We believe in and are passionate about giving back
We are committed to helping enrich the lives of underprivileged children and families in the communities in which we build and around the world. Since the company's inception, we have had the opportunity to contribute to a wide variety of local, national and international organizations helping us positively impact the lives of many people and communities. We are passionate about helping people and feel we have an obligation to give back in order to pass on the blessings we’ve been so very fortunate to receive.
We welcome charities and organizations that are aligned with supporting underprivileged families and enriching the lives of people in our communities. We strive to support grassroots charities where a high percentage of the funds go directly to the people in need.
If you believe your organization will help us accomplish our charitable goals, we invite you to:
SUBMIT A REQUEST FOR DONATION.
Below are some examples of the local and international charities we have supported over the years. Also take a look at our Charitable Photo Gallery for some pictures of the people and charities we assist.
NEW LIFE GALA
Timothy Outreach International Society provides financial support to the Kibaale Community Centre which operates five schools, a clinic and various community development projects in the Rakai district of Uganda. The 1500 nursery, primary, secondary and vocational students receive a quality education, two meals a day, and medical care at the Centre in an area affected by extreme poverty and high rates of HIV/AIDS. The school offers opportunities to the neediest children in the area, and this education transforms each student’s life and the lives of their families. Since the school started in 1993 we have seen hundreds of students overcome these challenges and successfully complete their education, many of whom have gone on to complete university and are contributing to the on-going development of their nation.
This project’s ability to provide life-changing education to the neediest of the needy relies on financial support from corporate and private sponsors. They hope that the organization/business/etc. will partner with them to meet their commitment to transform lives.
Timothy Outreach International Society organizes a New Life Gala 2016 in Pitt Meadows, BC. Vesta Properties is one of the gold sponsorship partners supporting Kibaale Community Centre. To make a onetime donation, please visit www.newlifegala.com (temporary till they get the website up) or to sponsor a child at the Kibaale Community School, please visit http://paoutreach.net/node/15.
For many years, Vesta has supported the NightShift Street Ministries in Surrey, BC. They provide food for homeless people and meals are prepared by local churches, outreach teams or donated through corporate sponsors and served by volunteers. For more information, visit www.nightshiftministries.org and read our blog on NightShift.
UNIVERAL ATHLETICS CLUB
Vesta encourages healthy living and donates to Universal Athletics Club. Universal provides young athletes training services in the sport of Athletics (Track and Field). For more information, visit www.universalathletics.ca.
BC SUMMER GAMES
For several years, Vesta has sponsored the BC Summer Games, one of the Province's largest multi-sport games that brings together young developing athletes from every region of BC. While competition is the backbone of the Games, at its heart are the spirit of competition, camaraderie and friendship, teamwork, and the setting of goals for individual and community excellence. Over the years, Vesta has been a "Friends of the Games" Sponsor, Athletics Sponsor for Track and Field and has pitched in to help as a representative coordinator for the Athletics (Track and Field). In 2012, BC Summer Games was one of the best ever Games. Vesta's president and his wife Kent and Julie Sillars provided a generous financial support to the Games; and Julie partnered with a team lead Jessie Dosanjh from Universal Athletics Club to recruit over 100+ volunteers and technical aids as well as a number of former Olympians to make to the medal presentations. Click here for more information on the 2012 BC Summer Games.
For more information on the BC Games Society, visit www.bcgames.org.
WEEKEND TO END WOMEN'S CANCERS
Vesta sponsored an individual for the Shoppers Drug Mart® Weekend to End Women’s Cancers™ to raise money for the BC Cancer Foundation. For more information, click here.
SFU BEEDIE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Vesta sponsors the SFU Beedie School of Business – a highly acclaimed university that is among the top tier business schools in the world. For more information on SFU, visit http://beedie.sfu.ca/.
ARBOUR DAY TREE PLANTING
Vesta collaborated with the Township of Langley to plant trees at McLeod Athletic Park.
AIRDRIE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Vesta continues to support the Airdrie Festival of Lights, the largest free walk through Christmas light display in western Canada. For more information, visit www.airdriefestivaloflights.com.
AIRDRIE RECREATION CENTRE AND EL SALVADOR PROJECT
Vesta built a special house in Luxstone, Alberta where 30% of the profits from the sale went to build the Airdrie Recreation Centre and 70% went to help build homes for families in the village of Las Brisas, El Salvador, which was devastated by a 2001 earthquake. Click here to read more about this project in a Calgary Sun story.
CANADIAN RED CROSS
Vesta donates to The Canadian Red Cross. They provide medical services and equipment to those in need around the globe. For more information, visit www.redcross.ca.
KIBAALE TIMOTHY CENTRE
Vesta is a longtime supporter of the charitable work of Karl and Arleen Bucholz in Uganda, Africa. Karl used to be a tile supplier for Vesta and decided to give up his life in Canada and move to Kibaale to start a training program for kids. They served in Uganda with Pacific Academy Outreach Society (based in Surrey, BC) since 2005. From 2005 to 2008, they lived and worked at Kibaale Community Centre in Rakai District. In February, 2009 they relocated to Masaka, about an hour away from Kibaale, to help begin a sister project called the Timothy Centre. Below is some additional information on this important centre:
- The centre includes the Timothy Girls High School: a boarding school that offers a quality secondary education for girls who show academic and leadership potential.
- It offers a Diploma in Christian Education Program: a teacher-training program that equips practicing Ugandan teachers to integrate a Biblical Worldview into the regular Ugandan curriculum.
- Included is the demonstration farm: a program that trains local, subsistence farmers in sustainable farming methods to increase their yields.
For more information, visit http://paoutreach.net/.
Vesta proudly supports Casa Nana, a womens only shelter for abused girls in Mexico. Casa Nana not only provides a safe home, but also includes schooling and counseling, resulting in major improvements in physical, mental and emotional health. For more information, visit www.nanascasa.com.
Vesta, along with other local businesses, is helping Bulembu, an abandoned mining town in Swaziland, to become a sustainable community. This includes fostering the development of a new generation of emerging leaders through orphan care, education, health services and commerce. For more information, visit www.bulembu.org.
LA FUENTE RIVIERA
Vesta is proud to sponsor La Fuente Riviera, a local church in Bucerias, Mexico. La Fuente Riviera is passionate about planting churches for this generation with a strong emphasis on children and youth ministry. Some examples of the great work La Fuenta Riviera is doing:
- Kilo for Kilo: A work for food program implemented to assist Mexican workers laid off by tourist hotels and restaurants during a swing flu epidemic in Nuevo Vallarta. These workers helped clean up Bucerias in exchange for a kilo of food, which helped them feed their families in this time of need.
- Building a house for a homeless family in Bucerias
- Providing a free breakfast once a week for the street families
- Providing a safe shelter with free education and daycare for local abused kids. This included after school care, help with homework and food.
For more information, visit www.lafuenteriviera.com/.
CHRISTMAS IN KIBAALE
Vesta made a donation to help the Christmas in Kibaale Campaign through the Pacific Academy Outreach Society, which helps to provide education, a lunch program, health care services and community improvement programs to approximately 850 orphans and desperately poor children in Africa. The campaign provided special gifts to help the students and their families over the Christmas season. For more information, click here.
Vesta sponsored the world’s largest Tape Ball raising over $1 million for Compassion Canada's Africa Projects. As one of the world’s leading child development organizations, Compassion partners with the local church in 26 countries to end poverty in the lives of children and their families. For more information, visit www.compassion.ca.
Take a look at our Charitable Photo Gallery for some pictures of the people and charities we assist.