Avalon Women’s Centre (Vancouver)

The Avalon Women’s Centre (Vancouver) has been a staple in the community for nearly three decades. The Centre offers women a safe, comfortable space to attend support groups and find meaningful connections to help with their recovery journey.

The Centre has a resource library, computer with internet access, clothing closet, volunteer opportunities, a steady supply of tea and coffee, and a listening ear and helping hand.

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!


The mission of the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm, and wild animals in BC.

They are the only animal welfare organization in B.C. with the authority to enforce animal cruelty laws under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. They are the largest animal welfare organization in North America and the largest animal sheltering society in the world, with 44 locations across B.C.