Donations Drive 2012

December 6, 2012

The holiday season is upon us! As we have been doing for the past 12 years, we are again happy to be raising funds for local community groups. Each Opus location is conducting a fund raising drive for a local organization. Opus will match all donations in gift cards of equal value to the funds raised to assist each group’s programs. We would love for you to continue your generous support this year by making a donation to our 13th Annual Christmas Donation Drive the next time you visit us.

Downtown Vancouver is supporting The Making Place at Vancouver Art Gallery. The Making Place is a part of the Weekly Family Programs at Vancouver Art Gallery. It offers a range of explorative, hands-on workshops featuring collaborative and independent activities. Art Agents guide each session as children and their families learn more about artists’ processes, materials and themes. The activities are designed for 5–12 year olds.

Victoria is supporting The Victoria Brain Injury Society (VBIS) Creative Program. The VBIS is a non-profit organization that provides services to more than 700 brain injury survivors and their families on Southern Vancouver Island each year. Using art as a vehicle of exploration and healing, the Creative Arts Program utilizes different materials through which a survivor can express themselves, including drawing, painting, clay and visual arts.

Granville Island is supporting ArtStarts in Schools. ArtStarts in Schools provides innovative arts programs for young people, practical resources for artists and teachers, and leadership in advocacy for arts in education. Their programs and services benefit hundreds of communities throughout BC. From kindergarten to grade 12, in public and private schools, ArtStarts ensures community access to music, visual arts, dance, theatre, storytelling and more.

Langley is supporting Arts Umbrella. Arts Umbrella has been “inspiring kids for life through the arts” since 1979, delivering the highest quality visual and performing arts programs to children and youth across Metro Vancouver. They are dedicated to removing financial, geographic and cultural barriers so that children, who would otherwise not be able to participate, are able to do so.

Kelowna is supporting Club 180 at The Boys and Girls Club. Located at the Jaycees Downtown Youth Centre in Kelowna, Club 180 is a drop-in program for homeless youth and those at risk of homelessness, aged 13–18 years. It provides a safe supportive environment, recreational activities and life-skills training. All services at Club 180 are free of charge.

North Vancouver is supporting The Presentation House Gallery. Presentation House Gallery is the largest independent, non-profit photography and media-based gallery in Canada. One of the gallery’s out-reach programs The Chester Fields project, now in its fifth season, was created by Presentation House Gallery to foster an interest in photography among North Shore and Lower Mainland students.

At Opus, we believe in contributing to the arts community. There’s no better time to give than in this season of giving! We would like to thank you for the great success we’ve had in the previous years with your help. Let’s do what we can again this year to provide support to these local organizations.