​‘Tis the season to give back

$200,000 Community Holiday Giveaway 

2021 has been a tough year for so many, including community groups. This holiday season we want to show our appreciation for those who work hard all year to build healthy communities we can all thrive in. 

1+1 = $200,000 for our local community!

With Aldergrove Credit Union and G&F Financial Group becoming Better Together when we merged this year, we have more resources to invest in our communities. This December, we gave $200,000 to our community!

Charity vote results

The results are in! Our employees and members voted on how $50,000 should be donated and here are the results:

  1. SHARE Family & Community Services - $20,000
    SHARE provides leadership and programs in response to the social needs of the residents of the Tri-Cities
  2. Cyrus Centre, Abbotsford - $15,000
    Cyrus Centre provides youth with a way out and a way off the streets.
  3. Dixon Society - $10,000
    The Dixon Society provides shelter, guidance and hope for women and children fleeing violence.
  4. Foundry Abbotsford - $5,000
    Foundry is a collaborative community where youth and families can learn, grow and thrive amid life's challenges. 

How we gave away $200,000 to our communities

The charity vote was just one component of G&F Financial Group’s giving initiative. Below is a breakdown of our giving this season.

  1. Educational support – $30,000 donated to the Credit Union Foundation of BC to support students in their education
  2. Charity vote – $50,000 donated to charities as listed above, as voted on by employees and members
  3. Regional support – $120,000 donated to our communities, as recommended by branch regions
Abbotsford
  • Communitas Supportive Care Society
  • Cares Counselling Society
  • Kinghaven Treatment Centre
  • Sikh Sewa International Society of Youth

Aldergrove

  • Meals on Wheels
  • Aldergrove Food Bank
  • Langley School Dist. Foundation (Shortreed Breakfast Program)
  • Aldergrove Starfish Backpack Program
  • Inclusion Langley Society
  • Langley Youth HUB
  • North Otter Elementary PAC (Breakfast Program) 

Burnaby

  • Burnaby Neighbourhood House Food Bank
  • Society to End Homelessness
  • Dixon Transition Society                            
Langley
  • Langley Seniors Resource Society
  • The Salvation Army Gateway of Hope (GOH)
  • James Hill Elementary School (Breakfast Program)
  • Nicomekl Elementary School (Breakfast Program)
  • Douglas Park Elementary School (Breakfast Program)
  • Langley Secondary School (Breakfast Program)
  • Noel Booth Elementary School (Breakfast Program)
Mission
  • Mission Hospice Society 
New West
  •  Seniors Services Society New Westminster
  • Blind Beginning
Port Coquitlam
  • Share Society & Community Services
  • Royal Canadian Legion Branch 263 (Poppy Fund)
  • Royal Canadian Legion Branch 133 (Poppy Fund)
  • Port Moody Legion Club 119 (Poppy Fund)
Richmond
  • Richmond School District
  • Rotary Club of Steveston Charitable Society
  • Richmond Chamber Christmas Fund
  • St. Albans Outreach and advocacy
  • Rotary Club of Steveston Charitable Society (Winter Food Hampers)
Surrey
  • Lookout Housing & Health Society (Guildford Shelter)
  • Surrey Christmas Bureau
  • Cloverdale Community Kitchen
  • Surrey Food Bank
Vancouver
  • Killarney Food Bank
  • Red Fox Healthy Living Society
  • West End Seniors Network
  • South Vancouver Neighborhood House
  • Loved at Last Dog Rescue