What we give
We are committed to giving back to the community where we live, work, and play. To fulfill this goal, not only is an annual budget allocated for charities that are aligned with SIPCO’s values but, our employees are also provided 2 working days per year to volunteer at a charity of their choice.
Holding true to our values, we form meaningful partnerships and relationships with each charitable organization’s team to achieve the most favourable outcome for all those involved.
How we give
Members of our team are empowered to select charities for SIPCO to support. We set out criteria and compare them against measures including: financial responsibility, practicality/tangibility, and alignment to SIPCO’s values, mission, and identity.
Our goal is to form meaningful partnerships woth charitable organizations both at the local and national levels. To date, our outreach program formed partnerships with the below charitable organizations.
As a result, our outreach program formed partnerships with the below charitable organizations.
The Water Project
In 2017, we funded the Mumias Central Primary School project, which consisted of installing a 50,000-liter rainwater catchment tank, building new latrines, providing hand-washing stations, and educating students and staff about the importance of hygiene.
As a result, an estimated 2,000 students, teachers, and staff members now have access to a safe water source.
The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre
We partnered with The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC) to help alleviate the financial stress of an underfunded Kitchen Program, which serves up to 15,000 meals to women in need per month.
In addition to these financial contributions, our team collects lightly used items throughout the year to donate to the women of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
We fund the restoration of eye sight and prevention of blindness in developing countries.
Since 2017, SIPCO has funded the Yushu Surgical and Treatment Camp where 385 people received cataract surgeries and had their sight restored! SIPCO continues help to provide funds for the cataract surgeries throughout 2019 to an estimated 200 people.
The Make-a-Wish Foundation
SIPCO grants wishes for 2 children with critical illnesses per year to provide an escape from their ongoing battles.
In 2017, we fulfilled the 2 wishes of visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and releasing baby sea turtles into the wild!