Rick’s Heart Foundation is the result of the philanthropy of renowned British Columbia businessman and founder of Diamond Delivery, Rick Diamond. In 2013, the Foundation became official as Canadian Registered Charity, to expand our impact.
Issues such as addiction, poverty and homelessness affect over 400,000 people in BC alone. The Foundation works hard to improve these situations in our Community of Surrey, BC, with a poverty rate of over 29%, and across the Globe. We do this by funding local CRA Registered Charities (that align with our mission), supplying Emergency vehicles and support oversea’s, addiction recovery centres and collecting/distributing monetary and clothing donations.
Rick’s Heart Foundation has impacted 100,000’s of lives internationally in over 20+ Countries, through our support of the following Canadian Registered Charites; Kamloops Fire Fighters Charity, Compassionate Resource Warehouse and Korle- Bu Neuroscience Foundation.
Taking care of our neighbors is a massive priority to Rick’s Heart Foundation. Everyone should have access to their basic need from; hygiene supplies, emergency support services and a network of people to support them in whatever season of life they are in. Through supporting projects such as Naskarz and Backpack Buddies, we are trying to help individuals get the support they need before their lives take a dangerous turn.
Rick’s Heart Foundation is proud to help make a difference in people’s lives daily.
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.
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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.”