At Lagoon Baby, we try to make the world a better place by selling natural, non-toxic, and reusable every day items. Another way that Lagoon Baby tries to make the world a better place is by giving back. Each month, Lagoon Baby donates a portion of our sales to a charity.
Like the rest of Canada, Lagoon Baby watched in horror as children were found at the sites of multiple former residential school sites. We agree that every child matters. With that in mind, Lagoon Baby has chosen to donate to the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre. For nearly 60 years, they've been helping meet the needs of First Nations peoples in Vancouver.
For June 2021, Lagoon Baby has chosen BC Chihuahua Rescue in loving memory of Winston the Wonder Chihuahua. Winston was a Very Good Boy who lived for 15 years in British Columbia. He is missed. But not all Chihuahuas are as loved as he was. We've donated in hopes of helping more Chis find a home where they are just as loved and treasured as Winston.
For May 2021, Lagoon Baby has donated to Bouquets for Babas! Bouquet for Babas is an organization that ensures that seniors in long-term care feel remembered. Covid has been especially isolating for seniors in care homes, as they may be unable to receive visitors for a long period of time. With that in mind, Bouquet for Babas sets up seniors with long-lasting, unfragranced flowers once a month as a reminder that someone is thinking of them.
For April 2021, Lagoon Baby has donated to Mamas for Mamas! Mamas for Mamas is a national charitable organization that supports mothers (and other caregivers) who are struggling with poverty. Mamas for Mamas provides a hand up to families in need. Currently, approximately 17% of Canadian families live in poverty. The goal for Mamas for Mamas is help these with the support that they need to improve their family's situation. No mama (or child) left behind!
For March 2021, we chose an organization that's been around longer than we have! We've chosen the BC Epilepsy Society. For more than 60 years, the BC Epilepsy Society has been providing education, advocacy and support to those affected by epilepsy.
For February 2021, Lagoon Baby has decided to focus on our children's mental health. We understand that in a time of increased isolation, mental health can suffer... even for our kids. With that in mind, we've donated to Kids Help Phone, a Canadian charitable organization that provides professional online and phone conferencing to youth for free.
For January 2021, Lagoon Baby has chosen to alleviate hunger. We know that in this time, food insecurity is of great concern. With that in mind, we've donated to Friends in Need Food Bank, which provides food for school programs to ensure no child goes hungry, along with numerous other community minded organizations.
For December 2020, Lagoon Baby has chosen to focus on the future. Raincoast Conservation Foundation uses peer-reviewed science and community engagement to generate "informed advocacy." The goal is to use education to inform and protect wildlife and wilderness habitats.
For November 2020, Lagoon Baby has chosen to think local. People are struggling throughout the world due to the pandemic, and the Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community Services offers help. They offer legal, mental health, child/family services, and more to help those who are in need.
For October 2020, Lagoon Baby has chosen a donation for conservation. Critter Care Wildlife Society specializes in the care, rehabilitation and release of sick, injured and orphaned BC wildlife.
For September 2020, Lagoon Baby has chosen a traditional donation. As our school-aged children prepare for the traditional annual Terry Fox School Run, we've selected the Terry Fox Foundation in order to honour a Canadian hero and help support the cause of cancer research.
For August 2020, we chose to donate to Canadian Blood Services. Lagoon Baby realizes that donating blood literally saves lives, and we want to do our part to assist. If you can donate safely, please contact your nearest Canadian Blood Services location to inquire about a cash or blood donation.
For July 2020, we chose to donate to the Fraser Valley Conservancy. We believe in being the change that we want to see in the world. We do that by using reusable products whenever possible... and also by sponsoring organizations that work to ensure that we have access to clean water for future generations.
For June 2020, we chose to donate to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and help support those who are living with the uncertainty of brain tumours in their lives. In loving memory of N. Tissina.
For May 2020, we felt that it was important to express our support for the cause of Black Lives Matter. It's important to be the change that we want to see in the world, and part of that change that we strive for is equality for all.
WomanCare Pregnancy Centre helps women with their unexpected pregnancies in a non-judgmental way. Their mission is to support women as they make whatever decision is the best decision for them in their time of need.
Adoption Options is an adoption agency that helps match babies in need of families with perspective parents.
The world is aware of the wildfires in Australia. The devastation is widespread. The world needs to pull together to provide resources to combat the fires and help the wildlife and people. That's why for January 2020, we've donated to WIRES. WIRES (Wildlife Information Rescue Education Services) is an Australian wildlife rescue organization that provides rescue and rehabilitation for all native Australian fauna. As Australia's largest wild rescue, they are in the best position to provide rescue and rehabilitation to the creatures of Australia.
Covenant House Vancouver helps at risk youth and homeless. These youth are often fleeing abuse and have aged out of foster care programs. Covenant House helps them with transitional housing and other services.
The Foundry (formerly Youth Wellness Centre) gives help to children and families with mental health services, including psychiatry and addiction counselling. Giving children the help that they need early on can help them lead fuller, healthier lives as they grow into adults.
BC Family Hearing Resource Society is the province's largest group for helping families with children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. This organization has spent the last 35 years helping families communicate through teaching sign language instruction, mentoring, and other supports.
This month, Lagoon Baby has donated to The Children's Wish Foundation. The Children's Wish Foundation helps children with life-threatening and terminal illnesses make their dreams come true with experiences to share with their families. The Children's Wish Foundation helps approximately 1,000 families a year through donations like this one.
This month, Lagoon Baby is pleased to be donating to the Canadian Diabetes Association. The Canadian Diabetes Association provides the nation with resources, research, and information about the disease. They've proudly been helping Canada since 1953.
We donated to BC Children's Hospital. BC Children's Hospital provides care for the most critically ill or injured in the province.
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada has been dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke for over 60 years.
May 2019 We donated to the Ride to Conquer Cancer in support of the BC Cancer Foundation.
Cat Therapy and Rescue Society is a registered Canadian charity that specializes in in special needs cats, cats from overcrowded shelters, abandoned cats and owner surrenders that are at risk of euthanasia. The goal is to help these cats find loving homes where they can be happy, healthy, and cared for.
This month, Lagoon Baby is giving back to the Canadian Red Cross! Since 1896, the Canadian Red Cross has been providing humanitarian aid across the world. We mainly hear about the Canadian Red Cross when it comes to disaster relief, but mobilizing humanitarian assistance is necessary at all times.
This month, we're donating to Crohn's and Colitis Canada! Crohn's and Colitis Canada is a national, volunteer staffed organization committed to finding a cure for these two conditions. They work towards this goal by funding research, educating, sponsoring patient programs, advocacy, and awareness. Since 1974, Crohn's and Colitis Canada have donated over $100 million dollars to research, facilitating treatments to improve the quality of life for sufferers of Crohn's Disease and Colitis.
January 2019 - Katie's Place
For January 2019, we're donating to Katie's Place. Katie's Place is a no-kill cat shelter in Maple Ridge, BC that is staffed by volunteers. They have up to 125 cats at any given time, with some being rehabilitated to go to new homes and others who are unadoptable finding a permanent and safe sanctuary.
This is our first month of our new charitable initiative. This month, we're proud to support the Fauna Foundation through adopting Sue Ellen. Fauna Foundation is the only chimpanzee sanctuary in Canada. These chimps are former biomedical research animals with a new lease on life in the safe, protected environment provided by the Fauna Foundation.