There are so many charities in Vancouver and around the world it is very hard to pick one. Most people choose their charity based on someone they knew who was affected by an illness or something that is close to their heart. At The Travel Group we like to support local charities, and with majority of our employee's growing up in the Vancouver area we feel it is important to help those in our neighbourhood.
We continually fundraise throughout the year with our weekly "Friday wine down," "Jean's Day" and one of our biggest fundraisers is our annual event "The Longest Day of the Year."
This year we have picked 2 charities to concentrate on:
Potluck Cafe Society provides training and employment to residents of the Downtown Eastside with multiple barriers to employment. They also serve nearly 30,000 nutritious meals every year to community residents.
WISH, Operated by women for the exclusive use of female sex trade workers. A registered non-profit society that furnishes a variety of services within a nurturing and non-judgmental environment. WISH offers on-site showering facilities, dispensing of hygiene items & clothing, nursing care, and a detox centre among other things.