TREES Holidaze Food Drive
and 2021 Charitable Reflections
TREES is an established brand that proudly serves recreational cannabis communities in BC and Ontario in today’s landscape. As outlined in our previous blog: Rooted in Compassion, the first TREES Cannabis locations opened as compassion clubs on Vancouver Island in 2015.
Supporting local non-profit organizations became the foundation of our community-building brand, and nurturing our community still comes naturally today! We care deeply about our people, neighbours, and planet. TREES holds infinite gratitude for the support we get from our communities, and here’s how we strive to give back.
TREES Hugged the following local Non-Profits in 2021
After reviewing our long-standing history of community service on Vancouver Island, we reached out to some old friends from those compassion club days and polled our team to discover which local charities were most meaningful to them this year. Here’s who we supported so far.
Red Cedar Cafe
A Victoria-based non-profit that delivers about 2,000 meals per week for seniors, people with disabilities, those who are ill or self-isolating, and people who have lost their jobs, or are at-risk of homelessness.
Indian Residential School Survival Society provides essential services and support to survivors, their families, and those dealing with Intergenerational traumas.
The It Gets Better Project
A non-profit organization with a mission to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth around the globe.
How is TREES supporting local communities this holiday season?
For the month of December, All TREES stores will we endeavour to help satisfy the necessities of those in need by supporting local food banks this December. Donation Boxes are established at each location for the following organization. We invite you bring a non-perishable donation the next time you stop by to stock your stash before the holidays.
- St Catharines – Community Care
- Port Union, Scarborough – The Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel
- St. Clair, Toronto – Daily Bread
- Dundas, Etobicoke – Daily Bread
- Rexdale, Etobicoke – Daily Bread
- Kipling, Etobicoke – Full Table Project