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2016-17 Harbourside Community and international Donations

Local organizations ($165,000):

·                1000 X5 Children's Literacy:  books for babies and toddlers to encourage literacy
·                Braefoot Community Association:  transport for youth from low-income families for summer camp field trips
·                Ecole Quadra School, Central Middle School, and Victoria High School:  support for their breakfast programs
·                Camosun Culinary Arts Program:  Scholarship and other support to the program
·                Centre for Outreach Education:  Accessible, individualized reading, writing and math support for risk children and youth
·                Cornerstone Youth Society:  Programming for at-risk youth and expanded one-on-one mentoring
·                Disaster Aid Canada:  Soap for Hope Program, repackaging toiletries from local hotels and providing hygiene products to people in need
·                Quadra Village Community Centre:  George Jay Summer Support Program for children from low-income families
·                Ecole Quadra School:  books for English language learners and technology to support at-risk learners
·                George J Elementary:  Empowerment Program facilitating the inclusion of low income families into the community
·                LifeCycles:  Growing Schools Program, hands-on food gardening experience in local schools
·                Men’s Trauma Centre:  subsidizing crime victim support and counselling services for men at risk
·                Mustard Seed Street Church:  supporting access to healthy food to youth at risk
·                Our Place:  support for their food program
·                Power to be Adventure Therapy Society:  Wilderness School for youth displaying high-risk indicators
·                South Island Centre for Counselling & Training:  Bridging a Gap Program, providing mental health counselling services and support to children, youth and their families
·                Threshold Housing Society:  Life Foundations Program for at-risk youth
·                Vancouver Island Kids Klub Centre Society:  Brown Bag Lunch Program , nutritious lunches for students in need
·                Vic West Community Centre:  support for their Christmas Breakfast with Santa
·                Victoria Conservatory of Music:  Music Therapy Program for youth transitioning to adulthood
·                Victoria Woman's Transition House Society:  Summer camp and counseling for children who witness abuse; furniture for the children’s play area at the emergency shelter
·                YMCA-YWCA Strong Kids Program:  Pandora Youth Apartments, for youth age 15 to 19 to support semi-independent living

Scholarships ($5500)

·                To students graduating from School Districts 61 and 63
·                To students facing barriers to post-secondary education

International Projects ($18120)

·                Guatemala:  capital funding for micro credit loans and basic business training for women
·                Malawi:  scholarships to a girls’ school
·                Afghanistan:  programs supporting education for girls
·                Central America:  physician travel packs
·                Zambia:  program for sustainable reforestation