Rick’s Heart Foundation is the result of the philanthropy of renowned British Columbia businessman and founder of Diamond Delivery, Rick Diamond.
Issues such as addiction and homelessness affect over 400,000 people in BC alone. The Foundation works hard to improve the poverty situation in Surrey and the surrounding Greater Vancouver area by funding community building events and charities, addiction recovery centres and collecting monetary and clothing donations.
A message from our founder:
We have been a leader in the transportation and distribution industry for over 41 years. We owe our success to our loyal customers, devoted team, state of the art technology, and professional drivers. Giving back both at home and abroad has always been a priority and today we are working to take it a step further and build a new corporate model in which environmental initiatives and philanthropy are an integral part of who we are. We know from experience that doing good is not only good for business, but it is also the right thing to do.
Everyone has something they can contribute. In addition to providing financial support to worthy causes, we are able to support many organizations as a transportation company by assisting them with the transport of goods that would otherwise be prohibitively costly. We have used our transport capabilities locally for such things as summer lunch programs, pink shirts for Pink Shirt Day and internationally to deliver medical equipment to Africa.
Today, more than ever, corporations must step up to address the many serious humanitarian and environmental challenges that we face. We are determined, through our foundation and our companies, to make a difference. We invite you to join with us.
– Rick Diamond
Who We Support
We have provided the Operation Nicaragua Project (Kamloops Firefighters Charity) and the people of Nicaragua with equipment to improve the lives of thousands of children. Diamond Delivery has also been a financial contributor to make these projects a reality. In the past, Diamond Delivery sent a full playground that is now a permanent fixture in a community in Nicaragua enjoyed by many children daily!
The mission of Make-A-Wish® Canada is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Our staff have worked hard and raised funds to grant two wishes so far. They are currently working to raise funds to grant their third wish.
We sponsor a monthly pizza night, continuously for 10 years, to feed the homeless in the Whalley area at Nightshift Ministries. Thank you to staff member Jeannine and her mom for taking the time to hand out the pizza and help make many people feel taken care of. In past years we have purchased an RV for their “Care Bus”, supported their local events and provided complimentary shipping services when needed.
We contribute to the Union Gospel Mission to aid in events such as their annual Thanksgiving dinner, annual summer BBQ (providing our train for the kids) and ongoing funding to help feed the homeless and those who battle with addictions.
Our staff proudly raised $56,000 to purchase a SIM Baby to assist the Surrey Memorial Hospital Staff in training to take the best possible care of babies. As well, we were the main sponsor for the Tulips for Tomorrow Program. Tulips for Tomorrow was created in 2007 as a way to encourage people to support Surrey Memorial Hospital and help beautify the community.
Our Founder Rick Diamond and his company Diamond Delivery has partnered with Compassionate Resource Warehouse to ship much needed supplies to the people of Mosul, Iraq. Volunteers work to unload and distribute items to their designated destinations. We are very grateful that it made it there successfully to support the people of Mosul, Iraq.
Rick’s Heart Foundation is a long time supporter of JVA and are incredible proud of the impact they have had on many individuals lives. The John Volken Academy addiction recovery program is modeled after the therapeutic community approach to addiction treatment, providing students with healthy lifestyle changes needed to live successful and sober lives, in the long term. The treatment programs are supported by a board of directors and receive consultation from addiction professionals and healthy-living specialists. Combining the therapeutic community approach with professional guidance makes this program extremely effective and truly life-changing.
…and all of our generous donors!
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#301b, 8352 – 130th St
“Our mission at Rick’s Heart Foundation is to make a positive difference in the world by supporting those at risk in our local community and beyond.”