So I got distracted for various reasons yesterday and forgot to do a blog posting. So today I’m writing about two non-profits that I’m donating to for my fifth and sixth day of donating.
First up, the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society (VAFCS). I went to a fantastic workshop there this year and decided to read more on the services they provide, in addition to the beautiful venue. Their mission statement is:
“To provide practical tools for accomplishing our visionary ends through socio economic programs and services that empowers self reliance; responsibility; success and prosperity, for all urban Aboriginal individuals, family and community.”http://www.vafcs.org/about/donate.php
They provide all sorts of great programs, including:
- recreation for urban Aboriginal youth
- Elders Wisdom, which “provides a nourishing environment for elders to apply and maintain their traditional practices in a social environment”
- family support services
- Aboriginal shelter
- Family place for people with young children
- community navigation
- volunteer opportunities
Next up is KidSport New West. Their mission statement is:
KidSport™ is a non-profit organization that is part of a national and provincial network of community based volunteer groups whose goal is to ensure that kids in financial need have access to the positive experience of sport and physical activity. We believe that sport and physical activity provides a life-long opportunity for self-expression, goal setting, dedication, positive thinking and increased self confidence for kids.http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/british-columbia/new-west/about-kidsport-new-west/
Sport has always been an important part of my life and I like that this organization is helping to ensure that financial barriers don’t prevent kids from having a chance to participate.