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Twelve Years of Giving

Each year we work with you to raise funds for local community groups and that tradition continues! All Opus stores select an local organization to support and conduct a fundraising drive over the holiday season. We encourage you to take part in this, our 12th Annual Christmas Donation Drive, by making a donation the next time you visit us. Opus will match all donations with a gift card of equal value to the funds raised to help each group’s programs. Please help us make this year even more successful than last with your generous support.

Downtown Vancouver is supporting Hope in Shadows
Hope in Shadows is a charitable organization creating positive social change for people and communities impacted by poverty and marginalization. Their projects empower, educate, and provide employment training to low income residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and beyond. The flagship project is their annual photography contest – coordinated by the Pivot Legal Society – which gives people living in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside the opportunity to portray their community through their own eyes. A selection of the contest’s best images are featured in the annual Hope in Shadows calendar which is sold on the streets of Vancouver by homeless and low-income vendors.

Granville Island is supporting the Union Gospel Mission
The art therapy program Creative Journey at UGM realizes the need among Downtown Eastside women for the healing power of art. All of the program’s guests have lived through trauma, abuse, mental illness, addiction, or loss and here are are given the opportunity to heal through the art each woman creates. Every year, the women’s art pieces are shown at the Eastside Culture Crawl in an exhibit entitled “Uncovering Vision”.

Kelowna is supporting New Opportunities for Women
Since 1998, New Opportunities for Women (NOW) Canada has been providing front-line programs and services for vulnerable and at-risk women, youth, and children in our community and province. The organization has developed an extensive continuum of care to help women become independent and resilient – offering them the opportunity to make positive lifestyle changes that help them reintegrate back into the community as contributing and caring individuals.

Langley is supporting the Fraser Valley Brain Injury Association (FVBIA)
Under their Art Works! program the FVBIA offers a unique opportunity for survivors to experiment with various mediums, assist in collecting materials, produce a project, and learn how to display their pieces. Art Works! is offered in five communities in the Fraser Valley. Professional artists from each community work with each group to teach new mediums, explore new options, and find materials.
North Vancouver is supporting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Vancouver
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Vancouver (BGCGV) provides a wide range of social, health, educational, and recreational services to assist over 6,000 youth and families in their growth and development. More than 400 young people participate in club activities in 7 facilities around the lower mainland each day.

Victoria is supporting The Garth Homer Society
The Garth Homer Society’s ArtWorks program offers professional visual arts instruction to artists with developmental disabilities in the Greater Victoria area in a supported studio environment. It allows them to explore their creative style, develop art skills and create a body of work and provides instruction by Coordinators who are practicing professional artists. The program creates opportunities for people to be recognized as artists through participation in solo and group exhibitions at local, national and international levels.

Let’s work together and see if we can beat last year’s contributions.  Did you know our customers donated $11,000 last year across all areas? This meant that together we were able to donate over $22,000 to arts charities in our province. Now that is something to be proud of!