The Sunshine Coast Community Task Force Fundraising Committee has selected these three charities as the ones that are best equipped to respond to changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. All are able to provide tax receipts, and all are well known and trusted in the community.
There are many other organizations out there that are also doing great work and have been impacted by COVID-19. We encourage you to continue supporting any organizations that are close to your heart.
The Fundraising Committee is chaired by District of Sechelt Councillor Matt McLean. He can be reached at 604-989-9229 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunshine Coast Community Foundation
Helping Our Most Vulnerable Populations
The Sunshine Coast Community Foundation provides grants to local organizations that help to make our community a safe and welcoming place. It pools donations from generous individuals into a carefully invested fund that generates earnings used to make local grants. The Community Foundation is stepping up to help local efforts to address the impacts of the covid-19 crisis. Many of our most vulnerable populations, such as those with mental health challenges, isolated seniors, youth and families living in poverty, and those in inadequate housing are disproportionately affected by the closure of local facilities or reduction in services.
The Sunshine Coast COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund will provide grants to local organizations whose programs and services benefit these populations, or whose operations are jeopardized by financial cutbacks and fundraising challenges.
Sechelt Hospital Foundation
Supporting Our Health Care Providers
We are in the midst of a global virus crisis and no one knows how long it will last or how severe it will be. The eye of that storm will land squarely on our health care providers at Sechelt Hospital. It is for that reason that the Sechelt Hospital Foundation created the COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund to provide personal protective equipment, supplies and other medical requirements that our heroic frontline doctors and health care staff members need to protect vulnerable patients on the Sunshine Coast.
Sunshine Coast Food Bank Drive
Accepting Donations for Our Food Banks
As government regulations designed to slow the COVID-19 advance, it became evident the four Sunshine Coast Food Banks would face increasing demand. Calls for emergency aid increased almost immediately. Area service clubs, businesses, elected representatives and others have issued pledges and challenges to help the Sunshine Coast Food Bank Drive fill the shelves and enable outreach to those in need.
Donations are being accepted through Sunshine Coast Community Services and will be distributed equitably amongst the four food banks on the coast.
Donate to the Sunshine Coast Food Bank Drive » (select “COVID-19 Food Bank Drive”)
About Sunshine Coast Community Services
Sunshine Coast Community Services has been supporting our community since 1974 and over the course of this COVID-19 pandemic we are still here to support you and your family. Our staff are supporting women experiencing abuse, checking in with new parents over the phone to make sure they feel connected, providing counselling support and providing food and essentials through our food bank to an increasing number of community members. Your support during this challenging time helps us continue to support our community’s most vulnerable and isolated.