2020 SurreyCares Annual Community Grants

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This year we were pleased to be able to distribute $44,509 in community grants.

Community Grant Recipients were:

SMART AND CARING SURREY COMMUNITY FUND TOTAL GRANTS AWARDED: $11,266.00
  • Assist List Association - $1,000.00 to continue community development, educational activities, and website improvements needed to enhance the quality of life for Surrey individuals with disabilities, seniors, and community members. 

  • Atira Women’s Resource Society - $1,566.00 for necessities for the homeless women in Surrey, including food hygiene products, underwear, socks, blankets, umbrellas, etc.

  • Muslim Food Bank and Community Services - $2,000.00 to provide emergency pre-packaged food hampers, which comprise sugar, rice, flour, cooking oil, canned food, and items that promote healthier eating habits.

  • Quest Outreach Society - $1,566.00 used to purchase sanitizer, cleaning supplies, gloves, and masks to support the health and safety of their clients and vital staff in Surrey.

  • Realistic Success Recovery Society - $1,000.00 to continue running outreach access to counselling needed. So that vulnerable adults in Surrey can recover and heal.

  • Shelter Movers Vancouver - $1,000.00 to provide free moving and storage services to survivors fleeing domestic violence.

  • Peace Arch Hospice - $1567.00 to launch the Dying to Learn more series of free public educational series.

  • Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society - $1,566.00 provides a $0.48/km vehicle allowance to volunteer drivers for cancer patients to attend critical appointments.             

SPECIAL NEEDS TOTAL GRANTS AWARDED: $29,000
  • Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland -$ 2,000.00 towards the continuation of life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people through their Study Buddy program in Surrey School District.

  • British Columbia Guide Dog Services - $ 1,500.00 for training supplies, kennel supplies, or veterinary care for Surrey Guide Dogs and Autism Service Dogs in the program.

  • Canuck Place - $ 2,500.00 supporting the Enhanced Community Care program covering the cost of medication and pharmacy supplies used by their physicians and nurse practitioners in the homes of children and families.

  • Centre for Child Development - $2,000.00 used towards Hydrotherapy costs, including repair and maintenance, pool supplies, wheelchairs/slings, utilities, and specialized recreation services.

  • Cerebral Palsy Association - $ 2,500.00 to help maintain Dance Without Limits. Encouraging member's physical development and develop healthy lifestyles.

  • Horizon Church - $ 2,000.00 supporting a Night to Shine; this free event gives people with disabilities and their families an opportunity to connect.

  • Lookout Housing Society - $ 2,000.00 towards funding the gap towards Clorox and Electrostatic Sprayer machine to support shelter guests and tenants during this pandemic.  

  • Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society - $ 2,000.00 to provide specialized teachers resource tools and materials to teach individuals born with Down syndrome and Autism improving their level of learning.

  • Royal Canadian Theatre - $ 3,500.00 used to make live theatre accessible for all, including those with intellectual or other disabilities both on stage as members of their team and in the audience.  

  • Semiahmoo House Society - $ 3,000.00 towards purchasing an existing user-friendly web template, virtual platform, and computer equipment. Connecting persons with disabilities in Surrey with community resources.

  • Spinal Cord Injury BC - $2,500.00 to help cover program costs like venue rentals, refreshments, etc., supporting their modest volunteer honorariums as they rely on them to support those living with disabilities in Surrey.

  • Superchefs Cookery Society - $ 2,000.00 to provide online cooking camps, ingredients, cooking manuals, and physical activity exercises to families at risk in the Surrey School District.

  • Zajac Ranch for Children - $1,500.00 to provide children regardless of ability while receiving expert medical care to attend summer camp sessions in 2020.  

YOUTH GRANT TOTAL GRANTS AWARDED: $4,243.00
  • Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver - $2,121.50 providing bins filled with sports equipment, arts and craft supplies, games, and books to participating elementary schools in Surrey, and nutritious snacks for the matches.    

  • Backpack Buddies - $2,121.50 used for Youth at risk in the Surrey School District with food for all meals for an entire weekend: two breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, plus snacks and fresh fruit.