What We Have is What We Give – Safe and the Children’s Health Centre
Philanthropy is a core part of our culture here at Safe Software. Since opening up shop 25 years ago, Don and Dale have strived to do right by their community. Whether it is supporting Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada’s Light the Night Walk or matching donations for various initiatives near and dear to Safers’ hearts (“Moosball” during the Movember season, Adopt-a-Family, and Vancouver Rape Relief Bowlathon, to name a few), the culture of giving is something we are passionate about.
“We’ve worked hard at Safe, and as we grew and became more successful, we wanted to find ways to give back to Surrey and our community in any way we could,” said Don Murray, co-founder and President of Safe Software.
Safe Software and the Surrey Hospital Foundation
On November 15th, Safe Software was honoured by the Surrey Hospital Foundation for its $1 million donation to the Children’s Health Centre.
Surrey Memorial Hospital will treat up to 50,000 children this year, and 43,000 will seek help from the Children’s Emergency Ward this year alone. This makes the Children’s Health Centre the busiest in the Fraser Valley, treating everything from a broken bone to childhood cancer. It was apparent that the need for an expansion was necessary to match the rapid growth Surrey is experiencing.
This is not the first time Safe Software has donated to the Surrey Hospital Foundation. Our relationship with the Foundation and their tireless work began in 2012 with a $250,000 donation towards the improvement of the Children’s Emergency Ward. This was followed by a $150,000 donation to the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Stabilization Unit in 2015, which provides urgent medical care to families and youths during a mental health crisis.
Investing in the Future
We believe in investing in the future, and we have a special interest in philanthropy related to youth. This gift to the Foundation towards their $6 million campaign to improve the Centre’s facilities and services will hopefully make a positive, lasting impact for the families and children who live in our community.
“We are delighted to make a difference,” said Dale Lutz, co-founder and VP of Development of Safe Software. “What you have is what you give away. We’re hoping that this encourages people to make a difference and give back.”