Creativity with Care

Random Team Giving

Each month a member of our team’s name is drawn randomly to select a charity of their choice for a $500 donation from Splash.  We’re not a big company with deep pockets, but we do like to give back and support our communities when possible.

Collyns & Her Special Bike

Collyns has a few favorite things she enjoys doing and being in her little kids pool or outside in general, tops the list. In a discussion with her parents Will and Susan, Collyns really needed a new bike and as a family that is often travelling for doctors appointments and special care, it just did not fit the budget.

Splash volunteered to help fundraise for a new adaptive bike but the time it would take to raise the money and order it, she was going to run out of time to use it that summer. Our team decided to stretch our budget and pay for it. August 2023 the bike arrived and it quickly turned into being one of Collyns’ favorite things to do. Today she uses it at her school, as well as at home on the weekends.

Collyns is a special person who touches our lives often. Her perseverance is inspiring and we are extremely happy to be able to help out.

Paws It Forward

As someone who’s adopted a rescue pup herself, Harmonee has seen first-hand just how necessary animal rescues like Paws it Forward Dog Rescue are. That’s why she selected them as the recipient of Splash’s ‘Creativity with Care’ donation for August. 

Harmonee got to meet a couple of dogs that are looking for a forever home. Meet River (the Labrador Retriever) and Mulligan (the Welsh Terrier). These furry friends are just 2 of the 47 dogs that Paws it Forward is currently working to place.

While each dog has a unique story, they all share unfortunate circumstances. If adopting or fostering a dog is something you’ve been considering doing, don’t hesitate to reach out Paws it Forward Dog Rescue for more information on how you can make a difference in the lives of these deserving animals.

Foundry Kelowna

In Emily’s words… “Working in the world of social media, I am often reminded of the impact it has on mental health – especially when it comes to younger audiences. Teenagers and young adults are constantly being exposed to content that shows an unrealistic representation of what life looks like. And, unfortunately, proper support systems can’t be found on a social platform.

When mental health hugely impacted my personal life as a young adult, I remember the relief I felt knowing there were people I could talk to, and a place to go with resources available. That’s why, for Creativity with Care, I have chosen Foundry Kelowna – an organization that provides mental health outreach, education, and resources to young adults and their families in Kelowna.”

Mamas for Mamas

In Michael’s words… “I chose Mamas for Mamas as the charity I’d like to receive Splash’s ‘Creativity with Care’ donation. It starts off with my love for kids as I’ve always had a tender heart for those who I consider the most tender-hearted. And as a parent, I have compassion for other parents / caregivers who are struggling to provide for them. I’m hoping that this donation will help lighten the load for those in our community who need it the most.”

Kelowna SPCA

The Kelowna SPCA was an easy choice for our monthly $500 donation, because of Christopher’s love for animals.

Christopher, who adopted two cats from the Kelowna SPCA, knew that supporting a cause that will help others find loving pets was an important one.

The Kelowna SPCA is a no-kill shelter that takes in animals great and small. Through its adoption program, the SPCA gives homeless animals the chance to find loving homes where they can live happily ever after.

The Spirit of the North Foundation

Joanne chose The Spirit of the North Foundation to receive a $500 donation. Having had experiences requiring travel outside of the north to receive medical procedures, Joanne appreciates that funds raised by this Foundation, stay in the north. The costs and emotional stress involved with traveling to receive care can be overwhelming.

The Spirit of the North Foundation is delivering stronger healthcare throughout the region by raising money to provide specialized equipment and support for a vast array of medical areas. They touch and provide resources for things such as extended medical education, diagnostic imaging equipment and specialized equipment for dementia patients, to name a few.

Canadian Cancer Society – Kordyban Lodge

Eliza knew exactly where her $500 donation would go as soon as her name was selected in the office. #CreativityWithCare!

While a surgical patient at the BC Cancer Agency, she heard the stories and met the faces that cancer affected. This is why she chose the Kordyban Lodge right here in Prince George to donate $500 to.

The Centre of the North is where those from northern communities huddle for care, and we want to shine a light on the work Kordyban Lodge does to give patients and their families a “home away from home”.

Alzheimer Society of B.C.

Allie’s first thought when asked to choose a charity for a $500 gift was her family. Like over 597,000 other Canadians, Allie’s grandmother has Alzheimer’s Disease, the most common form of dementia.

The Alzheimer’s Society of BC is part of the larger Alzheimer’s Society of Canada. While they collectively work towards a world without Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, they focus their immediate efforts on creating a society geared towards supporting people living with the disease.

Prince George SPCA

When it came to choosing a charity for our $500 monthly gift, it took seconds for Sharlene to select SPCA. Sharlene loves animals and has had rescues, as well as some of her friends have rescues. With something so close to her heart, she could not have thought of a better charity to support.

Prince George SPCA is a no-kill shelter and takes animals of all kinds and all shapes. They help animals when they are at their worst and help them find homes where they can live their best second life.