365give Challenge Local Community Partners – Classroom Support
The following companies and organizations have partnered with 365give to help add to your student’s educational experience. They understand the importance of teaching students to be global citizens both locally and globally. They provide additional expertise and support for daily gives chosen by your students. Please contact them directly to arrange a date and time to meet with your class in the school or on location where the students giving activities will be completed.
Whole Foods – West Vancouver
Whole Foods Market offers inspiring, engaging and meaningful lessons for classes through its store tours. Tour themes can be customized to meet current curriculum for teachers to use as relevant talking points in their classes or specialized Whole Foods Market Team Members can create lessons to inspire all ages and learning styles.
To book a store tour please contact Justin at the West Vancouver location. Please allow three weeks’ notice for scheduling purposes.
In addition to store tours Whole Foods Market supports school garden programs through their Whole Kids Foundation that can provide schools with $2000 grants to help build new or improve existing school gardens.
West Vancouver Senior Center
What better way to give then to spend time with the seniors in our community. The Senior Center will be happy to provide giving opportunities to help support our community. Review the West Vancouver Senior Center website for more information.
Contact: Jill Lawlor
Telephone 604 925 7286
BC – SPCA
The BC-SPCA teaches lessons on compassion and kindness directly in your class. It’s the great program for your daily gives that impact animals. Please see the SPCA website for more details on the program that may fit your class’s daily give.
Contact: Michalle Martin
Telephone 778 230 9800
West Vancouver Fire Department
In the eyes of children local Police are heroes. They give every day to our communities to help keep us safe. Teaching students to be Global Citizens isn’t just about giving every day but by being a responsible law abiding citizen. Your local Police Department is happy to come and participate in educating and supporting Local Citizenship in your classroom as students give every day. Visit the West Vancouver Fire Department website for more information about who they are and what they do for our community.
Contact: Jeff Wood
Telephone 604 925 7384
This West Vancouver Society are the gate keepers to develop, promote and maintain best practices for sustaining productive creeks, watersheds and wetlands. For students wanting to help with park and beach clean ups for their daily give the volunteers at The Stream Keepers are a great source of information and education to help students truly understand the impact their daily give is having on the rivers, oceans and the wildlife that inhabits them. Check out the Stream Keepers website for more information.
Contact: Assunta Detels
Local Organizations Supporting Student Education
These are not for profit organizations that help serve our community. Keep these organizations in mind when looking for local services that help Vancouver communities and can benefit from student daily gives. Students can create a fundraiser, share information, volunteer, or donate supplies. For student field trips fees apply for these programs.
Bee Friendly is an initiative for the conservation and rehabilitation of the forage sources and habitat areas for the declining populations of the indigenous bee species within the North Shore Area Communities. The Society has created a series of educational programs, public presentations and demonstration areas to foster a greater understanding of the importance of the indigenous bees’ activities to the health and sustainability of our native environment and the success of our community. Check out the Bee Friendly website for more information
Growing Chefs! Chefs for Children’s Urban Agriculture runs a Classroom Gardening and Cooking Program in elementary schools to get kids excited about growing, cooking, and eating good, healthy food in our program, chef volunteers are paired with Grades 1-3 classrooms for the primary program and Grades 4-6 classrooms for the intermediate program to give students hands-on gardening and cooking experience. Check out the Growing Chef website for more information.
Edible Garden Project
North Shore Neighbourhood House – Edible Garden Project: Bring your class to visit one of our urban farms in North Vancouver for an hour to 1.5hours of food growing fun! We can lead your K-7 class in age appropriate educational activities and farm tasks. Find out more about this educational program on the North Shore Neighbourhood House website.
Contact Jason@EdibleGardenProject.com for more information or to book your class.
Cost: Sliding scale $25-75 per class
BC Hydro: First Wave Program
This is an online resource for educators including lesson plans. The main objective is to educate and empower students to take action on energy use within their schools, home and communities. The classroom resources were developed by B.C. teachers and are designed to encourage school communities to develop and foster a culture of energy conservation. Find out more on the BC Hydro website.