9th Annual Stratawest Christmas Toy Drive


With continued incredible support from our staff and industry colleagues alike, Stratawest is delighted to have made significant contributions to the North Shore Christmas Bureau for the 9th year running and to Harvest Project in our 4th year of involvement with their fantastic program – extending a hand up, not just a hand out.  The response this year was again awe-inspiring, with amazingly generous donations of toys, clothing, thousands of dollars in gift cards, movie passes, and restaurant meals, sporting equipment and sporting event tickets, Kindles and many other items for needy families. Incredibly, there was far more than the picture below shows as we could not fit all fourteen bikes in the shot. Imagine kids getting bikes on Christmas that may have thought they were getting nothing much at all, so awesome.

We are proud to take part in Harvest Project’s Adopt-A-Family campaign to bring hope to North Shore families in need and on their way back to healthier lives. The staff and leadership of Stratawest believe it’s important to ‘give where we live’ and Harvest Project is a local charity that supports over 350 families each month with coaching and counsel along with grocery and clothing support. This Christmas we have donated $2,400 to the program which will provide support in the coming year to a North Shore family challenged by family break-down, illness, job loss and poverty. Harvest Project provides client-care coaching and counsel, grocery and clothing support, emergency drop-in help, and their Clothes For Change social enterprise thrift shop. They impact the community by breaking the poverty cycle and restoring people to healthier lives.

We want to sincerely thank and acknowledge the support of our colleagues in the industry and our staff for making this holiday season a better one for so many kids and their families. It is because of the participation and big hearts of many that we are collectively able to make a difference in so many lives, so thank you so much to those that took part and to the many others holding events of their own this holiday season.

And lastly, shout out to James Wilson at Obsession Bikes and their 2019 Bikes for Tykes Program in benefit of the North Shore Christmas Bureau for again handling delivery duties of the donated bikes. Merry Christmas guys!

Season’s Greetings to all of you, and best wishes from all of us here at Stratawest Management. Cheers!