual musical theatre intensive for youth from the age of 8 to 18. 

Community donations were matched by the Howard Martin Memorial Fund.