We believe in supporting others as often as we can. Here are some of the charities that we have been involved in either by donating gift certificates/funds or providing on site massages. Each of them would benefit from more donations so please contact them if you are able to provide further support.
Victoria Hospitals Foundation (VHF) is a fundraising partner with the Vancouver Island Health Authority, and raises funds annually for priority medical equipment and special projects at Vancouver Island’s two largest hospitals; the Royal Jubilee and the Victoria General. Calm donated massage gift certificates to this year’s 17th Annual Charity Golf Classic that was held at the prestigious Royal Colwood Golf Club on September 10, 2015. All funds raised will be used in the purchase of an iCrib which is a hospital crib specially designed to suit the unique needs of premature and critically ill infants at the NICU at the Victoria General Hospital.
Power To Be provides adventure-based programs designed for youth and families in need of support. Their caring staff, specialized equipment and network of community partnerships assist people living with a disability by strengthening connections with nature and finding inspiration through the discovery of limitless ability. Calm supported Island Floor Centre‘s fundraising efforts in the Power to Play event on May 24th, 2015 that raised an amazing $182,500!
MS Society of Canada provides services to people with multiple sclerosis and their families and funds research to find the cause and cure for this disease. They have a membership of 28,000 and are the only national voluntary organization in Canada that supports both MS research and services. The Society receives almost no funding from government. On May 3rd, 2015 the MS Walk in Victoria, BC raised an impressive $85,765.12! Calm provided funds to help in the fundraising efforts of one of Victoria’s top 10 online fundraisers.
Cordova Bay Co-op Preschool (CBP) is a bright and cheerful parent-participation preschool with a philosophy of “learning through Play”. This philosophy provides children with the opportunity to learn about interacting with friends in a playful open environment and encourages emotional and social development. In April 2015, Calm donated a few massage gift certificates to a silent auction hosted by the school in order to help reach their yearly fundraising goal. We hear it was one of their most successful fundraising events to date!
GoodLife Kids Foundation raises funds to support national, provincial and local programs that provide sustainable physical activity opportunities for kids and remove some of the barriers currently holding children back from living a healthy life. Their grants make it possible to run group activities like after school sports and in-school initiatives to boost activity levels and programs that encourage healthy activities for kids. Calm donated towards the March 7th, 2015 Spin for Kids Plus fitness event put on at Good Life Fitness Club of Victoria. The event raised $875,000 nation wide!!