WHO WE ARE
Harvest Project is a community-based urban relief organization. We connect with more than 1000 people each month – involving one-on-one client-care coaching, emergency drop-in visits, appointments at our grocery depot and Clothes For Change thrift shop, retail thrift shoppers, and donors. We provide assistance to North Shore residents from Deep Cove in the east to Horseshoe Bay in the west.
Harvest Project serves Metro-Vancouver’s North Shore, extending a hand up to those in need. Helping to restore our neighbours to health and stability benefits the whole community. Our vision is to enlarge our work as a sustainable and compassionate presence for North Shore residents, by North Shore residents.
In one of the wealthiest regions in Canada, critical family needs are often hidden and services are scarce for those who find themselves in desperate times. About 1 in 5 North Shore families are headed by a lone-parent – representing thousands of people. These families, and many others, are at-risk of losing access to physical, social and economic resources and opportunities.
Since 1993, Harvest Project has been reaching out to those who are experiencing extreme challenges with family break-downs, illness, job loss, and poverty. As a social enterprise, our programs provide individual client-coaching and active-listening, provision of food, clothing supports, assistance for workforce re-entry, food-recovery and redistribution, and our retail Clothes For Change Thrift Boutique.
In 2017, Harvest Project positively impacted the community by providing:
- 4,600+ client-care coaching & drop-in sessions
- 5,500+ food hampers & emergency-bags of food
- Food-recovery program that redistributed fresh and non-perishable food valued at over $750,000
- Clothes For Change Thrift Shop – clothing support for clients plus retail sales to public
- 130 active volunteers and 19,000 volunteer-hours of service annually
Harvest Project helps people in need by bringing together the resources of the community to provide physical, emotional and spiritual support that empowers each person to take positive steps in their lives. For 25 years, Harvest Project has been reaching out to individuals and families to help them cope with critical life circumstances such as family break-ups, illness, job loss, and poverty.
MISSION & MOTTO
Our motto is: “Extending a hand up, not a hand out.” This directs us to extend a hand to lift people up rather than simply dispensing a hand-out.
Our mission is: “To help people who are experiencing challenging life circumstances by providing physical, emotional and spiritual support that empowers them to take positive steps in their lives.” Harvest Project helps individuals and families overcome difficult life circumstances so that each one can participate more fully within the North Shore community.
We provide a holistic support network that addresses the needs of vulnerable children and adults. Helping to restore our neighbours to health and stability benefits our whole community.