Charitable giving has always been a priority for Annapolis, and, since inception, Annapolis has donated over $2.8 million to various local and international charities. Support is directed to organizations that make a difference, both in our community and throughout the world. Annapolis has placed a particular emphasis on supporting initiatives that focus on women, children and health, firstly in our local community but also internationally. A few of the organizations we have been involved with over the years include:
Lionheart Foundation, based in Calgary, Alberta, is focused on the mental health and well-being of children and adolescents of all genders (and their families) who suffer from anxiety based mental health challenges. The foundation subsidizes families in need to access counselling and is committed to building capacity in the community by providing education and training to therapists, health care workers and support professionals.
HomeFront is a Calgary based, internationally recognized, coordinated community-justice response program focused on domestic violence. Working together with justice, law enforcement and the community, HomeFront is incorporating creative solutions that have made a demonstrative difference in reducing domestic violence and supporting family units.
Water Wells Project – UNICEF works to improve access to safe water and sanitation facilities in schools and communities, while promoting safe hygiene practices, in more than 100 countries around the world. Since 1990, more than 1.8 billion people gained access to improved drinking water through UNICEF’s efforts. Over time, Annapolis has purchased over 160 water wells during the holiday season on behalf of investee companies.
Operation Eyesight has provided sight saving treatment and blindness prevention to millions of people for 50 years. Today, Operation Eyesight is directly active in India and the African nations of Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda and Zambia, investing in sustainable treatment, prevention and community development activities to address specific problems as well as the root causes of blindness. Annapolis has purchased over 3,500 sight restoration surgeries in the 3rd world and done so in the name of investee companies as gifts during the holiday season.
The Canadian Red Cross’ mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world and is part of the largest humanitarian network in the world, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
Classroom Champions is a North American organization that works in Canada and the United States with Olympic and Paralympic athletes to become mentors to children in schools. Its main objective is to inspire children in schools across the country to fight for their dreams and achieve social development through sport as an educational medium.
Annapolis makes donations corporately and, as part of a unique employee benefits program, provides each employee with an annual charitable donation allowance which they can direct to any registered charity of their choosing which Annapolis then funds.
In addition to donations, Annapolis employees are active in their communities volunteering with various organizations. Annapolis employees are serving as trustees or directors of The William & Mary Foundation, Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation, Lionheart Foundation, Adolescent Mental Wellness Foundation and volunteering with several local children’s sports organizations, schools, community organizations and other charities.