In October of 2005, our employees at Eagle West decided to start a charity as a way to give back to the local community. The charity was named Eagle’s Care and the first project involved sponsoring several families, providing them with Christmas hampers and gifts. This is now an annual tradition with Eagle’s Care sponsoring more than a dozen families each year.
However, we wanted to expand beyond just operating at Christmas to offer help and support throughout the year. We now operate year round in the local community supporting families and people in need. Eagle’s Care works largely by word of mouth and many of the people we help have been nominated by one of our employees. Some of the ways we have provided support to those in difficult circumstances have included supplying medical equipment, new beds and bedding, car repairs, hydro payments, baby food and basics, and grocery hampers etc. The charity has done two blanket and coat drives to collect gently used items for the Salvation Army and Union Gospel Mission in their work with the homeless. Every year Eagle’s Care also supports the Canadian Cancer Society and BC Children’s Hospital with donations.
All the funds for Eagle’s Care are raised by our employees through various fund raising efforts with Eagle West matching the donations raised. We are thankful for the good fortune we have enjoyed both as individuals and as a company and are grateful for the opportunity to share it with our local communities.