As Canadians living in one of the best countries in the world, it’s hard to imagine living in extreme poverty everyday. We’ve been lucky to be able to grow up and live with an abundance of resources so it’s up to us to rise to the challenge and support global initiatives that have goals of tackling international issues.
The World Partnership Walk was started in 1985 by a group of women in Vancouver who came together to raise funds in order to support the work of the Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) so that they would be able to give back to the communities they grew up in. In that inaugural year, they raised $55,000 and persuaded 1,000 other Canadians to join them.
The World Partnership Walk has since grown into an annual event that takes place in 10 cities across Canada and as of 2019 has raised over $100 million to tackle global poverty and support international development.
Without a doubt, the impact that the Aga Khan Foundation Canada has had, through initiatives such as the World Partnership Walk, is massive and has significantly improved the quality of life for millions of people. What we may consider spare change can mean the difference between life and death, clean or dirty water and power or darkness for those living in extreme poverty. A small gesture can make a big difference to those living across the globe.
For over 15 years, the team here at Destination Auto Group has been a proud sponsor of the World Partnership Walk and has contributed over $500,000 to date towards helping people unlock their potential to build a better life. This year, on a sunny Sunday in June, the team joined more than 5,000 other caring Vancouverites for the 2019 World Partnership Walk because we understand the impact that our actions can leave in the global community.
We, at Destination Auto Group believe that small acts of kindness can create a ripple effect and have a lasting impact on society. Corporate social responsibility is important to our team and we truly believe in engaging in initiatives that will improve the lives of people on a global scale.