The Warm Buddy Company's "Helping Others" efforts provides direct contributions to local charities and non-profit organizations. With a focus on children's and animal charities the Warm Buddy Company is very proud to support the following:
Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network:
PLAN is a non-profit charity created by and for families who have a relative with a disability. PLAN was inspired by a simple but powerful vision: the vision of a good life for all people with disabilities and their families. PLAN was founded in 1989. To learn more about PLAN visit their website at www.plan.ca
Bear Matters BC:
Bear Matters BC is a new organization, based in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Founded in 2006, we support initiatives intended to educate not only the general public but also the many stakeholder organizations with an interest in and an impact on all bears of British Columbia. Therefore, our mission at Bear Matters BC is to conserve all species of wild bear populations. How? By providing a forum to foster a better understanding of bear behaviour and the necessity to preserve bear habitat. Also by encouraging and sharing new research in the field of bear conservation. To Learn more visit their website at www.bearmatters.com.
British Columbia's Children's Hospital:
BC Children's Hospital Foundation has raised money to support the work of BC Children's Hospital since 1982. The BCCH is the province’s only pediatric acute care hospital. Funds raised help pay for essentials such as equipment, research and education, benefiting the over 67,000 young patients from across British Columbia who depend on the Hospital each year. Today, BC Children's Hospital Foundation provides financial support to BC Children’s Hospital, Sunny Hill Health Centre and the Child & Family Research Institute through accountability of contributions, stewardship of donors and advocacy to better accommodate sick and injured children and their families who live in all parts of our province. To learn more about the BCCH Foundation visit their website at www.bcchf.ca/home
Massage Therapists Association of British Columbia:
The MTABC provides leadership and direction to develop and advance the massage therapy profession by educating the public, government, insurers and other health professions as to the vital role of massage therapy in health care and wellness for BC. The MTABC has four main goals: Promoting excellence in the science, art and philosophy of massage therapy, and evidence based patient care, education, research and ethical standards. Empowering RMT's of BC to provide the highest quality health care services by offering support, information and practical tools. Representing its membership before governmental and regulating bodies concerned with massage therapy. Please visit www.massagetherapy.bc.ca for more information.
Nite of Hope (Breast Cancer Fund Raiser):
The Nite of Hope is an elegant dinner, fashion show and silent auction evening held each Spring in Richmond, British Columbia for over 450 attendees. The event raises monies for resources andbenefits the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, B.C. Yukon Chapter while also raising awareness to the devastating effects of breast cancer and provides support and encouragement to survivors. Each year a keynote speaker provides a moving and hopeful message regarding breast cancer. The event has raised in excess of $809,000.00 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, B.C. Yukon Chapter. To learn more about the Nite of Hope visit www.niteofhope.com
Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation:
The Foundation's mission is to help people with cystic fibrosis(CF). Many of the milestones in CF research have been achieved by individuals working at institutions across Canada, with the aid of funding from the CCFF. Canadian researchers are viewed as leaders in the global effort to find a cure or control for the disease. Their groundbreaking work has yielded significant advances, particularly since the 1989 discovery of the gene responsible for CF. To learn more about the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation visit their website www.ccff.ca/home.asp
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Annual Mountie Slice Charity Golf Classic:
The North Vancouver Detachment of the RCMP holds an annual golf tournament called the Mountie Slice Charity Golf Classic. Over the past 5 years monies collected from this great event have totaled over $60,000. The money is evenly distributed between the North Shore Crisis Services Society and the West Coast Alternatives Society.
Angel House is a group house for children with Cerebral Palsy. The Warm Buddy Company is happy to provide products such as the Ultra Body Wrap and Foot Warming Socks to these children that need a little extra comforting.
The Harvest Project is the only not-for-profit on the North Shore working to, "Extend a hand up, not a hand out." Since 1993, Harvest has been reaching out to individuals and families in an attempt to help them cope with difficult life circumstances; family break-ups, illness, job loss, addiction and mental health issues can create feelings of desperation in anyone's life.
Harvest Project helps clients to overcome challenges and move towards being self-sufficient, once again. The Harvest Project nurtures the potential of every client while helping them to achieve a positive destiny. Harvest was founded upon the core elements missing from most assistance agencies: respect, dignity and accountability.
Clients will find the support network they need for success at Harvest Project. Through client care programs, counseling, resource services, clothing and groceries Harvest can provide the safety net between temporary setbacks and crises. To learn more about The Harvest Project visit their website at www.harvestproject.org
The Canadian National Autism Foundation:
The CNAF was formed in June 2000, by parents of children with autism. The Canadian National Autism Foundation promotes the positive enhancement and quality of life for people with autism in Canada. There foundations goals are purely charitable. Monies collected are used to educate the general public and provide information to families and children with autism. A portion of funds also goes to research and development. To learn more please visit their website at www.cnaf.net