We Can All Pitch In to Help BC Recover

Recognizing International Days of Charity and of Peace

Communities across British Columbia have been devastated by wildfires for months and fires are still raging. As part of our efforts to recognize the International Days of Charity and Peace, as declared by the United Nations General Assembly, The Flag Shop wants to show that there is no limit to what we can accomplish together!

Wildfires has costed BC $464 million so far. Image Source: CBC News

All orange & red dots, and fire symbols are active fires in BC as of September 6, 2017

To bring relief and hope to those affected by the fires, The Flag Shop Vancouver is excited to announce that profits from the sale of all Canada 150 stock products and World Peace flag products will be donated to help BC communities impacted by wildfires. During the entire month of September, 100% of the profits from every item sold at our Vancouver store will be donated to Food Banks BC. This translates to the potential to reach over $50,000.

Canada 150 and World Peace flags

Our President, Susan Braverman said, “I have first-hand knowledge of what it’s like to experience total loss and devastation by fire, something that I witnessed as a teen when I drove up to a friend’s home that had burned to the ground”. She added, “Even though many years have passed, I still remember how I felt to see my friend go through the horrific realization that her home had been wiped out.”

To help those in need who have been impacted by the wildfires, we are thrilled to partner with Food Banks BC, which supports food banks across BC. The vision of Food Banks BC is to promote a hunger-free future through sustainable fundraising and partnerships.

In 2016, Food Banks BC distributed more than 1.8 million pounds of food worth nearly 4.5 million dollars to its food banks. Through its BC Share program, community food banks receive more than $1 million of fresh produce and dairy products! With community support, Food Banks BC can better support its 100 food banks to wipe out chronic hunger in our local communities and provide lasting solutions to hunger.

Save-On-Foods delivered a full truck of items to the food bank in Ashcroft to help evacuees of the BC Wildfire in July, 2017.

Canadians are known around the globe as peacekeepers. We’re also known for our generosity, compassion and caring. Now more than ever, as we recognize Canada’s 150th birthday year, it’s a great time for us to show our true Canadian colours. When our neighbours are in crisis and need a hand, we step up and do our part. We have the privilege of living in the best country in the world and it’s the people of Canada who make this country great!

For details and to make your mark today, please visit The Flag Shop Vancouver’s fundraising page. We’ll be keeping an ongoing tally, so make sure you check back to see the progress of the fundraising effort for yourself. This fundraising campaign is only at The Flag Shop Vancouver.

This is our chance to be a part of something bigger – something that will create a lasting ripple effect of hope for those who need it now. Please join us as we change the world one flag at a time!

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