Envision Financial Simple Generosity campaign rewards volunteers

Every week throughout 2017, an individual or team will be awarded $1,500 to donate to a charity of their choosing

The first recipient of the Simple Generosity program is Paul Belhumeur, who, together with his colleagues from Re/Max 2000 Realty, are donating their $1,500 award to the Surrey Food Bank.

Envision Financial is celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary with “Simple Generosity,” a 12-month program that applauds community volunteerism and supports local charities and non-profits.

Every week throughout 2017, an individual or team who has demonstrated exceptional dedication to community through their volunteer efforts will be selected from the regions in which First West operates.

Those selected can then donate $1,500, courtesy of First West, to the charity or non-profit organization of their choosing.

“A focus of ours at Envision Financial is on strengthening our communities through volunteer engagement and leadership,” said David Lanphear, president at Envision Financial.

“It’s for this reason we’re recognizing British Columbians for their positive contributions during this milestone year in Canada, and empowering them to make an even greater impact through a $1,500 charitable donation.

“This year, fifteen volunteers from neighbourhoods in the Fraser Valley, Lower Mainland and Kitimat will receive the recognition, which means we’ll be donating $22,500 to organizations in our own backyard.”

The first recipient is Paul Belhumeur, who, together with his colleagues from Re/Max 2000 Realty, are donating the $1,500 award to the Surrey Food Bank.

Nominations for Simple Generosity are open to all B.C. residents, and can be submitted online at www.envisionfinancial.ca/simplegenerosity.

Recipients will be chosen based on the impact of their contributions to local communities.

Follow the organization’s campaign on social media at #SimpleGenerosity.