Danielle’s Helping Hand

Danielle’s Helping Hand Fund provides prompt, one-time grants to individuals and families in our community living below the poverty line to help cover emergency or unexpected expenses. The fund is designed to fill gaps and provide support where no other community or government services are available. Expenses can include dental work, dentures, emergency or bereavement travel expenses, unexpected bills, rental arrears, and more.

Danielle’s Helping Hand Fund is 100% local. Every dollar raised in Powell River stays in Powell River! In 2021, we distributed over $40,000 to people in Powell River & the qathet regional district via Danielle’s Helping Hand.

You can apply for Danielle’s Helping Hand Fund if you:

  • Live in Powell River, Tla’amin, or qathet Regional District (Texada, Lund, south of town, etc.).
  • Live on a low income.
  • Have not received funding through Danielle’s Helping Hand Fund before.
  • Have a quote, bill, or other documentation of the expense, payable to a third party.
  • Have a social worker or community support worker familiar with your situation, who can verify your financial need and sign your application. If you’re not already connected with someone who can help, please contact the Poverty Law Advocate (604-485-0950 or povertylaw@telus.net) or Tla’amin Health (604-483-3009 or health@tn-bc.ca), who will be happy to assist.

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