Canadian’s generously give billions of dollars to charity every year. This number itself does not however define philanthropy. Philanthropy is embodied by the impact of your contributions in our community and across the globe, big and small. As we celebrated National Philanthropy Day on November 15th, we give thanks for your time spent volunteering, donating financially and providing in-kind support on this date and the days leading up to it. Your altruism is deeply appreciated at SurreyCares and it is critical as non-profit’s ramp up their services this holiday season.
Throughout October and November, we spotlighted our Smart and Caring Surrey Community Fund in tandem with National Philanthropy Day, with a goal of raising $75,000 to increase our granting capacity as charitable organizations navigate increased demand for their projects, programs and services along with a greater need for funding. We also shed light on amazing volunteer opportunities because at SurreyCares, we believe that philanthropic action should be accessible for people wanting to help in Surrey and it ought to be readily available for folks in need.
Your donations and services exemplify the countless philanthropic contributions of organizations, foundations, volunteers and others worthy of global recognition. As the donations we receive for our Smart and Caring Surrey Community Fund are given to social causes such as arts, culture, education, literacy, heritage, immigrant integration, the environment, seniors and much more, we make it easy for your support to reach many projects at once, especially those with greater need.
While our grants touch a lot of people, the need is still acute. When you donate to any of our funds, your donation is “here for good”. Every year, the interest from initial donations is granted out hence our funds grow with time and with new donations from folks who share our vision for Surrey.
We know firsthand how hard our community members work to serve vulnerable populations. The impact of financial gifts, time spent volunteering and other philanthropic actions are what lead to lasting change. We are counting on your support; your gifts are what will help us drive change in Surrey. The $75,000 itself will remain intact as an endowment and we will use the investment income to support a wide variety of general charitable initiatives, but we cannot do so without your support. No gift is too small!
It is crucial that we continue to unite and work together in the philanthropic process to encourage giving and volunteering while demonstrating that charities are worthy of and in need of everyone’s support.
National Philanthropy Day is a reminder of Surrey’s generous and compassionate spirit. Evident in the volunteer work, financial and in-kind donations that we have seen leading up to National Philanthropy Day, we believe that this date signifies a bright future for our community and noticeable growth in long-term giving!
Please help us raise $75,000 for our Smart and Caring Surrey Community Fund. Donate now at https://www.surreycares.org/smart-and-caring-surrey-community-f.