12 Months Of Giving

In celebration of our many years in business, Heirloom Linens is proud to feature our “12 Months of Giving” campaign. On each of the 12 months in the year, we choose a charity. These charities are not the usual, mainstream charities that capture all the media attention. Instead we have selected local, community-oriented charities as the recipient of our donations.

Each month one of our products will be featured, and a portion of the net proceeds of the sale of that item will be donated to the charity of the month. Minimum donation will be $500.

What started out as a “12 Months of Giving” campaign has morphed into a continuing event. Through the generous support of our customers and suppliers, we have been able to donate over $80,000 to local charities since the campaign's start! The charities need those funds and as a result, we plan to go forward with the program in support of local charities. There may be some modifications to the program over time, but our original intention of donating funds to local charities will continue.

Heirloom Linens thanks you for your continued support.

Former Charities

September 2018 -

Greater Victoria Police Victim Services

Greater Victoria Police Victim Services works with police to help people impacted by crime and trauma.  Since 1983, they have provided 24/7 crisis response; follow-up emotional and practical support to victims of crime and trauma.  They also provide court support to victims and family members.

August 2018 - 

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria and Area offers mentoring programs for boys and girls with role models to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with.  The result is a life-changing experience for both the mentor and the mentee.

July 2018- $500

Rainbow Kitchen

Rainbow Kitchen is a place of connection and a place of belonginng.  They provide hot, nutritious meals to 125-140 people each day, Monday to Friday, 50 weeks a year!

June 2018- $8,626.40

Victoria Hospice has provided end-of-life focused palliative treatment since 1980.  Their nurses, counselors, spiritual caregivers, physicians and trained volunteers provide comfort for the patient and support for the family, rather than a cure for progressive and life-limiting illness.

Heirloom Linens held a yard sale on June 9, 2018 with 100% of the proceeds going to Victoria Hospice.  The yard sale contained gently used or slightly damaged items donated from suppliers, employees, and customers.

May 2018- $945

Since 2007 Ballet Victoria has developed extensive outreach programs for the benefit of a growing number of communities.  Balet Victoria's community outrach programs include School Outreach, Tea for Tutu, Adult Ballet Classes, and Company Class programs.

April 2018- $715

Threshold exists to serve youth from across Vancouver Island through a program towards independence.  Providing programming, housing, positive role models and constructive support that helps youth in our community navigate the challenges of school, work, relationships and life.  Many of these young people just need someone to believe in them.

March 2018 - $500

Compassion dogs provide veterans with a living, breathing lifeline to the outside world.  Dedicated to forging a smoother path for our veterans, WICD is a certified Canadian charity providing a progressive, compassionate service to the community.

February 2018 - $500

Reuniting Owners with Animals Missing - ROAM is a not-for-profit organization established to assist owners in finding their lost or missing pets.

January 2018 - $860

Our Place offers Greater Victoria's most vulnerable citizens a place to call their own where they live, share and grow together.  Nourishment, hope and belonging for all. 

December 2017 - $880

The Mustard Seed positively impacts on averag, 5,000 individuals per month, with more than 50 volunteers keeping things running everyday.  With their help, lives are transformed on a daily basis!

November 2017 - $500

Helping children in need, no matter what the need... year round!  This is about children whose lives are changed by an act of kindness: gifts under the Christmas tree and food on the table, washing away the trappings of poverty, sadness, or loss, and inspiring them with memories they will keep for a lifetime. 

October 2017 - $500

Established in 1989, Friends of Music Society is a non-profit organization that uses music as the basis for their partnership programs which promote rehabilitation and socialization for people with mental illness. 

September 2017 - $500

Capital City Volunteers (CCV) provides support to low income seniors and adults with a disability, living independently in the City of Victoria (with the exception of James Bay), who have little or no support from family or friends.

August 2017 - $715

The BC SPCA is a not-for-profit organization which relies primarily on community donations to help animals in need.  The BC SPCA's mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm, and wild animals in British Columbia.

July 2017 - $500

Family Services of Greater Victoria (FSGV) is the premier agency for all family members facing change and callenges in their relationships.  FSGV's professional staff combine current knowledge with training to provide a wide range of caring, timely and effective services.

June 2017 - $1,430

The Men's Trauma Centre is a non-profit society based in Victoria, BC.  The Men's Trauma Centre exists to provide treament and support services to adult and late adolescent males who are survivors of physical, emotional, or sexual trauma as well as support for their clients' significant others.

May 2017 - $1,230

Victoria Woman's Transition House Society, working collaboratively, provides shelter, support, counseling and education to woman of all ages, with or without children, so that they can live free from the effects of abusive relationships.

April 2017 - $560

Inspire Health is a not-for-profit supportive cancer care organization approved by the BC Ministry of Health.  Since 1997, they have provided programs and services to enhance quality of life, health and well being of people living with cancer and their families.  

March 2017 - $540

MOVE in a non-profit adapted fitness facility that is fun, supportive and community-oriented.  They are dedicated to addressing the exercise needs of people with all physical disabilities.

February 2017 - $500

Help Fill a Dream provides hope, help and happiness for Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands' children under the age of 19, with life-threatening conditions by fulfilling their Dreams, improving their Quality of Life and assisting their families with care and financial support.

