Holiday Charity Highlight
Something that we’re very proud of is our industry’s philanthropic contributions throughout BC. During such a challenging year, our industry continued to support organizations and communities. Although the UDI team was unable to volunteer in-person this year, we want to highlight the following charities who we’ve proudly supported in the past:
EMBERS, the Eastside Movement for Business & Economic Renewal Society, is a registered community economic development charity located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Since 2001, EMBERS has helped thousands of people facing barriers to work lead productive, fulfilling lives by offering economic and employment opportunities through our key programs. You can learn more about them and their work here.
Covenant House Vancouver’s purpose is to serve all youth, with absolute respect and unconditional love, to help youth experiencing homelessness, and to protect and safeguard all youth in need. Their Principles: Immediacy, Sanctuary, Value Communication, Structure, and Choice. You can learn more about them and their work here.
BC Children’s Hospital Foundation
BC Children’s is the only hospital in the province devoted exclusively to the care of children. That means one million kids—including some of the sickest and most seriously injured—count on the hospital for specialized care they often can’t receive anywhere else. Last year, more than 96,000 patients visited the hospital—which not only includes its acute care centre, but also its research institute, mental health facility and rehabilitation centre.
Since 1982, our Foundation has been working to inspire people and communities to join our quest and raise the bar of children’s health care. Your generosity helps change the lives of families today—from enabling new programs that deliver compassionate care tailored to the needs of children, to purchasing the latest innovations in equipment. And your support is changing the lives of families tomorrow—helping shape what child health can become—by fueling research aimed at conquering and ultimately preventing childhood diseases. You can learn more about them and their work here.