Canuck Place Children’s Hospice
Oakridge Centre has been a proud supporter of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice even prior to its opening in 1995. Since the partnership began, over $660,000 has been raised through various fundraising programs undertaken by the shopping centre including fashion shows, seasonal events and other community functions.
Canuck Place offers a comprehensive continuum of care to over 400 children and teens with life-threatening illnesses and their families throughout British Columbia. The unique program offers world-class pediatric palliative hospice care within a home-like environment and year-round 24-hour consultation support. With caring, professional staff and over 350 dedicated volunteers, it is a place for children and families to come in their time of need.
Dress for Success Vancouver
Dress for Success Vancouver is a registered Canadian charity that helps low- and no-income women transition into the workforce by providing professional attire as well as a network of support and career development tools to help them thrive in work and in life. Each Dress for Success client receives a suit for her interviews and a small working wardrobe when she gets her job. The suits given symbolize their faith in every woman’s ability to succeed.
Oakridge Centre has partnered with DFSV on several events including purse drives, shoe drives, power walks and shopping events. To date, our support has helped raise over $44,000, plus $30,000 in donated clothing, shoes and purses.
BC Blind Sports and Recreation Association
BC Blind Sports is dedicated to facilitating participation and encouraging skill achievement in all aspects of physical activity for British Columbians who are blind, visually impaired, deaf-blind, or who are blind/visually impaired and have additional disabilities.
Everyone should have the ability to experience the enjoyment of achieving a healthy active lifestyle through participation in physical activity, physical education, recreation, outdoor pursuits and sport at their chosen level.
Every holiday season, you can see the volunteers of this not-for-profit organization working tirelessly at the Holiday Gift Wrap Service booth in the West Galleria from the first week of December to Christmas Eve. Each year their efforts help raise over $20,000. Be sure to visit them over the holidays and have your gifts wrapped while you shop!