Donations and services to support local charities & non-profits.
Would your Canadian charity or non-profit organization benefit from a small donation or in-kind gift? Kal Tire’s Local Giving program provides funds and services in kind to support uses that positively impact the wider community.
Kal’s Local Giving Fund supports:
• Registered Canadian charities and non-profit organizations.
• Organizations whose work impacts the community-at-large, with priority given to funding the health and wellness of people in need; education and training for disadvantaged youth; local environmental sustainability efforts; and arts and culture for the young.
• Organizations in the Canadian regions where we do business. See our locations.
• Local causes with direct benefit to citizens in the region from which you are applying (as opposed to supporting a national campaign or research).
• Opportunities for local citizens to be engaged through fundraising, volunteering or other collaborations.
Local donations are not intended for:
• For-profit or political organizations.
• Operational costs, such as staff wages, utility or travel expenses.
• Initiatives with limited access or impacts to the community-at-large, such as golf tournaments, sports events, weddings, or religious events
Applications accepted March 1 to May 31 annually. Applications review takes up to eight weeks; therefore, if your application cannot be submitted at least eight weeks prior to when funds are needed, it is recommended you apply for the following year.
Imagine moving to a new school and not having anyone to play with on the playground. How can kids make new friends? Well, that’s where the Buddy Bench comes in. The Buddy Bench fosters inclusion and friendship by acting as a spot where students can simply sit to signal to their peers that they would like to spend time with others and make new friends. The intent is for other students to join the student on the bench, share some time together and help them feel included. Our teams at 030 Maple Ridge and 675 Coquitlam learned about the Buddy Bench concept online and decided to gift one to LaityView Elementary in Maple Ridge as well as Blakeburn and Walton Elementary Schools in Coquitlam, BC. “This relatively simple gesture will go a long way in helping students feel more included, which ties back nicely to Kal Tire’s recent commitment to diversity and inclusion,” said Gord Buerk, Manager, Coquitlam, BC (675).
Kal Tire teams have a special spot in their heart for groups that help children and youth overcome illnesses, so it was no surprise when Edmonton 617 said they would be firing up their barbecue in support of Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. All funds raised by providing barbecued food by donation went to the foundation, which aims to give sick kids the best chance possible to live a long and healthy life. Through fundraising, education and thanking donors, the foundation fulfills its mission of advancing excellence and transforming children’s health.