Allcard is privileged to be able to support a number of organizations working to help make life better for those in need, both here at home and in less fortunate parts of the world. Allcard provides financial support and also contributes to each of these groups through volunteering opportunities on a regular basis.
Impact Ecuador partners with Pastor Fabian and his wife Grace of Carmen Bajo Church in Quito, Ecuador. In this extremely poor community, they provide food, education, vocational opportunities and spiritual growth. In one of the programs they run, volunteers and staff provide a hot lunch and a half-day of tutoring to hundreds of children each week. Most of these young children would otherwise be left alone for the entire day and late into the evening. Allcard owner, Mark Brown has personally led many trips to volunteer in Quito since 2009 and has seen, first hand, the positive impact of Allcard’s financial and practical giving there.
Beginnings Family Services is a faith-based, non-profit organization that provides services related to pregnancy, parenting, and adoption to all walks of life. Beginnings Guelph works to build strong families in the local community. By nurturing genuine, compassionate, and non-judgmental relationships with individuals and families from vulnerable populations, including new Canadians, Beginnings provides practical and educational pregnancy care, adoption referrals, and parenting support. Allcard provides financial support to Beginnings Guelph, and owner, Mark Brown serves on the Advisory Board of the Guelph Care Centre.
The Life Centre is a downtown mission in Guelph, Ontario that provides a safe and loving environment for anyone who is in need. Each week the Life Centre provides up to 600 meals and a variety of programs at no charge to its guests. Many of the people that frequent the programs are those who have been pushed to the margins, dealing with homelessness, poverty, addiction and recovery, and mental and physical health challenges.
Allcard is pleased to be able to contribute to the success of The Life Centre financially and through regular donations of food and volunteering to serve and be a part of the community that call The Life Centre “home".
Allcard supports Elora House, a project to provide a safe-haven in Guelph and Wellington County for girls and women exploited by sex trafficking and trade. While many organizations are working hard to rescue these victims, currently, there are very few options for immediate and safe shelter. The immediate goal is to purchase a home, staffed by trained volunteers to provide support to rescued girls while offering safe shelter.
Regeneration Outreach Community started as a “living room for those without a living room,” a safe and caring space for the homeless and vulnerable in Brampton, Ontario. Regeneration seeks to meet both the practical and spiritual needs of their guests. What began as a four-day-a-week breakfast program has become multiple life-giving programs offered each day, 365 days a year, so that struggling people can build hope for tomorrow. Allcard is a proud supporter both financially and through volunteering opportunities serving the guests of Regeneration.