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Sidoo Family Giving Collaborates with World Vision Project RUDI

David and Sidoo Family Giving is proud to collaborate with Nav Bhatia, Toronto Raptors superfan, in funding the World Vision project “RUDI” (Rise up Daughters of India). The project has worked to install sanitisation systems in the Punjab village schools in India so that hundreds of female students have restroom facilities at learning institutions, vastly improving conditions around gender-equal access to education in communities. 

Without separate washrooms, female students in rural India have limited options. Some are forced to use a nearby field, risking their safety, health and dignity. Most girls decide to stop going to school rather than endanger themselves.

I have witnessed first-hand the bias against our daughters in India. By simply improving school facilities for girls, we are showing everyone that a girl’s education is important. This is the importance of Rise Up Daughters of India.

~Nav Bhatia, Toronto Raptors Superfan,
World Vision Ambassador

New Westminster Secondary School Breakfast Club Program

Through the Breakfast Club of BC Foundation, Dylan and Jordan Sidoo are proud to support the New Westminster Secondary School Breakfast Club Program. Across Canada, it is estimated that one in four children don’t eat a proper breakfast.

The Breakfast Club programs provide a chance for students to connect with their peers, their teachers, the principal, it’s a place where if parents have to go to work early, and there’s not a place for them to go and no one to help them make breakfast, it’s a safe warm place parents can bring their kids to in the morning.

We encourage others to help with there local Breakfast Club Programs across Canada by visiting https://www.breakfastclubcanada.org

COVID-19 Emergency Program Update

To deal with the COVID-19 outbreak and address the needs of Vancouver’s most vulnerable. Sidoo Family Giving recently provided sanitizers and masks to residents of Oppenheimer Park. In order to prevent the threat we need to unite and protect our most vulnerable communities. “The situation is serious, and it is urgent. In a neighborhood where space, food, supplies, and everything is shared, if we have one infection, it could decimate this entire community,” DTES SRO Collaborative Society’s Wendy Pedersen says.

We encourage others to help where they can including supporting the Downtown East Side Response Group.

COVID-19 Emergency Program

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Sidoo Family Giving has started working with non-profits to provide hand sanitizers and masks to low-income women and children, vulnerable seniors, and others in need in our community. 

The foundation has now worked with four programs in Vancouver run by non-profits like Whole Way House, 10th Avenue Church, and Sikh Temples in both Richmond and Vancouver. This initiative will deliver hundreds of masks and sanitizers to families and seniors impacted by the pandemic. 

We also wanted to share with our supporters a few preventative tips to help stop the spread of respiratory viruses, including COVID-19.

Public health resources for your staff, family, and community
BC Centre for Diesese Control
Practical Advice from the World Health Organization

Mental health resources for your staff, family, and community
Canadian Mental Health Association
KidsHelp Phone
Assaulted Women’s Help Line

East End Boys Club 54th Annual Leadership Breakfast

Wonderful event with the East End Boys Club at the 54th Annual Leadership Breakfast. Supporting the great work of Jimmy Crescenzo. Amazing leaders of today and future leaders of tomorrow!

The East End Boys Club society works with marginalized youth between the ages of 13 – 25. Our goal is to not only provide life-skills training but to also provide socio-emotional support, in school and post secondary guidance and the opportunities to pursue higher education in both academic and trades skills training. 

World Housing House Party, Change the Rules for Girls’ inaugural Fundraising Event

The first benefit for World Housing House Party, Change the Rules for Girls’ initiative raised almost $500,000 for a Cambodian housing project. Jordan, David and Manjy Sidoo were there to help raise funds and support this cause.

Read more in BC Business Magazine: https://www.bcbusiness.ca/World-Housing-House-Party—Change-the-Rules-for-Girls-2020

Jordan Sidoo and Dylan Sidoo Present $10,000 Donation to Breakfast Program

Jordan Sidoo, Dylan Sidoo

On December, 22, 2018, Jordan Sidoo and Dylan Sidoo presented Gladstone Secondary with a $10,000 donation to get the school’s breakfast program up and running.

Read the complete details in the Vancouver Sun.

Jordan Sidoo — Indo-Canadian Youngster Gets Government Honours

Jordan SidooIndo-Canadian youth leader Jordan Sidoo was recognized this past week by the BC Provincial Government for his outstanding community service.

Sidoo, who is the youngest son of well known Indo-Canadian businessman David Sidoo, was presented with a BC Certificate of Appreciation for his tireless efforts to enhance fairness, equality; cultural appreciation and social awareness and his wonderful contribution to the success of British Columbia and our society as a whole at such a young age.

Read the full article here.

Jordan Sidoo and Dylan Sidoo Founders & Directors of The Breakfast Club of BC

Jordan Sidoo

Dylan SidooIn British Columbia, 1 in 5 children is at risk of starting the school day without breakfast. According to teachers, children that come to school hungry are unable to concentrate, more lethargic, and more disruptive than their peers, causing them to lose 1 to 2 hours of valuable learning time every day.

Furthermore, food insecurity and poor nutrition in children increases their risk of developing chronic illnesses and mental health problems.

The Breakfast Club of BC strives to combat food insecurity and promote health and learning by implementing community-based breakfast programs in underserved elementary schools. By providing funding, kitchen equipment, training, and management tools, we endeavour to eradicate hunger among the province’s most vulnerable children.

May 7, 2019 Vancouver Sun Article: Adopt-A-School campaign raises record funds for B.C. kids

Dylan Sidoo and Jordan Sidoo – Leading Sidoo Family Giving’s Partnership with Warren Moon and the Crescent Moon Foundation

Jordan Sidoo and Dylan Sidoo

Jordan Sidoo, Warren Moon, & Dylan Sidoo

On July 23rd, 2015 Jordan and Dylan Sidoo joined Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee and nine-time Pro Bowl selection Warren Moon on the mound at Angels’ Stadium in Anaheim, California. The Sidoo brothers were celebrating this year’s Crescent Moon Foundation Scholarship award winners and the recently formed partnership between Sidoo Family Giving and the Crescent Moon Foundation.

Jordan and Dylan, who head up Sidoo Family Giving, have always been deeply committed to help enhance the lives of those less fortunate in their home town of Vancouver, BC, Canada. They come by it honestly, as their parents, David and Manjy Sidoo, have set a strong example of community leadership and stewardship through their many philanthropic endeavors in their Lower Mainland community.

Their strong sense of obligation to give back to their community in Canada has grown international wings as the brothers have led the charge in partnering with the Crescent Moon Foundation to help youth in America as well.

Jordan Sidoo, Dylan Sidoo

The Crescent Moon Foundation Scholarship Award Winners, Jordan Sidoo, Dylan Sidoo and Warren Moon.

The Crescent Moon Foundation is a logical strategic partner for Sidoo Family Giving, as both organizations share a very similar mission:

Established in 1989, the Crescent Moon Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support for educational pursuits that will benefit children most in need who have displayed a commitment to their community, as well as other charitable causes. As part of the Crescent Moon Foundation’s mission, the Rising Moon Scholarship Program awards ten scholarships of up to $5,000 annually to students that demonstrate a commitment to their community, excel in leadership and academics, and who are in need.

“My mother taught me at a young age the importance of giving back,” said Moon, a Los Angeles native and Washington Huskies alum. “Unfortunately, not all kids today have someone guiding them or providing them with the means for success. It is my sincere hope the Crescent Moon Foundation can assist in that regard.”

For more information on the Crescent Moon Foundation: http://www.crescentmoonfoundation.org/

Additional photos of the California event can be seen at the Crescent Moon Foundation Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HWarrenMoon1