Legacy Of Caring
The Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver is a charitable organization that provides support services to some of society's most vulnerable populations – women, girls and children at risk of involvement, involved in or affected by the justice system. Our more than two dozen programs work to break the cycle of poverty, addiction, mental illness, homelessness and crime.
At EFry, we believe every life has value. All people are entitled to dignity and respect. And everyone has a right to belong. For over 70 years that has been our legacy. And our promise.
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Sophia and her young family immigrated to Canada in 2007 to seek a better life, enjoy freedoms and opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Instead, Sophia’s home became a prison...
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How the Smile Card works
As part of EFry's fundraising efforts, we are pleased to be a participating charity in Thrifty Foods Smile Card program. Upon request, EFry will mail a reloadable card that can be used to purchase goods at any Thrifty Foods. Then, Thrifty Foods will donate five per cent of all amounts loaded onto the card to EFry, which we will use to purchase food for our drop-in centre and residential program clients. If you choose to register your card number with us, then if you should ever lose your card, it can be immediately cancelled and any funds remaining will be transferred to a new one. Cards can be loaded at Thrifty's customer service or any cashier prior to ringing up your order. The Smile Cards are used to make your purchase and the donation is automatically forwarded to EFry. We hope you will request a card, and encourage friends and family to do the same.