Did you know?
More than 100 young leaders have graduated from the Youth Now program.
Each year, over 100 non-profit professionals attend our training opportunities.
Over two dozen non-profit organizations have participated in the Youth Now program.
The CCRR provides nearly 400 child care referrals per year.
On average, the CCRR hosts 30 workshops and training courses each year.
Every year, over 500 child care providers and parents attend CCRR training opportunities.
Every year, RCRG completes over 3,000 grocery orders for local seniors.
Nearly 300 seniors make use of our Better at Home services.
Our volunteer drivers complete more than 1,200 trips annually.
At least 350 people per year find a volunteer position using our Volunteer Match program.
Close to 500 volunteers support RCRG’s programs and services.
Volunteers contribute nearly 23,000 hours to our organization each year.
Each holiday season, the Richmond Christmas Fund helps more than 2,200 low-income residents.
Every year, the Christmas Fund provides over 600 children with toys, books, and sports equipment.
The Richmond Christmas Fund was first started by Ethel Tibbits, in the 1930s.
The number of Neighbourhood Small Grants we’ve awarded has increased every year since 2014.
Block parties are the most popular type of Neighbourhood Small Grant project.
Every year, the Richmond Women’s Resource Centre serves over 7,300 local women.
The Richmond Women’s Resource Centre currently offers 16 programs and services.
Nearly 60 volunteers support the Richmond Women’s Resource Centre, contributing nearly 2,500 hours per year.
Richmond is home to over 350 registered charities, all of which rely on volunteer support.
There are nearly 13 million volunteers across Canada.
International Volunteer Day is celebrated throughout the world on December 5.
There are 35 volunteer centres in British Columbia.
In 2016, the Foundation awarded 10 grants to non-profit organizations, worth a combined $59,000.
The Foundation manages $4.5 million in nearly 50 Forever Funds, returning CPI plus 4%.
In 2017, the Foundation distributed $198,000 as community and Canada 150 grants, scholarships, and charitable disbursements.
Foundation activities result in the enhancement of our community and residents’ sense of belonging.

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Community Giving Campaigns by RCRG

Every day, hundreds of non-profit organizations work tirelessly to improve the lives of Richmond residents. Some focus their efforts on children, while others offer services for seniors, newcomers, or people with disabilities. There are organizations devoted to the arts, and others committed to the environment, sports and recreation, animal welfare - the list goes on and on!

Simply put, if there's a cause you care about, there's a Richmond organization to match. In fact, there are probably several! We want to help you discover these organizations, and give you opportunities to support them. 

That's why we started Community Giving Campaigns. Every few months, we'll highlight one or more local organizations, and include links so you can easily make a donation, contribute to a forever fund, or become a volunteer.

Richmond's vibrant charitable sector may well be the best kept secret in our community. It's a secret we look forward to sharing. 

Campaign #1: Richmond Women's Resource Centre

For our first Community Giving Campaign, we've chosen to shine a spotlight on the Richmond Women's Resource Centre (RWRC).

Founded in 1976, the RWRC provides a supportive environment in which all women are encouraged and enabled to achieve their fullest potential. The organization's programs and services include English writing and conversation classes, work readiness training, and a monthly movie night. The RWRC also runs a creative writing program for teen girls, called Hot Ink, and support groups for grandmothers, French-speaking women, and single mothers.

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How You Can Offer Your Support

1) Make An Online Donation

You can donate directly to the Richmond Women's Resource Centre by visiting their RCRG Member Profile and clicking 'Donate Here.' Your gift will be processed by Chimp, our online giving partner, who will also provide you with an electronic tax receipt. Once processed, your donation will be added to the overall total on the RWRC's Chimp Campaign page

Click here to learn more about our partnership with Chimp. 

2) Contribute to the RWRC's Forever Fund

You can support the long-term sustainability of the Richmond Women's Resource Centre by donating to the organization's forever fund. The fund is managed by the Richmond Community Foundation, who will issue an electronic tax receipt following your donation. To make a contribution, click here and select 'Richmond Women's Resource Centre Fund' from the 'Specific Fund To Be Contributed To' drop-down menu. 

For more information on community foundations and forever funds, visit this page

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