Family Sponsorship 2021
2021 was a success! We were able to sponsor 6 families in our local schools & 34 youth living in low income housing for a total of 40 families & individuals!
Thank you so much for your generosity & for being part of making a difference.
Family Sponsorship 2022
2022 was a big year for us! We sponsored 10 families in 7 different schools locally and 30 youth living in low income housing for a total of 42 families & individuals! Thank you so much for everyone who contributed & helped us make a big impact this year!
Want to help us get a start on Family Sponsorship 2023?
For $21/month, you can sponsor one of our school families.
For $5/month, you can sponsor a youth living in low income housing.
To end poverty through family & youth sponsorship at Christmas time, to support & promote the work of other front line organizations, & to play a part in the eradication of human trafficking through education and awareness.
We believe in respect, equality, inclusion, partnership and collaboration in order that everyone may reach and achieve their individual and community goals.
A community & world that is free from poverty, human trafficking & injustice so that everyone can live their lives to the full potential.
-Fundraise for, organize, and facilitate family sponsorship every Christmas.
-Raise community awareness around local and global issues that impact us here in Nanaimo
-Donate financially to other charitable organizations
-Act as a point of contact for outreach in the community
-Collaborate and network with other organizations to create a more effective and holistic approach to the needs in the local and greater community
-We see a need in our community and want to be part of making a difference
-We want to be part of advancing causes we care about that we cannot tackle directly
-We believe in the power of people and collaboration to create change
The Sims Foundation was established in 2021 to facilitate and oversee family sponsorship at Christmas time and to lend a hand to those in our community who are living with and dealing with poverty. Our story however begins in 2009 where Andrea's dream of having her own charity to serve others began with a charity internship during university. Over the course of several years, moves, life experiences and connections, Andrea found Sims Real Estate Group and with it a group of people who were aligned with the values and vision of playing a part in changing and shaping the world especially around those who were falling through the cracks and living on the fringes of society. In 2019 there was a rise of need in the community and the Sims team stepped in to help, providing gift cards so that people were able to provide a meaningful Christmas for their families and asking members of the community to nominate families they knew were struggling. This project led to the formation of the official charity, bringing Andrea's dream together with a whole team's passion to serve.
Caitlin Podritske - Chair
Shyla Young - Vice Chair
Zac Joshua - Secretary
Grant Phillips - Treasurer
Paige Barney - Director
Angela Waldick - Director
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Mailing Address: 2204 Petersen Place, Nanaimo, BC V9S 4N5
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