Another Donation from Vancouver Fire and Radius Security!
August 8, 2019
We’re excited to announce that Vancouver Fire and Radius Security (VFRS) will be making another donation to the Fed! Their Community Matters Team has generously offered $7,500, which will be put towards the Reach for Success Bursary and Youth Retreats! We’re looking forward to continuing to work with the wonderful folks at VFRS!
Our partnership with VFRS, a local fire protection and security company, began in 2017. While at first glance a youth-serving organization and a fire safety and security company might not seem like they have much in common, the opposite has proven true. The folks at VFRS believe that everyone has the right to a safe and secure future. In their own work, they encounter young people who don’t have access to the basic supports they need to succeed in the things they want to do. So VFRS is taking action. By donating their time and resources to the Fed, they make it possible for us to provide more supports and opportunities to youth in and from care.
One of VFRS’s first donations was specifically to Youth Retreats, because they recognized how retreats create space for youth to gain leadership and advocacy skills, build friendships and community, and provide the insight and knowledge that we rely on as an organization. In addition, VFRS have donated to the Fed’s bursaries, including the additional $2,000 National Fire and Safety Planners Education Bursary, which was awarded to a youth in October 2018. The staff have also given their time by volunteering on the Dream Fund Selection Committee and at the 2018 Holiday Open House. They wanted to do more than give funds. They wanted to really understand the work that we do and the amazing youth we get to work with.
We’re excited to welcome Vancouver Fire and Radius Security into the Fed family, and to continue working together on our shared goal of supporting young people to achieve their dreams.