Employee Community Involvement
Employee Volunteer Program
Coastal Community’s vision is to be leaders in building relationships that make a visible and meaningful difference in building healthier communities. One of the ways we move towards this vision is by supporting employees in their efforts to make a difference in the communities served by Coastal Community.
Each month, employees are eligible to receive funds to donate to a charity of their choice. Coastal Community employees who track their volunteer hours will automatically be entered into the applicable draw every month. There will be up to $600 awarded monthly to charity groups through this Program.
One of the many ways our employees make a difference is through Fundraising Fridays.
Every Friday, Coastal Community employees dress casually and pay $1 to support various charitable groups. Branch employees also organize fundraising events such as hotdog sales, auctions and bake sales to generate additional funds for our community partners. Since its inception in 1997, Fundraising Fridays have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for a variety of organizations.
Proceeds from Fundraising Fridays benefit a different organization each month. Organizations that have received support through Fundraising Fridays include Nanaimo Brain Injury Society, Big Brothers & Sisters, Association for Community Living, Canadian Diabetes Association, Chase River Counseling Society and Forward House Community Society, Vancouver Island Children's Festival, Cancer Society, Crimestoppers, Mid Island Hospice, District 69 Family Resource Association, and the Boys & Girls Club, to name a few.