Organization-wide, Cactus Club Cafe works with charities such as our long-standing partner: the Make-A-Wish Foundation™. We have hosted hundreds of Make-A-Wish dinners for children and their families as a bon voyage prior to their dream holiday. And we also hold an annual Make-A-Wish dessert promotion whereby Cactus Club Cafe donates proceeds to help grant a wish for a child facing a life-threatening illness.
At the local level, we have supported organizations such as the Sarah McLachlan School of Music, Templeton High School and the Boys Club Network:
Sarah’s School Of Music
The Sarah McLachlan School of Music provides after school music education at no cost to children and youth facing challenging cultural, social or economic circumstances. This includes students from Templeton High School whose culinary program is also one of Cactus Club’s main charities. Sarah’s vision is founded on the belief in the enriching power of music and the importance of creative community which allows the children to connect with others and themselves. The Sarah McLachlan School of Music provides after school music education at no cost to children and youth facing challenging cultural, social or economic circumstances. Cactus Restaurants has donated computers for the school’s Sound Lab, which has created additional openings for waitlisted students.
Templeton High School
Through a partnership with Templeton High School in East Vancouver, Cactus Club Cafe is able to connect with young members in a community that may not have otherwise had the opportunity to pursue a career in the culinary arts. Through the career preparation program at this local high school, students taking part in the program gain valuable work experience within our restaurants to meet certain graduation requirements. Since inception of this partnership, 70 students have been involved in this program.
Other Charitable Donations
In addition to supporting charities on a company-wide level, we also empower our restaurants to support causes of their choice so we can make a meaningful impact at the local community level.
Sponsorship of charities typically involve cooking, catering, volunteering and service. We also donate Cactus Club Cafe gift cards to help a wide range of organizations in their fundraising efforts.
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