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As we reflect on 2021, one of the most inspiring initiatives we participated in was the #commentsofkindness campaign. We asked you to give thanks to a charity in your community who was doing good things for others and the response was absolutely outstanding!

#CommentsofKindness by the numbers: 

  • 644 charities received a grant
  • 63 communities impacted
  • 10,985 comments across social media
  • every post generated a $25 donation (up to $2,500 per organization)
  • 4 grand prizes awarded
  • $250,000 invested in charities across BC

$25,000 grand prize recipients: 

  • Archway Community Services, Abbotsford
  • Enderby & District Community Resource Centre, Enderby
  • Cowichan Women Against Violence, Duncan
  • Discovery House, Penticton 
Congratulations to all 644 organizations who received the spirit of simple generosity through #commentsofkindness. Follow First West Foundation’s Instagram page (@firstwestfdn) and learn more about First West Foundation and some of the charities who received a #commentsofkindness donation. 



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