Heritage Helps

At Heritage, we believe that every child has the right to an education which moulds their personalities, abilities and talents. We are mindful of our corporate responsibility and the impact we can make not just locally in Canada but also in other countries we visit or distribute our education savings plans. The Heritage Helps program is particularly designed to give back to the communities in which we live, work, and play.

Our agencies have been putting their hearts into the betterment of their communities for a long time. We want to acknowledge their good deeds and to make it a culture of the entire Heritage organization.

Heritage donations assist Bacaanda Foundation in bringing school supplies to rural communities in Huatulco, Mexico. 

In Heritage’s most recent Heritage Helps project, we reached out to The Bacaanda Foundation in Huatulco, Mexico. This foundation was established to help townships like Hualtuco and the surrounding area. Working in close collaboration with local leaders, the foundation targets the community's most pressing urgent needs through healthcare, literacy, recreation and vocational programs.

This fantastic foundation inspired us to collect and donate school supplies and day to day items like toothbrushes, to assist children in the surrounding Huatulco communities. The donations were passed out to over 178 children in the mountain villages surrounding Huatulco, and to two other schools; one in a rural community and other a local high school. In addition, the donations went towards a breakfast for one of the schools, as well as, towards supporting additional programs run by the Bacaanda Foundation.

“We are so grateful to you for considering Bacaanda Foundation to make your donations when you came to Huatulco” said Britt Jarnryd, President of El Sueno Zapoteco, Bacaanda Foundation. “The cash donations were used to support the artist workshop program, which sells the artwork to bring dental care, books and other education materials to these villages”.

Heritage Helps was honoured to be part of such a wonderful organization and so pleased that theses deserving children were so excited to receive their gifts. We thank Bacaanda Foundation for letting us be part of their important work.

Pictured (from left to right):  Lyndie Headley; Onofrio Loduca, Jason Maguire, Lisa Rene Hanna, Member of Parliament for Saint Ann South Eastern and Minister of Youth and Culture; and Scott McIndless.

Our agencies have been putting their hearts into the betterment of their communities for a long time. We want to acknowledge their good deeds and to make it a culture of the entire Heritage organization.

During our Circle of Excellence Convention in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, representatives from our convention visited Windsor Lodge Children's Home, a facility run by the Salvation Army. Many of the children, having at least one parent, were living at the Home because their families were not able to care for them. At the time of our visit, the Salvation Army was making a difference for 38 girls and 13 boys. Heritage Helps made a generous donation of cash, clothing and school supplies for these children.

Heritage Executives Pictured (back row from left to right): Bill Tkach, Jason Maguire, Onofrio Loduca, Scott McIndless and Dilan Frost presenting a cheque for $4,000 to teachers and students form the School of La Ceiba.

Well in Dominica Republic, Heritage Helps selected the Primary School of La Ceiba the recipient of their donations. While visiting the school our President, Jason Maguire discovered that there was no electricity in school. Click here to watch a short video of this experience.

In addition to the cash, clothing, school supplies collected from convention attendees, Heritage also donated $4,000 to help the school install electricity for the first time in their history.

These pictures above are the supplies collected during the Dominican convention.

Pictures of children of Casa Hogar Esperanza at the Circle of Excellence Convention.

Most recently Heritage Helps visited a small orphanage called "Casa Hogar Esperanza", just outside of Cancun, Mexico. This "House of Hope and Faith" is run by Asencio and Esther Mancilla who started this home nearly 20 years ago when an infant was left on their doorstep. Through a local agency, our executives got a chance to visit the orphanage. To help the Mancillas convert some rooms for educational purposes, Heritage donated money and other donations including household supplies, food, clothing and school supplies. Seeing the beautiful smiles on the children that day, reassured us that corporately we can make a difference in someone's life everyday.