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.
Creating 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.
How we’ve helped so far
$25,000 contributed to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign in 2018, which sends local kids to camp from across BC and Alberta.
200+ Kids went to summer camp in 2018 who wouldn’t have otherwise had the opportunity due to financial hardship.
8 committed Tom Harris Cellular team members went skydiving in 2018 to raise donations for the Fund for Families.
This year, we want to do even more
In 2019, we’ve increased our fundraising goal to $30,000 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.
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 today. The total donations will be given 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
Step 1: Cheques must be payable to the Nanaimo Foundation.
Step 2: Note the ‘Tom Harris Fund for Families’ in the cheque memo line.
Step 3: Mail 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 with publicly listed securities
Please contact [email protected] or call 250-667-4292.
A charitable tax receipt will be mailed to you for the full value of your donation of securities.
Make a donation at a Tom Harris Cellular store near you
Make a donation online