The Original FARM, a small community cannabis retail store, has grown into one of the largest cannabis retailers in Canada, now serving over 28,000 members from all walks of life. Early on, we established a philanthropy fund using the $2 service fees from in-store ATM’s to raise money for local charities. FARM’s philanthropy initiative supports a range of charities important to FARM’s staff and clientele.
The Original FARM’s current charitable recipient has asked to remain anonymous (online) due to the sensitive nature of their work. The organization provides emergency shelter, counselling, and support services for families under pressure. Learn more by visiting FARM Downtown or FARM Hillside.
Through donating every $2 ATM service fee, FARM’s members and staff have raised $150,000 for the BC Cancer Foundation. These donations have supported life-saving immunotherapy research, taking place in Victoria at the BC Cancer Agency’s Deeley Research Centre, and have helped expand access to PET/CT Imaging across British Columbia.
FARM IS LOOKING TO GROW THE SPONSORSHIP RECIPIENT LIST
Charities within the criteria of: mental and physical health, emergency and affordable housing, food security, veterans, indigenous communities, seniors, animals, and environmentalism will be prioritized. The organization must make a significant, local impact with reasonable administrative expenses relative to their capacity to change the landscape in their area of focus.
If you work for a charity organization and would like to collaborate with our team, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with information.
Federal legalization (October 2018) will create compliance issues which may limit our freedom to act on charitable opportunities that arise. All sponsorship opportunities will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis in accordance with governmental guidelines.