Tom Harris Fund for Families


Creating childhood memories for local kids in need.

We believe that growing up as a kid should be remembered as a time full of care-free and rewarding experiences. However, many local kids in communities across British Columbia and Alberta come from families in need, where once in a lifetime experiences like a week away at summer camp are just not a financial priority.

Created in 2018 to honour Tom Harris' legacy as a family man and community leader in philanthropy, the Tom Harris Fund for Families helps create childhood memories that last a lifetime for local kids from families in need.

Our goal for 2021 is to fundraise $50,000 to support local organizations in the communities that we serve. To read the full press release, click here.

Our team is dancing to fundraise!

From July 27th to August 2nd, our team will be participating in our third weekly fitness challenge; Get some clout, Dance it out - Dance for families. They will have to complete one of three different dances. The options are; dance 1, dance 2, dance 3.

Be sure to show your support by donating or joining in on the challenge and posting on your social media with the tags #FundforFamilies and #MoveforFamilies.

 


Our team raced to fundraise!

From July 20th to 26th, our team participated in our second weekly fitness challenge; Easier said than run - Race for families.

Be sure to show your support by donating or joining in on the challenge and posting on your social media with the tags #FundforFamilies and #MoveforFamilies.


Our team flexed to fundraise!

From July 13th to 19th, our team participated in our first weekly fitness challenge; Sun's out, guns out - Push-ups for families.

Be sure to show your support by donating or joining in on the challenge and posting on your social media with the tags #FundforFamilies and #MoveforFamilies.

How we've helped so far

YMCA Strong Kids

$55,000

contributed to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign in 2018 and 2019, which sends local kids to camp from across BC and Alberta.

Kids in Camp

500+ Kids

went to summer camp in 2018 and 2019, who wouldn't have otherwise had the opportunity due to financial hardship.

Tom Harris Skydiving

8

committed Tom Harris Cellular team members went skydiving in 2018 to raise donations for the Fund for Families.

Tom Harris Skydiving

90+

committed Tom Harris Cellular team members rode bikes for 24 continuous hours for the Fund for Families.



 

This year, we want to do even more

In 2021, we've increased our fundraising goal to $50,000 to create even more lifelong memories for local kids in need.

We've also partnered with more community organizations to ensure kids from every community that Tom Harris Cellular serves has the opportunity to have a memorable experience.

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Help us create lifelong memories for kids in need

Please consider helping us create lifelong memories for local kids in need by making a donation. The total donations will be give back to families facing financial hardship on Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, Metro Vancouver, the BC Interior, and across Alberta.

The Tom Harris Fund for Families is administered by the Nanaimo Foundation. Charitable tax receipts are provided for the full value of your donation.

 

Make a donation by cheque:

Make cheques payable to the Nanaimo Foundation

Note 'Tom Harris Fund for Families' in the cheque memo line

Mail the cheque to the Nanaimo Foundation at 205-75 Front Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5H9

A charitable tax receipt will be mailed to you.

Make a donation at a Tom Harris Cellular store near you:

Make a donation with cash, credit card, or debit at a Tom Harris Cellular store near you.
Find a location

 

Make a donation with publicly listed securities:

Contact laurie@nanaimofoundation.com

A charitable tax receipt will be mailed to you

Make a donation online:

Choose to make a one-time donation or a recurring monthly donation using the secure donation form below. Credit card and Paypal accepted.

The Tom Harris Fund for Families is administered by the Nanaimo Foundation. Charitable tax receipts are provided for the full value of your donation.

If you were inspired by a Tom Harris team member to make a donation, please be sure to dedicate it to them at the bottom of the form.

 


 
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