The Capital Daily Holiday Donation Drive, in partnership with United Way

December 18, 2020 / by United Way

You can help families in need this holiday season through Capital Daily’s Holiday Donation Drive, in partnership with United Way.

This holiday season, donate what you could for families in need in collaboration with Capital Daily  to benefit local Neighbourhood Houses as they rebuild post-pandemic.

The best part? All donations will be matched dollar for dollar by Victoria-based Tiny Foundation, Heart Pharmacy, Jawl Properties, and an anonymous donor.

We started with a $55,000 match fund that we have achieved.

Now, through a local donor, our matching fund has been increased to $75,000! That means that in total our goal is to raise $150,000 to help families in need.

The recipients of the donation drive are local neighbourhood houses including: Beacon Community Association, Burnside Gorge Community Centre, Esquimalt Neighbourhood House Society, Fairfield Gonzales Community Association, Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group, James Bay Community Project, Oakland Community Association, Quadra Village Community Centre, Saanich Neighbourhood Place and Sooke Family Resource Society.

Neighbourhood houses are committed to healthy children, youth, families and individuals and offer a range of programs and services including counselling and outreach, pre-natal and post-natal support, preschool and childcare programs, parenting courses, food security programs, fitness classes, clothing and toy exchanges and much more.

We are extremely grateful to our partners Capital Daily, Tiny Foundation, Heart Pharmacy and the Jawl Foundation for making a difference in the lives of families in our community.

DECEMBER 29, 2020 update: We reached our original $55,000 target. Now a local donor has stepped up so that the matching fund has now increased to $75,000. That means that every gift made to this fund before December 31 will be matched up to $75,000. Our goal is now to raise $150,000 for families in need!

JANUARY 1, 2021 update: We did it! We reached our goal of $75,000 that was matched dollar for dollar by Jawl Properties, The Tiny Foundation, Heart Pharmacy, and two anonymous donors. Thank you!