Pictured here is Colyn Strong, President of Shift, handing our first donation to Johann Van Rensburg, President of IWOF. Shift donates $100 from every project we install in support of IWOF and we encourage our clients to match the donation, if they are interested in doing so.
IWOF is a Grace Orphanage, a home for orphaned children in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in central Africa currently houses 35 children providing shelter, clothing, food, health care and education.
With the help of International Widows & Orphans Fund (IWOF), 2 acres of land were purchased and construction of permanent facilities to house 60 orphans has been ongoing. The land is now fences and will also have a farm to grow their own food and harvest solar energy.
If you’ve engaged us in your journey going solar in the past, your support to us is being passed on to them as a part of bi-annual instalments as we support their journey. We are thrilled to be part of such an important initiative and look forward to encouraging and providing further support through our day to day interactions with clients devoted to making a difference.
Follow the project by checking out the below:
Nanaimo Foodshare Society Donation
The Nanaimo Foodshare Society is a local non-profit in the Nanaimo community. They had previously installed solar panels on their building to help with energy costs from a different solar installation vendor. In January 2018, thieves stole 4 of the Foodshare’s solar panels right off their roof. After hearing about the theft, Shift stepped up and donated new solar panels to get them up and running again. We are happy to say that the Foodshare society continues to produce cleaner power using solar energy thanks to the support of a number of local businesses.
You can see the solar panels power generation in action at:
Minor Hockey Sponsorship
Shift Energy Group has committed sponsorship funds to a number of Nanaimo Minor Hockey Association teams, as well as the Saanich Junior Braves in an effort to contribute to the development of young hockey players around the island!
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