Give a Gift of Hope this Holiday!
Give a Gift of Hope
Meaningful gifts for everyone on your list.
Plan Canada’s Gifts of Hope collection has something for everyone on your list.
Gifts of Hope is an ethical gift-giving program that gives twice: here and abroad. Choose from over 40 gifts including a goat, clean water for a family or classroom essentials—starting as low as $10!
- Gifts of Hope support real projects to change real lives
- See the power of your generosity grow as many Gifts of Hope are matched
- Receive free personalized gift cards with your purchase
- All gifts $25+ are eligible for a tax receipt
Embrace something unique and meaningful by giving a Gift of Hope. Not only will your friends and family appreciate it, so will the people whose lives you’ve just helped change.
Give gifts like baby chicks
Not just a ball of fluff, this life-changing gift is irresistibly sweet and a powerful income generator.
Baby chicks can help feed a family with their nutritious eggs and provide an income for women. Proof that great things really can come in small (and fluffy) packages! Plus, your $17 gift will be matched with a donation by our generous partners for a $68 value!
Looking for something to wrap up with your Gift of Hope?
Choose from a great selection of Gifts of Hope merchandise as a reminder of the donation you’ve made on behalf of friends or family.
Gifts of Hope paper necklaces are unique, colourful and eco-friendly. They are handmade by a group of men and women in Kenya, Africa, who roll the beads using local newspapers and magazines. When you purchase one of these stylish necklaces, you are helping them support their families and create a better future.
Think outside the gift box this holiday season and give a Gift of Hope.
Hurry! Order before Dec 12 to receive your greeting card or merchandise through the mail by Dec 25. You can still order any time and print your own greeting card or send an eCard to your recipient.
You support a local resident when you purchase a calendar for $20!
A community tells its story
Hope in Shadows is all about a community telling its stories. The project is based in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and centres around a photography contest for low-income residents.
Hundreds of people experiencing poverty take part in the annual photo contest. Participants receive a free, single-use 35 mm film camera. They have three days to document what they value about the community they call home. An astounding 4,000 images were submitted to the contest this year! The winning photos were chosen by a panel of artists from inside and outside the community, and through a community vote.
A compelling selection of photos is featured in the 2014 Hope in Shadows calendar. Sold through an innovative social enterprise sales program, the calendar provides economic opportunities for people experiencing poverty. The model is simple yet impactful. Vendors who sign up to sell the calendar receive one free calendar to get started. After that they buy calendars for $10 each and sell them for $20 each. The profits are theirs to keep!
Framing our view of a community
Stories shape how we see the world. Hope in Shadows exists so that Downtown Eastside residents have a part in shaping how Vancouver views their community. Every calendar photo tells a story. Take this photo. An intimate view of an SRO resident’s most treasured possessions, the photo is a tribute to the importance of family and supportive environments. Hope in Shadows photographers, and the vendors who sell the calendar, want Vancouver to see, hear and share their stories.
Connect with a vendor
You can purchase the calendar from a vendor on the streets of Vancouver. When you buy the $20 calendar from a vendor, that vendor earns $10. Can’t find a vendor in your neighbourhood? No worries, you can buy the calendar online and have it shipped to you. It makes a great gift with direct benefits to your local community. Plus this high quality calendar was printed locally on 100% post consumer waste and recycled paper!