At withinUs, we believe in giving back. Through our WithinUs to Give program, we proudly support charitable organizations within our communities. Thank you to each and every one of you who has helped us make a difference in the community. In 2019, we were fortunate to partner with many wonderful and inspiring organizations including: Canadian Cancer Society, Canucks for Kids Fund, Covenant House Vancouver, Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation, Golf for Good, One Girl Can, BC Women’s Health Foundation, and Mamas for Mamas.
Below are a few highlights from 2019.
Canadian Cancer Society
In April, we attended the Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Ball, which is an important annual fundraiser for life-saving research, including immunotherapy.
Cancer affects 1 out of 2 people, and withinUs was proud to be a Sponsor Partner donating over $20k to the Daffodil Ball.
One Girl Can
In April the withinUs Team attended the One Girl Can annual IWANTtoBE event. This was a fundraising event that raised funds to sponsor education for girls in Kenya to help break the cycle of poverty in Africa. Education in Kenya and Uganda is not free or easily accessible, especially for young women.
We are incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to sponsor and support Gloriah through her university education. Learning about the difficulties children have accessing education in other parts of the world makes us extremely grateful for the opportunities and resources we have in North America.
Golf for Good + Covenant House
In May, we celebrated our 5-year milestone by hosting our first-ever pop-up event - 5 Years of GLOW. This event was a wonderful opportunity to meet our local supporters and customers and give back to our community. We partnered with Golf for Good, a local charity initiative run by our ambassador, Tracey McVicar, and donated proceeds from 5 Years of GLOW to Covenant House Vancouver. A total of $5,000.00 was raised and donated to help support at-risk and homeless youth in Vancouver.
Mamas for Mamas
Mother’s Day 2019, 100% of net proceeds from the sales of the withinUs Mother's Day gift bundles were donated to support Mamas for Mamas and their wellness section. Mamas for Mamas is a national charitable organization that supports mothers in crisis and provides ongoing support to low-income mamas and their children.
Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation
In October 2019, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we introduced our Pinktober promotion. 100% of net proceeds from each Pinktober custom bundle were donated to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation. We received an incredible response from the community and were able to donate $12,500.00. This foundation supports individuals currently undergoing breast cancer treatment by covering the various expenses that are incurred during this difficult time, including counselling, childcare, and wigs.
We understand that having the opportunity to give back is a privilege. This is something we feel fortunate about and do not take it for granted. To all of our customers, thank you for your continued loyal support.