Seva Thrift Society inaugurated the Seva Foundation, a milestone achievement for them as they officially announced them being a registered charity. After seven transformative years marked by expansion, adaptation, and rejuvenation, Seva Thrift Society is excited to embark on a new journey.

Since their inception in 2016, Seva Thrift has been at the forefront of community engagement, diligently working alongside local members to identify and address pressing needs, and extending support wherever it’s most crucial.

At the heart of their mission lies the core SEVA VALUES, which guide their initiatives and actions:

● Service and Environmental Sustainability
● Empowerment and Equity
● Volunteerism and Vitality of Community
● Altruism and Appreciation

Seva Thrift Society has donated $100,000 since opening in 2016 which includes as below:

•$60,000 to the Surrey Hospital Foundation

•$35,000 to Options Community Services to support 100 unit affordable housing for women and at-risk youth at 81st Avenue and King George Boulevard

•$5,000 towards 3 scholarships for our outstanding student volunteers

Other Seva Initiatives in the community include The Front room -Homeless Shelter , Women’s shelters in Surrey, Surrey Food Banks, Urban Source , books donated to local elementary schools, Rotary Club literacy drive; Dress for Profession program created to support people entering workforce; Refugee Program supporting new refugees with clothes and household items; the residents at the Oppenheimer Park (provided blankets, shoes, jackets); and the Fairy Godmother’s Foundation (donation of grad clothing for students who face adversity and still manage to graduate).

Seva Thrift Society has also worked in partnership with several programs in Surrey and Delta including the Delta School District, Sources Community Resource Centres Peering into Employment Program , and WorkBC.

Seva Thrift Society and its board members and volunteers expressed gratitude to the incredible community, supporters, volunteers, and partners without whose support this milestone wouldn’t have been possible.

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