Helping Homeless Shelters in Our Communities
Every year in early December volunteers from Invis and Mortgage Intelligence along with their friends and business partners, hit the streets in cities across Canada to lend a helping hand to those less fortunate.
Across Canada, the recipient shelters serve a wide range of clients from mothers with infants and small children, to street youth, adults and the elderly.
Organizers in each city work with established shelters to ensure that funds are spent wisely and with greatest impact. Across Canada, the recipient shelters serve a wide range of clients from mothers with infants and small children, to street youth, adults and the elderly.
How It Began
It all began in 2002, when Bruce Coleman, a Senior Mortgage Consultant at Invis, had a vision – if mortgage brokers around Vancouver could use their resources to raise money, they could then make a significant impact on the poor and homeless living in and around the streets of the city’s downtown eastside. His idea seemed fitting: who better to help the homeless than those who make a successful living providing services in the housing industry. Others at Invis quickly joined Bruce in his plan, and over $17,000 was raised.
On a cold night in mid-December, 2002, over 30 volunteers delivered hundreds of blankets and other supplies to shelters and drop-in centres throughout Vancouver. Not surprisingly, word spread and Invis brokers in other cities eagerly joined in the effort. To date the event is nationwide with hundreds of volunteers taking part and raising over $1,800,000 for the homeless.
Invisians, Mortgage Intelligence brokers, staff and partners working together to load motor homes and buses with blankets and coats, hands reaching out to receive the gifts, a man serenading us with a Christmas carol in thanks, a shelter filled with joy and gratitude… these and many more moments and thoughts capture the essence of this annual night of giving.
We’re thankful to our Partners and Sponsors.
Thank you for your fundraising support so we can help so many people in all these communities. We’re grateful.
We keep the community during the cold winter months with blankets, socks, gloves and more!
How to Contribute
Whether you want to volunteer your time or drop off a financial contribution, we always put it to good use to help those in need! Contact Mike today.