Human-Kind is a movement that encourages and celebrates continued kindness in our community.
- Support Families
- Community Kindness
- Create a Platform
Provide support to vulnerable families on the North Shore, especially in the wake of COVID-19.
Foster a sense of community through a shared appreciation for kindness.
Create a Platform
Create a sustainable platform for celebrating kindness and support.
A West Vancouver resident, Karim Virani is extremely passionate about his community and strives to make it a better place. He began Human-Kind with a vision; one that celebrates shared and continued kindness in our community. In the wake of Covid-19, Karim saw a community in need and an opportunity to bring his vision into reality. By bringing together a team including founding businesses and five post-secondary interns, Karim made his vision of Human-Kind into the North Shore-wide initiative it is. His passion towards food security and a community movement evolved into the Human-Kind meal kit and bracelet and have shaped Human-Kind and its creation.
Virani Real Estate Advisors
Virani Real Estate Advisors is a West Vancouver based business that is operating worldwide. Founded by Karim Virani, Virani Real Estate Advisors is a leading partner of Human-Kind. The luxury real estate firm is passionate about giving back to the community and Human-Kind has greatly benefitted from their generosity, time and mentorship. Involved since the beginning of the initiative, Virani has been instrumental in aiding and advising the Human-Kind team and helping to bring the Human-Kind vision to life.
Earls Kitchen and Bar
Head quartered on the North Shore and operating more than 66 restaurants throughout Canada and the US, Earls Kitchen and Bar believes in community, family and the genuine connections that are possible over a shared meal. Sympathetic to the food security issue on the North Shore and quick to grasp the value of healthy and nutritious meals for those in need, they signed on as our partner meal creator and provider. Together, Earls and Human-Kind are feeding our community one meal at a time.
A proud members of the North Shore community, Neptune Terminals has been connecting Canadian commodities to world markets for more than 50 years. The company has a longstanding commitment to supporting organizations that contribute to a strong and healthy North Shore community and signed on as the first lead partner for Human-Kind. Neptune’s early investment in Human-Kind helped made it possible for us to move from idea to reality – funding the initial 300 meals.
Palmer Stamnes DDB
Palmer Stamnes DDB or PSDDB is a communications agency based in Vancouver that shifts towards a new model of marketing that blends local independence with global connections. They deliver brand design, digital solutions and creative communications based on shifts in marketing effectiveness knowledge, coupled with a shift to a forward focused, efficient, open and collaborative approach to working. CEOs Frank Palmer and Bob Stamnes believe in corporate social responsibility and and are active philanthropists. PSDDB's gracious funding has assisted in providing several hundred meals.
"Human-Kind fits with one of our beliefs. Humanity. Caring for and helping others whenever and wherever we can."
- Frank Palmer, Chairman & CEO
Vitasave is a 100% Canadian owned and operated natural health eCommerce company headquartered in beautiful Vancouver BC, with a retail store in North Vancouver and a flagship store downtown, as well as warehouses in Vancouver and Toronto. Vitasave carries something for everyone, with 7500 natural health products across more than 250 brands, including vitamins, supplements, food, pet care and lifestyle products. Founded in 2013 by three brothers Ali, Amir and Adam Assadkhan, Vitasave has quickly become the industry leader in Canadian natural health. Vitasave's gracious donation has funded over 1,500 meals.
"When we learned that Human-Kind was a local charity feeding families on the North Shore, we immediately offered to help. We are humbled to be able to contribute to a great cause and give back to the community that's given us so much"
Capilano Rock and Gem
Serving the North Shore since 1976, Capilano Rock and Gem has many community ties and a strong passion for bettering the community. Their partnership has been integral in bringing our vision of the Human-Kind bracelet to life while maintaining our local values. By providing materials for The Human-Kind Bracelet at a wholesale price, Capilano Rock and Gem is ensuring that as many funds as possible goes towards feeding our community.
4th Street Laser Engravers
4th Street Laser Engravers are responsible for engraving all Human-Kind logo charms. As a North Vancouver business, owners Ruth and John are extremely passionate about their community and that is reflected in the beautiful work they do. Creating the Human-Kind logo charms at a discounted price is allowing Human-Kind's message to spread across the North Shore and maximizing profits that go towards meals.
In House Creations
In House Creations is a Local North Vancouver creative studio that specializes in designing & developing branded clothing and merchandise for businesses. We have partnered with In House Creations to design specialty Human-Kind branded products to use as a method of fundraising for meals.
North Shore Family Services
Lookout Housing & Health Society
Harvest Project is a North Shore community relief organization providing vital support to vulnerable residents from Deep Cove to Horseshoe Bay. In one of the wealthiest regions in Canada, the critical needs of families are often hidden and services are scarce for those who find themselves in desperate times. Food security – the ability to access adequate, nutritional food – has been particularly exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Harvest Project is an invaluable and supportive ally for Human-Kind in terms of identifying the need in our community, and facilitating the distribution of Human-Kind meals to families and individuals in need across the North Shore.
North Shore Family Services Family Services is a non-profit, community-based agency. For over 60 years, North Shore Family Services have been committed to making deep and lasting impact across the entire North Shore, from Deep Cove to Bowen Island and every point in between. They offer counselling, support, education, and volunteer engagement opportunities. Each week, Human-Kind allocates meals to North Shore Family Service clients. The main demographic of individuals receiving Human-Kind meals through North Shore Family Services are vulnerable seniors. The North Shore Family supports their clients by offering delivery services to ensure all have access to weekly Human-Kind meals.
Lookout Housing & Health Society is a non-profit charitable organization established in 1971, offering a range of programs, housing and health solutions to vulnerable adults living with multiple challenges. We have partnered with Lookout Housing & Health Society on the North Shore, to provide weekly meals to the vulnerable adults living in the temporary Lookout Shelters. Due to the impacts of the COVID-19, a demand for resources has increased across the North Shore. Human-Kind is happy to partner with Lookout Housing Lookout Housing & Health Society, North Shore shelters to provide weekly meals and provide relief to those experiencing difficult times.