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NWM Gives Back with Vancouver Firefighters Umbrella Day


 

NWM Supports Umbrella Day

The NWM Gives Back is our corporate charity program that supports a number of local and international charities each year. We like to focus on organizations and programs that truly make a difference in people’s lives. With fun initiatives, we encourage our staff to pitch in and get involved. Over the years our organization has raised money or volunteered for The Sharing Farm, BC Children’s Hospital, Canuck Place, The Canadian Cancer Society, and Opportunity International.

Earlier this month the NWM Gives Back committee participated in a ground-breaking initiative spearheaded by the Vancouver Firefighters Charitable Society. The “Umbrella Day” campaign was developed to raise funds to support a local anti-poverty program for at risk kids who lack access to the nutrition they need, and would otherwise go to school hungry.

NWM supported the Vancouver Firefighters by sponsoring branded umbrellas, which were then sold at major intersections and SkyTrain stations throughout the downtown core on November 6th. The very successful Umbrella Day campaign, run entirely by volunteers, raised an astounding $20,000 for VFCS Snacks for Kids and Community First’s anti-hunger Backpack Buddies program.

What made this charity campaign so special to us is its focus on improving the lives of children in our local communities who are most vulnerable to hunger and poor health. Umbrella Day proceeds will go towards the development of a healthy school snack program in partnership with the Vancouver School Board. The program is designed to allow students at our local schools to access healthy snacks anonymously and confidentially, without the fear of embarrassment or judgment.

NWM Supports Umbrella Day

A portion of the VFCS fundraising proceeds will also help support the Community First Foundation’s Backpack Buddies program, which provides impoverished students with healthy food on the weekends.

Thank you, Vancouver Firefighters, for the opportunity to support you in your remarkable campaign to fight child hunger!