Putting on the Glitz – Maple Ridge
Putting on the Glitz is a grassroots initiative involving PLEA employees, representatives from Ridge Meadows Community Service Agencies, local business and other partners. We all work together to provide local high school graduates in need with ‘formal attire’ so that they can attend their graduation festivities with pride. Without such assistance many of these students could not afford to participate in celebrating this important milestone.
We are always accepting donations of gently used grad dresses and accessories to this program. And we are always in need of volunteers on the day of the event. For more information contact Michelle Cherak ([email protected]) .
The Enchantment Project – Tri-Cities
The Enchantment Project is a collaboration between PLEA, dedicated volunteers and School District 43 that endeavors to provide high school graduates in need with formal attire so that they can attend their graduation festivities with pride. Without such assistance these students could not afford to participate in celebrating this important milestone.
We are always accepting donations of gently used grad dresses and accessories to this project. And we are always in need of volunteers on the day of the event. For more information contact Jodi Mason ([email protected])
Stop the Sexual Exploitation of Children & Youth Awareness Week – Vancouver, Tri-Cities & Maple Ridge
Each year, the Province of BC declares Stop the Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth Awareness Week. Held annually in the month of March, the awareness week recognizes the importance of supporting communities to develop prevention, education, enforcement and intervention strategies to address the sexual exploitation of children and youth. PLEA supports this cause through community education events. To be among the first to find out what we are up to this year email Camila Jimenez ([email protected]) (Vancouver) or Michelle Cherak ([email protected]) (Maple Ridge & Tri-Cities).
National Indigenous Day – Vancouver
Every year PLEA recognizes the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada by participating in the National Indigenous Day celebrations at Trout Lake. To be among the first to find out what we are up to this year, email Jen Graham ([email protected]).
Pride in the Park – Maple Ridge
We need volunteers to help us take part in the Pride in the Park event in Maple Ridge.
Help includes donations, decorating, serving food and disassembling after the event. This is a wonderful opportunity to show your diversity! To get involved, email Paul Gordon ([email protected]).
Canvas of Change
Our Canvas of Change fundraiser is held each year in September in Vancouver. This event is in support of Children of the Street’s Youth Art Engagement Project. Some of Vancouver’s best artists join us for a live-painting competition. They only a short, limited time to create their best artwork, while viewers watch and experience the art come to life. The evening concludes with a live auction of their work. To register your interest in attending the next Canvas of Change, or to volunteer your time to support the evening run like clockwork contact Neely Yuda ([email protected]).
#GivingTuesday is a global giving campaign that follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday. You can join in by giving just $20 to KidStart and help give kids in our community the start they need. Once you’ve donated, encourage others to do the same. #GivingTuesday is predominately an online campaign so please share your donation on social media and don’t forget to use the hashtags #GivingTuesday and #KidStart when you do. For more information contact Jen Graham ([email protected]).
Got an idea of your own? We are always looking for new partners and ways to connect with the community. Contact Jen Graham ([email protected]).