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The Nature Trust of BC

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The Nature Trust of BC protects the natural riches of British Columbia. Since 1971, the conservation organization has acquired, protected, and cared for over 175,000 acres across BC. With over 480 ongoing conservation projects, The Nature Trust of BC is making sure that the natural ecosystems of BC are preserved for generations to come.

Canadian Mattress Recycling is proud to have supported The Nature Trust of BC since 2014, donating $9790 to the organization. We’re delighted to support an organization such as theirs and their ongoing critical conservation projects in the province we call home.

In 2020, Canadian Mattress Recycling Inc. proudly donated $5,000 towards The Nature Trust of BC. Throughout the years, we have been advocates of wildlife and nature protection. With Nature Trust British Columbia, we feel our goal is shared. We hope our donation helps maintain a harmonious relationship between humans and #nature

In 2021, Canadian Mattress Recycling Inc. proudly donated $5,000 towards The Nature Trust of BC. We strive to support the great work that this wonderful organzation does for the wildlife of out provice. The Nature Trust of BC is greatly appreciated!

Canadian Mattress Recycling Inc. is Metro Vancouver’s dedicated mattress and furniture recycler based on Annacis Island. Since 2011, we’ve recycled over 25 million pounds of mattress and furniture, diverting them from local landfills. We’ve supported over 90+ organizations to date through our philanthropic initiatives. Read more about the other organizations we support here.

Cheetah Conservation Fund Canada

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Our Donation to Cheetah Conservation Fund Canada

Since 2014, Canadian Mattress Recycling has donated $7,300 to Cheetah Conservation Fund Canada. Our funds have supported cheetah conservation programs in Namibia, saving these felines from extinction. We’re always delighted to support global conservation initiatives — we believe that through environmental stewardship, we can make the world a better place.

In 2020, we have donated $5,000 to this charity.

Keep reading to learn about the CCFC and what they do for cheetahs.

Cheetah Conservation Fund Canada supports the research and conservation projects taking place to protect these majestic felines. The Canadian arm of the organization fundraises for four programs: educational outreach in schools across Namibia, farmer education, livestock guard dog training, and cheetah rehabilitation.

But you may be wondering – why cheetahs?

Cheetahs are the fastest land mammal on Earth, but even they cannot outrun the threat of extinction. Cheetahs, much like other wildlife, increasingly face pressure from human settling in the grasslands they call home. Over decades of conflicts, the cheetah population has dwindled. Now less than 7100 cheetahs roam the wild.

The cheetah is also an apex predator, which means their presence keeps natural ecosystems in sync. When their population is threatened, this poses a massive risk for local ecosystems and natural habitats.

How cheetahs are struggling in the wild

Also, when cheetahs enter human settlements, stalking livestock, they get caught in traps. These injured felines are then killed or disposed off by local farmers who only want to protect their livelihoods.

What can we do to save the cheetahs?

As a long-time sponsor for Cheetah Conservation Fund Canada, we highly recommend making a charitable donation of any amount to the organization. The Cheetah Conservation Fund – the parent organization – actively sends biologists and conservationists to Namibia and other regions where cheetahs roam. They work with farmers to train livestock guard dogs, which have been able to keep cheetahs away from towns and villages. They also help rehabilitate injured cheetahs, nursing them back to health before sending them into the wild. CCF also educates the next generation of farmers and land managers in regions with cheetahs. They work with locals to reduce the number of conflicts with cheetahs. Together, they’re ensuring that humans and these felines can co-exist on Earth.

Interested in learning more about the CCFC?

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Critter Care Wildlife Society

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Another long-time recipient of our charitable donations, Critter Care Wildlife Society is a well-known organization that rehabilitates injured animals. In 2018 alone, they’ve admitted over 1,700 animals, providing critical medical care and rehabilitation before they can be re-released into the wild. This year, Canadian Mattress Recycling donated $1,000 to the charity so that it can continue to do great work. To date since 2015, we’ve donated $2180 to Critter Care Wildlife Society.

