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Community Involvement

Community Involvement

We’re passionate about many things at Purdys Chocolatier. To name a few: 100% sustainable cocoa, our customers, our employees and our community.

We invest in 100% sustainable cocoa that directly supports programs that help children in rural cocoa-growing communities by providing essential medical care, clean drinking water and the funding to build, expand or repair local schools where children can learn valuable skills and gain new opportunities.

And since 2012, our customers have helped Purdys raise $75,000 for Variety – The Children’s Charity in partnership with Global BC. Variety – The Children’s Charity provides healthcare grants, mobility/communication equipment and life-enriching educational experiences for children with special needs in British Columbia.

We encourage and support our employees’ own fundraising initiatives through paid volunteer time or our donation matching program. We also host many employee fundraising drives (charity run/walks, bake sales, bottle drives) that help raise funds for many local charities or special sustainable cocoa projects such as the Sayoubakro Primary School Expansion in Côte d’Ivoire.

If you have a charity event or fundraiser coming up (a minimum of 30 days away) and you’re supporting initiatives or activities that promote children’s initiatives and/or physical wellness, please apply online to request a chocolate donation.