What started as a simple idea that got thrown into a Slack channel one day, ended up coming to fruition about a month later, and wow am I glad that it did! Introducing our latest initiative in partnership with our Vancity Feature network, #VancityCommunityDay!

 

 

Here at Joda we have the ability to create great content, and not only that, we know how to get it out there so it reaches the right people. We’re also fortunate in that we’ve built Vancity Feature into a local network of over 55,000 subscribers now, so we’re uniquely positioned to support local organizations, charities, and not for profits with content and distribution. So that’s exactly what we’re planning to do here with Vancity Community Day.

One day out of every month our team will volunteer somewhere in our community to offer up our time, gear, and creative abilities to further the mission behind various local organizations that are positively impacting our city.

 

 

Our first edition of Vancity Community Day happened on March 31st, where we had the opportunity to work with Jeremy Hunka and Nicole Mucci from the Union Gospel Mission for their big Easter dinner for the downtown Eastside.

Every year UGM cooks up 2,000 lbs of ham, 900 lbs of scalloped potatoes, 270 litres of pineapple sauce, 750 lbs of mixed vegetables, 600 apple pies, 400 litres of ice cream, and 300 dozen buttered buns for Easter.

 

Giving back to the community has always been on our mind as entrepreneurs, so this was truly an memorable experience for our team and it’s really just the start. It’s exciting to think about the potential positive impact we can help usher into this city that we all love so much.

If you have an organization that would be interested in collaborating on this initiative, or know of one that you think would be a good fit, please reach out so we can see if there’s potential to work together on an upcoming Vancity Community Day! Best email to reach out to is: hello@vancityfeature.com

So with that, here’s a few pieces of the content we created and some of the initial reactions from the community. Stay tuned for future editions of coming soon! 😃

 

On March 31st team @vancity had the opportunity to volunteer with @ugmvancouver at their big Easter dinner for the community! @ugmvancouver does some incredible work here in Vancouver, so if you’re ever looking for a great organization to support or get involved with, be sure to follow and check out their page for more info! Thanks @ugmvancouver for making our experience such a great one! This volunteer experience was part of a new initiative we’re launching called #VancityCommunityDay. Every month our team will volunteer somewhere in our city for one day, with the goal of using our time, network and influence to promote positivity, giving back, helping one another, and shining a spotlight on some of the amazing local organizations that are lifting up our city. Our next community day will be coming up again soon so stay tuned, and if you have any ideas for who or what we should support in future chapters, we’re all ears! So with that, we’ll leave you with one question: how will you create a positive impact in your community? We’d love to hear in the comments below. Thanks @Vancity fam, have a wonderful weekend! #VancityFeature x #UGMVancouver

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[On volunteering in the DTES]: “Something that stood out to me was that we were all a bit unsure of what to expect going into this, and a bit worried that it would be an extreme and uncomfortable environment to be in, but at the end of the day the people that we were serving were just people – the same as us. The environment was positive and we’d come back in a heartbeat to volunteer again” -@tommyfinks of @vancity and @jodacreative • Wow! This Easter we served Thousands of Meals because of our volunteers! We had everyone from the team at @Vancity to @lunchwithmaria to @jlin7! The team behind @Vancity is sharing their highlights this week – head to their IG profile to learn more about them and their awesome photos. • This month, we are highlighting the incredible volunteers that make @ugmvancouver run – without all of you, we would not be able to operate – so thank you!

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[On Community]: “Being involved in our community is important because we’ve always been about making the most out of our opportunities , and with vanity Feature we have a really being opportunity to make a positive impact in our city – working with UGM was a great fit. The staff at UGM really stuck out to me, awesome people to work with! Seems like a real dream team, and honoured to have been a part of the volunteer team this Easter.” – @valerianwiebe ⠀ ⠀ •⠀ ⠀ Wow! This Easter we served Thousands of Meals because of our volunteers! We had everyone from the team at @Vancity to @lunchwithmaria to @jlin7! The team behind @Vancity is sharing their highlights this week – head to their IG profile to learn more about them and their awesome photos.⠀ ⠀ •⠀ ⠀ This month, we are highlighting the incredible volunteers that make @ugmvancouver run – without all of you, we would not be able to operate – so thank you!⠀ ⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ #vancity #vancityfeature #604eats #volunteer #giveback #dinner #eatvancouver #mealprep #vancityeats #volunteerwork #foodofIG #volunteervancouver #soupkitchen #socialgood #giveback #teamUGM #vancouverfoodie #vancouvereats #yvrfood #yvreats #dailyhivefood #igersvancouver #dtes #dtesvan #downtowneastside #nonprofit

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[On Volunteering]: We wanted to volunteer with UGM because…we’re passionate about being a part of the solution to problems in our community and serving those in need. We believe being involved in the community is important because this is where we live and work; we love Vancouver and the people that live here, and all it takes sometimes is to set an example yourself and watch as others get inspired to help as well.” @danielgogolin of @vancity and @jodacreative ⠀ ⠀ •⠀ ⠀ Wow! This Easter we served Thousands of Meals because of our volunteers! We had everyone from the team at @Vancity to @lunchwithmaria to @jlin7! The team behind @Vancity is sharing their highlights this week – head to their IG profile to learn more about them and their awesome photos.⠀ ⠀ •⠀ ⠀ This month, we are highlighting the incredible volunteers that make @ugmvancouver run – without all of you, we would not be able to operate – so thank you!⠀ ⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ #vancity #vancityfeature #604eats #volunteer #giveback #dinner #eatvancouver #mealprep #vancityeats #volunteerwork #foodofIG #volunteervancouver #soupkitchen #socialgood #giveback #teamUGM #vancouverfoodie #vancouvereats #yvrfood #yvreats #dailyhivefood #igersvancouver #dtes #dtesvan #downtowneastside #nonprofit #charity

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