Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Thank You Saputo !

We would like to acknowledge the commitment and passion of Saputo Dairy Products Canada to support the work of Isa Mundo Foundation throughout the years. In particular, the hard work of long time Isa Mundo supporter, Alan Yau. His dedication to coordinate with stores and Saputo allowed Isa Mundo to fulfill its commitment to provide KidSafe with 600 litres of milk and 200 dozen eggs for its lunch program.

This is a great example of individuals, businesses and non-profits coming together and collaborating to provide assistance to the most vulnerable in our community. Without this partnership, it would be challenging for Isa Mundo to continue its work. We are grateful for Saputo and we hope to continue this partnership in the future. 

A big thank you to Mundoers who volunteered to deliver food for KidSafe during this COVID crisis, we are aware of the risk but Mundoers were able to step up and remained safe and healthy while providing essential service to our community.

It has been a productive summer for Isa Mundo and we look forward to continuing our work in the Fall and the rest of 2020!


Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Salvation Army Community and Family Services

We are continuing our efforts to partner with local organizations that are in need of our support. This week, we visited and met the staff at Salvation Army Community and Family Services to learn more about its services and programs offered in the community.

The organization is always looking for volunteers both to deliver daily supplies, support services or assist in seasonal programs such as the Christmas Toy Program. Everyone is welcome to join and contribute different skills and talents or learn new things in a group environment.

Isa Mundo is committed to support Salvation Army's food hampers program and delivered much needed supply of bread and baked goods during its first on-site visit. Mundoers will be collecting additional food supplies in the coming weeks and help deliver food in the community. We invite everyone to lend a hand and share your time or resources to this organization. To learn more about the Salvation Army Community and Family Services and their programs, visit its location or website at Salvation Army Vancouver.



Monday, August 3, 2020

Bread for KidSafe

We are thankful for an anonymous donor who provided Isa Mundo with 150 loaves of bread to help organizations providing nutritious food in communities. We were able to work with KidSafe and donated all the bread to the organization and its summer lunch program partner BitterSweet Kitchen.

BitterSweet Kitchen provides scratch made lunches with quality ingredients for elementary schools, and kids spring break and summer camps in Vancouver. This summer, BitterSweet has volunteered to make lunches for KidSafe kids and families it serves.

Isa Mundo was able to learn about BitterSweet's operations and meet the dedicated staff providing support to KidSafe. We hope to continue supporting the two organizations this year.

To learn more about BitterSweet Kitchen, visit www.bittersweetkitchen.ca






Thursday, July 16, 2020

KidSafe Project Society

Isa Mundo Foundation is happy to announce a new partnership with KidSafe Project Society based in Vancouver, BC.

KidSafe provides support to the most vulnerable children via safety, meals and education programs, ensuring that children have access to things they need and reach their full potential. They are doing amazing work in the community. We reached out to KidSafe (Janelle Zwarych, Manager, Donor Engagement) as part our new focus on working with local organizations in our communities. Through various discussions, we were made aware that the organization was in need of sanitizers and PPEs in order for volunteers and kids/families they serve to remain safe and healthy.

Isa Mundo was made aware that Key West Ford (KWF), a local dealership in New Westminster had also been supporting local community organizations during  the COVID-19 crisis. Isa Mundo reached out to KWF (Joel Isfeld) and they were happy to help the kids, staff and volunteers of KidSafe. Isa Mundo coordinated the pick up and delivery of 150 litres of sanitizers, 500 masks and 700 gloves and face shields as an initial donation to KidSafe - who were ecstatic to receive these important supplies.

We would like to thank Key West Ford for supporting local community organizations by donating much needed supplies to front line workers and those who continue to provide essential services.

A big thank you to KidSafe for doing so much for kids and families who need help in our communities and we hope to provide additional support in the coming weeks.

To learn more about KidSafe please visit their website at www.kidsafe.ca

If you are in need of a new or used vehicle, we recommend the great folks at Key West Ford.



Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Supporting Heroes

Since the start of the COVID19 lockdown and travel bans, Isa Mundo has shifted its efforts in collaborating with local projects and organizations including providing much needed support to health care workers in our communities.

Isa Mundo is always looking to partner and with the help of Panago Pizza, we were able to deliver food to health care workers at the Langley Memorial Hospital, Langley BC. At the very least, we can help feed as many heroes as we can in the hospital and hope that we can make a small difference and to let them know we are thankful for all they do.

We are also grateful for the support of Panago and we hope to continue the partnership in the future.

Thank you to all the health care workers at the Langley Memorial Hospital. Your selfless service to the community is helping us all get through these tough times.


Friday, June 26, 2020

One Door Leads to Another

From time to time, we connect with people who are just as passionate about their work as they are with giving back to communities. We are always grateful when Isa Mundo meets such people and businesses to collaborate on a common goal.

As we look for additional storage for donations and create usable meeting space for volunteers, we need to be innovative in finding solutions during this COVID crisis. As we renovate a small garage space we needed to ensure it is secured and safe. Our volunteer contacted Lions Gate Garage Doors Ltd. (Alfredo) to provide a quote for a new garage door. Upon arriving on-site, Alfredo was able to provide sound advice and found a cost effective solution for our project. Alfredo was also keen on learning more about Isa Mundo and committed to helping us. Alfredo was able to contact North West Door (NWD) and in turn, NWD donated a garage door free of charge. Lions Gate Garage Doors Ltd. (LGGD) matched the in-kind donation by providing free labour to complete the project. 

Isa Mundo Foundation committed to donate to the Boca Education Project in Boca de Tomatlan, Mexico on behalf of LGGD and NWD based on their contributions. Our organization wanted to pay forward this kind gesture and continue to support our projects in communities we serve. We will be focusing on providing food hampers for families in Boca de Tomatlan via the local Food Bank. We will send an update from the community once our support reaches Boca in the coming week.

Thank you to North West Door and Lions Gate Garage Door Ltd, specially Alfredo - for their commitment to support our work and improve the lives of those less fortunate.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Update from Empowerment International

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We wanted to highlight the incredible work of Kathy Adams and her team at Empowerment International in Nicaragua. The organization, its staff and volunteers have committed to improve educational opportunities in the country since 2004 and its program has reached an annual school retention rate of over 96% since 2008 in communities they serve.

We still hope to return to Nicaragua in the near future to continue to find a way to collaborate and partner with Empowerment again. For those interested in sponsoring students and supporting Empowerment, please visit their website at www.empowermentinternational.org

For an update, please click on their current INTERNATIONAL NEWSLETTER.