This year (2022) Prince George Ford has donated $200,000 to local charities in the community. The goal this year was to donate to charitable organizations that the staff at Prince George Ford had a personal connection with.
We are proud to announce we chose 8 charitable organizations to donate these funds to and are so glad these funds will go to our local community.
St. Vincent De Paul Society - Prince George
Prince George Ford has donated $15,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Society - Prince George. This organization offers meals, a warm place to sit and feel safe for a time, Christmas Hampers, thrift stores and more. They do all they can to help the less fortunate in our community.
Thank You St. Vincent De Paul Prince George - we look forward to continuing to Support your organization and the work you do in our community.
Visit their website - https://ssvdppg.com/
Prince George Hospice Palliative Care Society
This year Prince George Ford donated $10,000 to the Prince George Hospice Palliative Care Society . This organization was chosen by our staff as this charity plays such a big part in our community.
These funds will better help our Hospice House patients and their families. We hope to continue to support the Prince George Hospice House in providing their much needed services. Thank you Prince George Hospice House for the care you give and the peace you bring.
Visit Their Website - https://pghpcs.ca/
Northern B.C. Friend of Children Society
Prince George Ford is proud to donate $20,000 to support the Northern B.C. Friends of Children Society and hope this funding can help so many families while their children receive the medical care they need. Visit Their Website - https://www.friendsofchildren.ca/
The Northern B.C. Friend of Children Society is an amazing charitable organization that helps support families of children with extensive medical conditions. These medical conditions can mean months of hospital stays far from home. Northern B.C. Friends of Children Society helps cover the costs of hotels, groceries, and any other costs associated with travel from Northern B.C. down to locations like Vancouver, Kamloops or Kelowna for a child’s medical treatment.
Kordyban Lodge Peace of Mind Campaign
Everyone knows someone who has been affected by Cancer. We are proud to support the Kordyban Lodge Peace of Mind Campaign in Prince George with our $10,000 donation this year.
This great facility allows patients and their caregivers a place to recover from cancer treatment while receiving care in Prince George. This donation will help towards their goal of lowering the nightly fee to $31.
Carrier Sekani Youth Services
Prince George Ford has donated $15,000 to the Carrier Sekani Youth Services. This organization directly supports the Youth most in need in our community. Giving them a safe place to sleep, eat, socialize, wash and connect with people their own age and in a similar situation.
It was eye opening seeing the incredible care the people who work for this organization give these young people and how it really makes a difference in their life. For more information on how you can support this organization you can email Amy Merritt - email@example.com or visit their website https://www.csfs.org/
Prince George Salvation Army - Food Bank
Red Cross Prince George
Prince George Ford is proud to donate $15,000 to support the Red Cross Prince George. Red Cross Prince George Supports our community with Emergency and Disaster Services, First Aid and CPR, Restoring Family Links, A Short Term Loan Program, Swimming Lessons, Bullying and Abuse Prevention, and more.
We are proud to support this organization that does so much to help our community.
Prince George Council of Seniors Society
Prince George Ford sponsored $30,000 the "In Case of Emergency...Laugh" Comedy Show that took place on October 20, 2022. This was a great community even that benefitted the seniors of our community.
Supporting our senior community is so important - a true connection with older generation is so important.
Visit Their Website - http://www.pgcos.ca/
Association Advocating For Women And Community
Prince George Ford was happy to donate $10,000 to @awacshelter Association Advocating for Women and Community. Olive’s Branch is a 1-3 sober living transitional housing program for people on the road to sobriety. Their Mission is “To provide a safe and supportive space for individuals to continue through their unique journeys of healing and recovery in order to achieve a life of sobriety and wellness and to reintegrate into society.” We hope these funds will help in that mission.
Spirit of the North/Courtyard Nechako Youth Detox
Prince George Ford donated $15,000 to the Spirt of the North Courtyard Nechako Youth Detox. We were able to our these facilities and learn the great work this program does to help the Youth of Prince George and Northern Communities detox. They are given a clean, safe place to work through their recovery and are given tools to assist when they leave the facility.
We so appreciate the work being done in this program and hope we can continue to support this program. Thank you so much to the staff of Courtyard Nechako Youth Detox.
Prince George Sexual Assault Centre
We are so happy to donate $20,000 to the Prince George Sexual Assault Centre. They offer counceling and supportive services to families, groups and individuals in a safe and supportive environment. Other services they offer are Counselling for women, men, teens and children, Specialization in the traumatic effects of sexual violence, Third Party Reporting, Educational groups and workshops, Information and referrals and Training and presentations. We are so thankful to the employees of the Prince George Sexual Assault Centre for their work in our community. To learn more about PGSA call (250) 564-8302 or visit their website: https://www.pgsac.org/
Prince George Elizabeth Fry Society
Prince George Ford Donated $10,000 to the Prince George and District Elizabeth Fry Society which will go towards education and further support of women and children in our community. They offer counselling services, education, social and legal support programs, and child and youth programs. Prince George Ford is happy to support this great organization and we thank the Prince George and District Elizabeth Fry Society for all that they do. To learn more about the Prince George and District Elizabeth Fry Society click here: https://www.pgefry.bc.ca/
Prince George Child Development Centre
We are proud to donate $15,000 to the Prince George Child Development Centre! This wonderful organization assists over 1000 a year with developmental challenges. They also provide these children with social, emotional, cognitive and communication skills. These foundations are so important for the children of our community and we so appreciate the work being done at the Child Development Centre.
Thank you to the staff for their hard work. Visit their site here: https://cdcpg.org/
Van Donation to Guru Nanaks Free Food Langar PG
Our Pre-Owned Manager Chris Vigue has a long-standing relationship in the community with RANJIT from the Guru Nanaks Free Food Langar PG! A Message from Chris Vigue:"I first got involved with Ranjit in November of 2015 helping feed 5 local elementary schools once a week on my own time as early as 6:00 am to get the van loaded with fresh fruit for delivery to local schools. This continued for 2 school years and any opportunity that was available I made sure to support this great cause which included my employer, friends, family, local businesses and churches as support. This continued throughout the years and enabled me to be a part of donating a van to him in DEC of 2016. Here we are 4 years later at my New employer PG FORD and still supporting GURU NANAKS FREE FOOD LANGAR with the donation of a TOYOTA SIENNA VAN to ensure safe travels for RANJIT and his beautiful family." Wishing you all the best RANJIT and we look forward to seeing how this helps the community. Huge thank you to Signtek Industries for the decals on the van!
A goal was put before Prince George Ford by owner Pat Priestner for the 2018 fiscal year to donate $200,000 to the local community. Each of the 6 charities above were voted in by the employees of Prince George Ford. The Prince George Elizabeth Fry Society, 396 Royal Canadian Air Cadets, Prince George Humane Society, St. Vincent De Paul Society, Spirit of the North Health Care Foundation and Prince George Hospice House were all given a donation of $25,000. A donation of $45,000 will also be given to the Prince George Branch of the Edgewood Foundation to help those battling with addictions and mental health issues. The Canadian Diabetes Association will also receive $5,000. We look forward to seeing the good this money will do in the community and are proud to call Prince George our home.