We know we’re who we are because of where we are, and it’s incredibly important for us to give back to the community that shapes us. While we donate ad hoc too many charities, these are the core three we support throughout each year.
Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre
The Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre is a focal point of our community, committed to ensuring a food secure community where all people have access to safe, affordable, and nutritious food.
Every winter we donate pallets of oats to the Food Bank. The oats are grown by Saskatchewan farmers to feed Saskatchewan people. In 2016, the donation resulted in 25,000+ servings of oats for breakfast! We’re proud to help out, and we put it on our Christmas card to raise awareness and potential support.
Seeds for Dreams
Seeds for Dreams is a source of early stage financing without transfer of equity or debt obligations for small female-led Saskatchewan businesses. Quarterly a group of people (men and woman) get together to support small business in Saskatchewan in a unique pitch and vote event.
For more information on how to apply or participate as a donor, visit seedsfordreams.ca or on Facebook at Seeds for Dreams.
Ranco’s been a hole sponsor of the Riverside Vipond Golf Classic for many years—even though we don’t golf—as it funds projects making contributions to the lives of persons with intellectual disabilities.
Vipond proceeds have gone to:
- help children with disabilities attend a summer day camp
- expand a Cosmo area for the Community Enriched Support program — a low stimulation environment for participants to thrive
- build a full-sized gym and fitness centre at Elmwood, a cafeteria, and an entrance canopy