Show your Local love for the most vulnerable in Greater Victoria during the COVID-19 Crisis through United Way’s “Local Love in a Global Crisis” fund. Your donation today will help support seniors who are isolated; those in need of mental health support, and our frontline workers who need to rest and self-isolate. If you are able, please give generously today at uwgv.ca/covid19. Together we can keep our community strong!
You are the key – 200 donors in 100 days can bring 11 families home. The Greater Victoria community (friends, neighbours, social and business networks) is invited to come together to help give eleven local families a hand-up into stable, affordable homeownership. Habitat for Humanity's goal is to collectively raise $200,000 between June 23rd – September 30th to directly fund Habitat Victoria’s active build projects. Construction has now started on the ten homes in North Saanich and one home in Central Saanich. One hundred percent of the funds raised will go directly to building these homes! Recent events have highlighted just how important a safe and stable home can be. The uncertainty we have all experienced this year is the ongoing reality for many families struggling with housing instability. Habitat for Humanity's partner families work hard to provide for their children, but struggle to provide safe, stable housing for them. They are drivers, caregivers, lab technicians, construction workers, educators and more. Many provide the essential services we all rely on in our local community. With your donation, you are giving them a hand-up into an affordable home to call their own, and helping them achieve a stable future that will benefit their children and strengthen our local community for years to come.
Hike for Hospice is back this fall in a new format! Gather your “bubble” or enjoy a socially distanced walk all in support of Victoria Hospice. After being postponed due to COVID-19, Hike for Hospice is back in a new format! From September 15-30, you are invited to Hike for Hospice, starting at the Victoria Hospice Community Support Centre on Chatterton Way. Funds raised from Hike for Hospice help provide care and comfort for patients, as well as support for families through bereavement services available at the Community Support Centre.
The Greater Victoria Bike to Work Society presents Go By Bike Week! A combination of in-person, physically-distanced Celebration Stations and online activities. These online activities will include: Daily prizes for logging kms, weekly Team prizes for logging kms, Online Movie Screening on one evening, Lunchtime Webinars, How-to Bike Maintenance videos, Trophy Stickers for riding and much more! Celebration Station Locations: In various locations across Greater Victoria, approximately half of the celebration stations we had last year in areas where safe 2-metre physical-distancing for 50 people is possible. All C.S. will include the following covid-19 related health and safety measures: roped off areas with stanchions, hand sanitizer at every table, 50 person maximum attendance capacity at one time, and required face masks, and frequent sanitization of high touch areas.