Ways to Partner
There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach ‐ we will work together with you to create a program and partnership that fits your company’s unique culture, while making an impact.
View our list of seasonal opportunities below!
Donate through your business or encourage your team toward social good through employee giving. You can support specific programs or projects that align with your corporate culture or simply give where it is needed most.
Sponsor meals or a UGM event and help provide vital services to the community, while elevating the profile of your business. Inspire your employees, vendors or customers to be creative and give back by hosting your own fundraiser for UGM. Our online tools and resource kit will help translate your ideas into reality.
Basic necessities and hygiene items are a daily need in our community. Contact us to learn about our current needs. Samples, excess inventory, or out-of-season inventory, are all items we may be able to use to help those in need. Gift of goods may qualify for a charitable tax receipt.
Awareness & Education
We want to share with you how your support is making a difference for those struggling with homelessness. We would love to customize a virtual workshop or take you on a tour of UGM by video at your virtual staff meeting or lunch and learn. We also offer Executive Leadership Days designed specifically for business leaders to experience the front line of working in the Downtown Eastside.
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UGM is deeply grateful for the generosity and compassion of our corporate partners. The following organizations have supported UGM at a significant level in the past year.
Lending A Hand
For Gary Mustvedt, Operations Manager at Rogers Sugar, partnering with UGM and getting hands-on at events like the Summer BBQ isn’t just a way to give back to the community. It’s a way to honour his family. See, two of Gary’s brothers struggle with mental health, addiction, and homelessness. Although these hardships estranged them from family, today, Gary sees his brothers in UGM’s guests. Being involved with UGM is Gary’s way to treat each vulnerable person with the same love and dignity that he hopes to meet his brothers with, should he be able to reunite with them again one day.
“This year was Rogers Sugar’s 5th year sponsoring UGM’s Summer BBQ. It’s a humbling experience—it makes us all aware of the plight faced by the less fortunate. It drives us to lend a hand, and extend a kind word to those who need it.” – Gary Mustvedt