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There are many ways to support Coast and to have the satisfaction of contributing to the improvement of individual lives and improving the quality of life in our community. Each contribution means we can expand our reach and build our capacity to provide more much-needed services. It means you leave behind a legacy of philanthropic support and, for monetary contributions, the tax advantages are substantial. Your support allows Coast to continue its frontline work, 365 days a year.

Click here to calculate the tax benefit of your charitable contribution.

Monthly Plan

Your monthly gift provides a consistent and reliable source of funding for Coast Mental Health. It is cost-effective, easy and flexible. You can increase, decrease, pause or stop your monthly giving at any time. Donate Now

Single Gifts

Your donation helps Coast Mental Health provide homes, meals and jobs to people living with mental illness. Donate Now

Remember Us In Your Will

If you want to do everything you can to improve the lives of people with mental illness in our community, please consider leaving a gift in your will to the Coast Mental Health Foundation.

Your legacy will ensure the continuation of Coast's proven programs, and will enable us to help even more people in need.

If you have already chosen to remember the Foundation in your will, please let us know so we can thank you.

Securities

In 2006, the Canadian government eliminated capital gains on donations of publicly-traded securities. Gifts of securities are a tax-efficient way to make a charitable donation. SHARE TRANSFER FORM

Be a Host

Host an event for your friends or colleagues at your home, workplace, service club or faith community. Coast has a variety of excellent, effective presenters who can talk about mental illness and how homes, jobs, food and support help people recover.

Hire Landscaping With Heart

Coast operates a social venture company called Landscaping with Heart, which employs people living with mental illness. By hiring Landscaping with Heart, you will get quality landscaping services for your house, strata or business at a competitive price while giving people meaningful work and an income. For more information, call the Landscaping with Heart Office at 604-675-2348.

Hire A Coast Client

Often, the best therapy is a job. Every year Coast helps hundreds of people in their vocational planning and to find volunteer or paid work. Our clients have a variety of skills, education, training and professional experience; they may help meet needs at your place of employment. Contact Cathy Taylor, Director of Employment Services, at 604-675-2351 or e-mail cathyt@coastmentalhealth.com for more information. To see how one of our clients can help you achieve your business objectives.

Be a Partner for The Courage To Come Back Awards

The Courage Awards celebrate British Columbians who have overcome adversity, illness and injury and who have come back and made a difference in their communities. Courage is made possible by Partners whose contributions ensure that money raised at the event goes directly to support Coast clients.

Nominate Someone Who Inspires You for a Courage To Come Back Award

Since 1999, outstanding British Columbians have shared their stories of courage to inspire others. One recipient is selected each year in each of the categories of Youth, Mental Health, Addiction, Medical, Physical Rehabilitation and Social Adversity.

Attend The Courage To Come Back Awards

The Gala Awards Dinner is not just an event – it’s an experience. Attendees have told us that they see life in a different light after they see how ordinary people have overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. Purchase a table or tickets online or call 604-675-2323.

Special Projects

Help Us Turn Housing Into Homes!

At Pacific Coast Apartments, many of our residents move into housing with little to nothing and are in need of basic necessities to start their journey from homelessness to health.

You are invited to help make someone’s new suite a home by donating items for Move-In Kits.  A typical Move-In Kit* contains:

1 pillow

1 small set of dishes

1 blanket

1 small set of utensils

1 twin set of sheets   

1 mop and bucket

1 garbage can & garbage bags  

 1 broom

 2 towels (bath, hand)

 1 laundry basket

 2 dishcloths

 1 kettle, can opener, & other small kitchen items

 1 dishsoap and handsoap

 1 toothbrush and toothpaste

 1 multipurpose cleaner

 4 tolls of toilet paper

If you have a Move-In Kit donation or individual items to donate, please feel free to come to Pacific Coast Apartments at 337 West Pender and drop them off with one of our support staff.

Please ensure items are new or in ‘like new’ condition.

Alternatively, you can donate a gift card to Army & Navy, Walmart, London Drugs, etc. and staff can purchase the items for residents on your behalf.

We appreciate your support! For more information please call 604-681-1151.

*We sincerely appreciate any thoughts of generosity, however Pacific Coast Apartments is unable to accommodate donations of items not listed above (i.e., clothing, other housewares) as our space does not permit storage of these items. 

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