Support Our Community
Heartwood Homes came about with the understanding that we were not to be a business that was just about profit. We believe it is vital to return what has been provided in the community and beyond. We are not in the business of acquiring wealth but of sharing wealth wherever possible. The following is a list of charities and organisations that we support in the community and around the world. We encourage anyone viewing this site to take the time to browse the sites of these very worthwhile community services. Whether you are planning on building with us or not, we are always open to providing any further information you might have on these charities.
NOCLS is an established non-profit Society since April 30, 1984. The Society was established due to de-institutionalization. The non-profit Society was formed to meet needs of Vernon citizens who were to be re-established in the community.The goal of NOCLS and continues to be an innovative leader in the care and development of mentally and physically challenged individuals to enable them to achieve their highest potential.
Kindale Developmental Association is a non-profit society that provides a wide range of services to people with developmental and other disabilities throughout the North Okanagan. It began in Armstrong in 1959 as a school for children with special needs that had no access to public education. The original school was built by volunteers from the Kinsmen and Lion’s Clubs who raised funds and worked evenings and weekends to see it completed. This spirit of ‘building community’ is an integral part of Kindale’s history, philosophy and values.
The Upper Room Mission has been feeding, clothing and supporting people in need in Vernon since 1980. We’re so much more than a kitchen. We’re a community that needs your support to help change lives and break the cycle of poverty.
Heart for Home- Haiti is working to promote and aid in the establishment of a model sustainable community in Port Salut, Haiti.