Supporting Our Community
Edgemont Moving and Storage pride ourselves in giving back to our local community. We have been active in a number of local community events and organizations for decades. The charities we love to support include the following.
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Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society
Edgemont Moving is a Gold Partner of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. The Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society (GVFBS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing food and related assistance to those in need. The GVFBS collects and distributes food to nearly 8,500 people weekly and 4,970,000 lbs of food is shared annually. The GVFBS does not receive any government funding and relies solely on the generosity of individuals and organizations willing to donate funds‚ food and time. Approximately 80 Community Agency Partners across Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, and the North Shore contribute. Their worthwhile mission is to provide healthy food to those in need.
Terry Fox Run
Terry’s marathon of Hope took place in 1980. Terry wanted Canadians to become aware of the importance for finding a cure for cancer. Terry’s Dream of raising $1 for every Canadian was realized raising $24.17 million during the Marathon of Hope. The Terry Fox Foundation is responsible for supporting close to $20 million in discovery-based research each year in Canada.
Extending a hand up not a hand-out families across Metro-Vancouver’s North Shore who are challenged by family break-down, illness, job loss and poverty. They provide much needed support for local North Shore families including coaching and counselling, grocery and clothing support, a thrift store and a North Shore Rent Bank.
Cinderella Project was started to help encourage youth to stay in school and achieve the milestone of high school graduation, giving young people the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty for themselves and their families.
Canstruction Vancouver is an annual design and build competition that takes place in over 180 cities world-wide. Teams of architects, engineers, designers and schools get together to canstruct fantastic, giant sized sculptures made entirely out of canned food. After the structures are built and the winners declared the creations go on view to the general public as giant art exhibits. At the close of the competitions 100% of the food used in the structures is donated to our Greater Vancouver Food Banks for distribution to community emergency feeding programs.