The following are the organizations that will benefit from Run for Their Lives. These organizations are invaluable to our community.
The BC SPCA’s mission is to eliminate cruelty to animals in addition to protecting and enhancing their quality of life. The BC SPCA has locations all over British Columbia and ensures that domestic, farm and wild animals are given the gift of comfort, safety and security. Every year, the BC SPCA finds homes for over 19,000 abandoned animals.
Recreation Integration Victoria:
Recreation Integration Victoria aims to facilitate active and healthy lifestyles for people with disabilities. Participation in recreation and leisure activities is vital for quality of life and people with disabilities have the right to that opportunity just like everyone else. Being able to feel like you are part of the community and participate in activities that you like is a very important factor in the quality of one’s life.
The Mustard Seed:
The Mustard Seed has been helping people living in poverty since 1975. The programs and services of The Mustard Seed are 100 per cent community-funded and include Vancouver Island’s largest food bank, counseling, advocacy and outreach services, a drop-in centre with a coffee shop, clothing bank, haircuts, nursing and chapel, a family centre with life skills programs and an addictions recovery program at Hope Farm Healing Centre. The Mustard Seed relies on approximately 40 volunteers per day to serve those in need.