Read our blog post about Critter Care Wildlife Society.

In 2020,  we donated $500 towards this charitable cause.

Canadian Mattress Recycling Inc. is Metro Vancouver’s dedicated mattress and furniture recycler based on Annacis Island. Since 2011, we’ve recycled over 25 million pounds of mattress and furniture, diverting them from local landfills. We’ve supported over 90+ organizations to date through our philanthropic initiatives. Read more about the other organizations we support here.

Wildlife Rescue Association

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Since 2014, we’ve donated $1150 to the Wildlife Rescue Association. Our latest donation to them was in August 2019.

In 2020, we have donated $500 to this charity.

Ocean Legacy Foundation

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Ocean Legacy is one of our favourite charities to support.  The work they do cleaning up shorelines here in BC and globally makes such a positive impact.  That’s why we were happy to be able to donate another $500 to them in May 2021, bringing our total donations to them since 2016 to $1,400.

SAINTS (Senior Animals In Need Today Society)

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Senior Animals in Need Today Society

Mission, BC houses SAINTS (Senior Animals In Need Today Society), an end-of-life sanctuary for senior and special needs animals. Since 2004, the organization has supported all kinds of animals that come into their care. Providing a permanent home to elderly companion animals ensure they receive the love and care they so rightly deserve. Medical treatments are also available for animals at SAINTS.

Our Donation to SAINTS

Since 2016, Canadian Mattress Recycling has donated many pet beds to the sanctuary. We have also donated $500 to help with the medical and housing needs of these animals. The cushions that we donate are in good condition, salvaged from old furniture we recycle.

In 2020, we have donated $500 to this charity.

SAINTS Programs and Fundraisers

Every year, SAINTS raises funds for medical bills. In 2017 alone, vet bills total $205,000. Most of the resident animals arrive at the sanctuary with huge vet bills. By fundraising and running a sponsorship program, SAINTS can continue providing care for these animals. Last year, SAINTS ran a fundraiser called “the Amazing Raise” where groups raised funds for specific species of animals, from dogs to horses, to cats and bunnies. The Amazing Race occurs annually, so be sure to stay up to date for the next time it’s around!

The Sponsorship Program

The medical care and attention new arrivals need can be pricy. The average monthly vet bill is $10,000. Therefore, the organization has opened a sponsorship program to allow people to sponsor an animal of their choice. Dogs, cats, rabbits, and barnyard animals are all open to sponsorship. Sponsorship is a fantastic way to provide care and love towards an animal – especially if you can’t foster or adopt one.


Twitter: @SAINTSrescue

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This blog post is brought to you by Canadian Mattress Recycling, Metro Vancouver’s mattress recycler.

Giraffe Conservation Foundation

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Our Donation

Since 2018, we’ve contributed $840 towards the Giraffe Conservation Foundation. The Giraffe Conservation Foundation, as its name suggests, advocates on behalf of these long-legged creatures to ensure they can thrive in their natural habitats. Giraffes are critically endangered animals. They’re so rare that it’s easier to spot an elephant in the wild. Just in the last few decades, the giraffe population in sub-Saharan Africa have dwindled. There are less than 97,000 giraffes in the wild now.

Saving Giraffes

The extinction of these creatures is “silent”, because we normally don’t think about giraffes. We think about tigers, lions, and cheetahs, and the struggles they face surviving in the 21st century. However, not much thought have been given to giraffes. That doesn’t stop the Giraffe Conservation Foundation however, from fighting to keep these animals from extinction.

Through their on-the-ground advocacy, GCF has worked with communities in Uganda to relocate giraffes into one of three national parks. There, these creatures will be protected from poachers. They are also able to receive medical treatment if needed, once there. This is just one of their projects – be sure to visit their website to learn more about their conservation efforts.

Help us spread the word!

At Canadian Mattress Recycling, we’re delighted to support conservation programs such as the Giraffe Conservation Foundation. In 2018, we fundraised $840, all of which will go to the GCF to protect these fragile creatures.

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