The Habit Course ~ John Volken Academy

The Habit Course ~ John Volken Academy

The Habit Course

Rick’s Heart Foundation sponsored ‘The Habit Course’ for students at John Volken Academy. We believe that equipping people with the correct tools will help them create a firm foundation for lifelong sobriety. Thank you for Hydra Labs for providing interactive teaching to the students.

Recovery is possible!


Recovery is possible!

To learn more about the John Volken Academy or to inquire about their program visit their website at John Volken Academy.

Visit Hydra Labs HERE.

Ronald McDonald Family Room in Surrey

Ronald McDonald Family Room in Surrey

Ronald McDonald Family Room Sponsor

Everyone here at Rick’s Heart Foundation is excited to announce that we are now a sponsor for the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Surrey Memorial Hospital. Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon cares for families of children whose health needs take them far from home and keeps families together, providing comfort, compassion, and a sense of community when it matters most. This lines up perfectly with what Rick’s Heart Foundation believes in; a sense of community is critical during hard times. We are proud to support this much-needed program in Surrey, BC, providing this respite and support for families in their time of need.


Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

Lao Tzu

Stay up-to-date with everything the Ronald McDonald House is up to on their Facebook page.

Surrey Memorial Hospital Simulation

Surrey Memorial Hospital Simulation

Simulation Baby for Surrey Memorial Hospital

Back in 2011, in partnership with the staff at Diamond Delivery, we raised over $25,000 to purchase a SIM Baby for Surrey Memorial Hospital. Ten years later and we are excited to see the vast impact this donation has made. Recently, we received this report from the Surrey Hospitals Foundation. Seeing the thousands of hours in training that this simulation baby has provided is exciting. 

Thank you to all healthcare providers for your dedication, sacrifice, and time. 

Want to know what else Rick’s Heart Foundation has been up to?

Visit OUR IMPACT page.

Delivery of donations to Surrey Urban Mission

Delivery of donations to Surrey Urban Mission

Surrey Urban Mission

In late January 2021, Surrey Urban Mission (SUMS) reached out to us for some help with shipping. They had received a donation of 13 pallets of much-needed items. We stepped up to pick up the items from Vancouver airport and delivery them to their shelter. Surrey Urban Mission has been taking excellent care of the marginalized population in Surrey, BC, during this pandemic. SUMS shelters offer a safe community filled space to all those who call them home.

Thank you to all the staff and volunteers at SUMS for all you do! 

Dear Rick’s Heart Foundation,

I wanted to say a huge thank you for organizing this delivery of donations for us.

We had pallets of water, juices, snack bars that we have been in desperate need of so thank you so much for helping us. There was no way we could have been able to get this incredible donation on our own.

We are very grateful.

Many thanks,

Romeo Kabanda,
Director of Operations/ Volunteer Coordinator at Surrey Urban Mission

About Surrey Urban Mission

Since 1995, they have been a part of serving the Whalley Community. Their mission is to transform lives in the Spirit of Christ; within a community that cares, welcomes, and supports those in need while assisting them to participate in society. SUMS offers meal services, two shelters, and community services connections. Stay up to date with all that Surrey Urban Mission does HERE.

A Christmas miracle in Haiti

A Christmas miracle in Haiti

Rick’s Heart Foundation, along with Diamond Delivery, have been long-time supporters for Compassionate Resource Warehouse. Below is a Thank You note they sent us about a Christmas miracle in Haiti. It fills our hearts with so much love to see children experiencing Christmas joy. 

A Christmas Miracle

Back in December, the Foundation for the Children of Haiti were on a mission to send Christmas presents to the children at Hope Home in Haiti. Normally the team travels and works at the home twice a year and carries the presents in their luggage. Covid restricted travel in 2020 but the team was undeterred.

Thank you to the incredible support of Diamond Delivery and Rick’s Heart Foundation for making sure the packages arrived just in time to meet an Air Transat flight. After numerous connections, it was cleared from customs just moments before the party was to begin.

The children were already for their party and were absolutely overjoyed to see the unexpected truck arrive with their presents! The smiles say it all. I am sure the noise was heard all over the neighbourhood.

The smiles and laughter and joy were felt here in Victoria as well. All of us who were involved were adding our joyful praise along with the children in Haiti.

Miracles do occur- and Christmas ones are incredibly special.

The Compassionate Resource Warehouse (CRW) is a registered Canadian charity based in Victoria, British Columbia. Since our launch in 1999, our volunteers have collected, processed, packaged and shipped a variety of donated goods and equipment to responsible charities and other groups around the world. These goods are distributed free of charge to people in need and provide opportunity and hope. CRW has shipped over 500 filled containers to 70+ countries!

Stay up to date with all they are doing HERE.