We believe that the best businesses should not only provide quality goods and services to customers but also do their part to make the world at large a better place. As a real estate company, we strive to help settle home buyers into the house of their dreams while helping sellers make the most of a big transition in life. That doesn’t mean, however, that we are bound to real estate. Here at Team Nickerson, we firmly believe in helping other organizations give back to causes that are close to our hearts. Continue reading to learn more about three charities that we wholeheartedly support through regular donations from business profits.
The David Suzuki Foundation is doing amazing things to fight for the environment of Canada through research, education, and policy. The ultimate goal is to protect nature and quality of life in Canada while also increasing comprehension that the human race is connected to and dependent on the natural world. This organization puts in a lot of effort and has grand ambitions, which is partly why Team Nickerson is so supportive. Additionally, we are drawn to their foundation in science, grass roots beginnings, and carry a lot of weight in the Vancouver area and beyond.
Environmental justice is very important to us, and perhaps no organization is doing more for the cause than Ecojustice. Ecojustice uses the courtroom as their playing field as they seek to fight for community health, slow the effects of climate change, and protect the natural world as a whole. Many other environmental organizations, such as the David Suzuki Foundation discussed above, use the professionals at Ecojustice to turn their ideas and struggles into legislation. After all, it is only through legal recognition that the environmental causes we care so deeply about will be put into action.
SAINTS is an end-of-life sanctuary for animals of all kinds to spend their remaining days. This organization takes in old animals or those with special needs in order to give them a place to be happy and relax for the final years of their lives. Just a quick look at their website shows how compassionate and loving the people at SAINTS are about what they do, and Team Nickerson is happy to support them any way we can. Matt Kerr has a special connection to the place, as it is strikingly similar to how he was raised on a 2.7-acre property near Victoria where his parents rescued all types of animals.
There is no shortage of worthy causes to support in this world and, as a local Canadian business, we believe it is our duty to get behind those that we are particularly passionate about. The above three organizations are a sampling of charities that Team Nickerson finds especially important, and we couldn’t be more proud of the work they are doing to make Canada a leader in the world of social and environmental justice.