#ShareHope over the holidays!

COVID-19 has been devastating for vulnerable people without a warm place to self-isolate, a safe place to sleep, family to support them or a hot meal. Your compassion can transform the lives of people living with mental illness, substance use, poverty, and/or homelessness.

Together we can support people in their most vulnerable moments.

$35

can provide new socks & blankets for five vulnerable people.

$240

or $20 per month

can provide six healthcare workers with the goggles, disposable gown & mask they need.

$50

can provide one month of free showers for one vulnerable person.

$500

or $42 per month

can provide someone who is at-risk of homelessness with temporary accommodation.

$120

can provide one day of food for thirty malnourished people

$1,500

or $125 per month

can provide fifty hygiene kits for our homeless outreach program.

Want to help but don’t want to donate online? No problem! Email us at give@thekettle.ca – We’re happy to help by taking a donation over the phone. You can also send a cheque made out to The Kettle Friendship Society – to our office at: 1784 East Hastings, Vancouver, BC, V5L 1S9

#ShareHope on social media!

 

“Most people wanted to kick me to the curb. At The Kettle Society they accept me as a human being.”

– Kettle member

How else can you #ShareHope?

Start fundraising!

There are endless ways you can fundraise on your own, or as part of a team! Businesses and individuals have organized events like car washes, game nights, viewing parties, birthday parties and appreciation days. Most of these can be done virtually these days! Fundraising an exciting way to use your skills, talents and expertise.

Set-up your fundraiser

Leave a legacy

Leaving a charitable will bequest is one of the most valuable AND thoughtful gifts that you can choose to make. Including charitable giving within your will also comes with significant tax advantages. A charitable will bequest can reduce taxes owing once passed away. This results in an increase of the inheritances to loved ones.

Learn more about leaving a legacy

Donate securities or mutual funds

You can give a gift of publicly traded securities and avoid incurring the capital gains tax. By donating directly to The Kettle Society, you can reduce your tax bill and at the same time, empower the lives of vulnerable people in our community by providing housing, employment, mental/physical health & community services.

In addition to tax advantages, many brokerages will forego fees for charitable transactions. Your gift can also be honoured during your lifetime!

Learn more about how to donate mutual funds/securities

Become a corporate sponsor!

Partnering with The Kettle Society will give your business the opportunity to help some of the most vulnerable people in Vancouver. Not only will your business be part of the important work we do to provide housing, hot meals, and support services to people living with mental illness, poverty, and homelessness, it will also show your consumers that you care.

Benefits of working with The Kettle:

  • Build a direct connection to the communities in which you operate
  • Address employees’ desired need for psychological health support
  • Provide employees with an increased sense of purpose at work
  • Provide opportunities for team building and morale engagement across the organization through fundraising and volunteerism
  • Increase customer loyalty

Opportunities to work together:

  • Employee Giving: increase morale with an engaged workforce through activities such as payroll giving, dress-down days, team event participation or matching gifts
  • Sponsorship: be part of one of our national or local events and engage your consumers
  • Cause-marketing: develop a public-facing program to show your support and encourage consumer participation
  • Philanthropic Gift: donate a gift of cash, commit a matching gift or provide budget off-setting items
  • Volunteer engagement: whether it is skills-based, a team building day or a leadership build

Become a corporate sponsor