January 2017 - $1,685

The CHES mission is to improve the quality of life of women and their communities in Kenya and Tanzania by providing secondary education scholarships for bright girls with no means of paying secondary school fees.

December 2016 - $1,735

Since 1982, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation has worked with children, families, caregivers, and hundreds of thousands of British Columbians to raise funds to support BC Children’s Hospital, Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children and the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute.

November 2016 - $1,100

This is about the children whose lives are changes by an act of kindness, gifts under the Christmas tree and food on the table, washing away the trappings of poverty, sadness, or loss and inspiring them with memories they will keep for a lifetime.

October 2016 - $500

People with disabilities face different barriers than those without disabilities- support for the community and peers is crucial to help create an independent individual.

September 2016 - $500

A volunteer, non-profit organization providing sport, recreation, training, and competition to athletes with intellectual disabilities in the Capital Region.

August 2016 - $1,150

Saanich Neighbourhood Place works to foster the support for a neighbourhood house.  They have programs ranging from parenting classes to cooking classes, drop in support session, prenatal discussion groups, postpartum groups, drop in playgroups and kinder-gym.  Community Kitchen was the recipient of this month’s proceeds.

July 2016 - $20,150

Victoria Hospice has provided end-of-life focused palliative treatment since 1980.  Their nurses, counselors, spiritual caregivers, physicians and trained volunteers provide comfort for the patient and support for the family, rather than a cure for progressive and life-limiting illness.

Heirloom Linens is holding our largest yard sale yet with 100% of the proceeds going to Victoria Hospice.  The yard sale will contain gently used or slightly damaged items donated from suppliers, employees, and customers.

June 2016 - $1,700

We Rage, We Weep supports caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia.

May 2016 - $1,020

 

KidSport is part of a national and provincial network of community based volunteer groups whose goal is to ensure that kids in financial need have access to the positive experience of sport and physical activity.

 

April 2016 - $2,765

Victoria Epilepsy & Parkinson’s Centre is a vibrant and welcoming non-profit society whose purpose is to strengthen clients’, families’ and communities’ ability to manage the physical, psychological and social effects of Parkinson’s and Epilepsy.

March 2016 - $3,720

VCAPCC serves more than 200 children and families every year.  They offer support to the child or children who were abused, and all family members affected by the abuse.

February 2016 - $2,225

They believe that everyone should have a place to call home.  GVHS is dedicated to providing quality, affordable rental housing to low-income seniors, families and people with disabilities.

January 2016 - $3,050

Providing support, opportunities for growth and a sense of hope for one-parent families across Greater Victoria.  Guided by skilled and committed staff and trained volunteers, they offer important services to create foundations for personal and community growth in a welcoming and non-judgmental environment. 

 

December 2015 - $1,725

Our Place is an inner-city community centre serving Greater Victoria’s most vulnerable: working poor, impoverished elderly, mentally and physically challenged, addicted and the homeless.  Our Place serves over 1,200 meals per day, and provides hot showers, free clothing, counselling and outreach services, plus 45 transitional housing units.

November 2015 - $2,350

matched by Thrifty Foods to total $4,700

Working diligently to serve families with children in need.  Their goals are accomplished through the funding, operation, and delivery of their Christmas Hamper and Special Grants programs and supported by a caring and devoted volunteer base.

October 2015 - $2,500

matched by Rudi Hoenson to total $5,000

The Overhead Lift Campaign will help provide WWII and Korean War veterans and senior the best in care.  Overhead lifts make transferring more comfortable, dignified, and safe for residents while preventing staff injuries.  Prisoner of War survivor of the atomic bomb in Nagasaki, Rudi Hoenson will match all donations, up to $200,000.

September 2015 - $3,500

A group of experienced rescuers who have united to improve the lives of unwanted, neglected and orphaned animals on Vancouver Island, and when resources permit, in remote communities and elsewhere in B.C.  They try to help many pets in the shelter system considered less adoptable because of medical or behavioural problems, or simply because their colour, age, or breeds are currently unpopular.

August 2015 - $2,500

and donation of coats

Many children benefit from this program and feel a sense of pride wearing their new coat each year.  Last year the society distributed over 300 coats to children in need in the Victoria area.  With your help, we will be able to purchase new coats in the sizes we are short on and make sure that all requests for coats are met.

July 2015 - $16,000

Victoria Hospice has provided end-of-life focused palliative treatment since 1980.  Their nurses, counselors, spiritual caregivers, physicians and trained volunteers provide comfort for the patient and support for the family, rather than a cure for progressive and life-limiting illness.

Heirloom Linens is holding a massive yard sale with 100% of the proceeds going to Victoria Hospice.  The yard sale will contain gently used or slightly damaged items donated from suppliers, employees, and customers.

June 2015 - $2,246

Prostate cancer has likely touched your life, or the lives of men you know.  The Prostate Centre provides advice, education and support for men and families on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Island who are dealing with prostate cancer or other prostate health issues.  They also help sponsoring local research projects related to prostate cancer and care.

 

May 2015 - $2,050

and many boxes of slightly used bedding items

For the month of May, Heirloom Linens will be collecting good quality, clean, used bedding for the New Start program at Women in Need.  Drop off your donation at Heirloom Linens.