Alisa's Wish is the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Child and Youth Advocacy Center. This non-profit helps children and youth, who have been victims of abuse, find healing and support in a safe environment.
The Iron Horse Youth Safe House provides shelter and a safe environment for children aged 13-18 that come from unstable home environments. Before opening their doors, youth were forced to go to a safe house in Vancouver, often derailing family mediation and schooling.
Wycliffe Bible Translators of Canada serves the minority language groups by translating God's word into their language as well as nurturing literacy, education, and community strength. Over the next two years the Colleen Findlay Foundation will support a young family that is moving to Papua New Guinea to teach at Ukarumpa International School.
This global initiative provides a high quality Christmas portrait for anyone in need. Local volunteers bring together hair stylists, make-up artists, and photographers so that families can take home their photos that day.
Dressember is a global initiative that uses fashion to create awareness and advocate for the dignity of all women. For the month of December, women wear a dress each day to raise money to fight human trafficking. This isn't about wearing a dress, its about standing in solidarity in opposition to the exploitation of women. This cause is aligned with the International Justice Mission, an organization that fights to rescue people from slavery, sexual exploitation, and other forms of oppression.