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 was to fundraise $50,000 to support local organizations in the communities that we serve. We exceeded our goal by raising over $65,000!

Thank you to all of the following local business who have supported the Tom Harris Fund for Families

  • Harris Oceanside
  • Duncan Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Ltd.
  • JE Anderson & Associates
  • Edge Heavy Duty & Fleet Services
  • Stanley Regan Construction Ltd.
  • Iginla & Company

Thank you to all of the followings partners who have supported the Tom Harris Fund for Families

  • Samsung
  • TELUS
  • Google
  • Hitfar

Help us support local organizations in the communities that we service by clicking the button below.

 

How we've helped so far

YMCA Strong Kids

$105,000

contributed to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign and local youth organizations since 2018 across BC and Alberta.

Kids in Camp

1000+ Kids

went to summer camp since 2018, 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 Spin for Families

90+

committed Tom Harris Cellular team members rode bikes for 24 continuous hours in 2019 for the Fund for Families.

Tom Harris Move for Families

150+

committed Tom Harris Cellular team members participated in 8 weekly fitness challenges in 2021 for the Fund for Families.

Who we've helped so far

British Columbia

Oliver Parks & Recreation
Penticton Boys & Girls Club
Powell River Child Youth and Family Service Society
Revelstoke Community Connection
Salmon Arm Discovery Kids Club
Squamish Nation - Youth Programs
Sunshine Coast Community Services
Vernon Parks & Recreation
YMCA of Greater Vancouver
YMCA of Kamloops
YMCA of Okanagan
YMCA of Vancouver Island

Alberta

Closer to Home
Cranbrook Boys and Girls Club
High River Boys & Girls Club
Lethbridge YMCA
Lloydminster Big Brothers & Sisters
YMCA of Calgary
YMCA of Northern Alberta
Youth Camp through Kiev’s-K-Hi






 

This year, we want to do even more

In 2021, we were able to exceed our fundraising goal of $50,000 and were able to raise $65,000 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

How you can help

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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