Nonprofits help their communities in multiple ways. From building affordable homes to providing support to cancer patients, charitable organizations make a difference. As you work to improve your community, branded items can help you reach your goals—whether you’re looking to thank donors or want something special to give to the people you serve.
Here are four inspirational stories that show how different nonprofits used a 4imprint one by one® grant to purchase logoed products to further their missions.
Bags of gratitude
Led by youth, for youth, The McCreary Centre Society helps improve young people’s health. The group develops ideas based on community research that focus on engaging British Columbian youth in a wide range of health projects. The organization also provides grants that help local youth carry out community health projects—from improving mental health to decreasing substance abuse to increasing social connections. To help its virtual volunteers feel connected, The McCreary Centre Society used its one by one® grant to purchase canvas tote bags. The totes were filled with gifts and mailed to each volunteer.
Providing key help
Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario builds new homes with affordable mortgages for people in need. After building a new home for a family or individual—who must also dedicate 500 volunteer hours to the cause—Heartland Habitat holds a key ceremony. The organization’s grant was used to purchase keychain giveaways that were originally going to be handed out at a conference. When the conference was cancelled because of COVID-19, Habitat Heartland didn’t leave the keychains sitting in a box. Instead, it gave new homeowners a keychain during the key ceremony.
Thanks to loyal golfers
The Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre offers support for all people affected by cancer, including patients’ family and close friends. From support groups to wigs, Hearth Place is there at every step of the journey. People who seek Hearth Place’s help connect with others who understand what they’re going through, receive tips and resources, and find a person to lean on. All the programs and services Hearth Place offers are free of charge. To help sustain its programs, Hearth Place has been holding a golf tournament for 25 years. To keep the organization top-of-mind throughout the year, Hearth Place used their grant to order golf towel giveaways for attendees.
Cheers to donors
As a transitional place to live between emergency crisis shelters and a permanent home, The Emily Murphy Centre offers safety and support to women and children escaping domestic violence. Every woman who comes to the Centre receives her own independent apartment—bathroom, bedroom, living room and kitchen included. Women also have access to individual counseling, get help navigating the legal system and receive tangible support with clothing, food and furniture assistance. Donors make the Centre’s work possible, so the organization’s staff were thrilled to use their promotional product grant to order wine tumblers as donor thank-yous.
Supporting you with a grant
As you help your community in countless ways, we want to help you too. If you’re on the board of directors or employed by a religious organization, accredited school or registered Canadian charity, go to onebyone.4imprint.ca to find out how your nonprofit can receive a nonprofit grant.