‘Green Gratitude’ Gives Back

CHEEKY’S CANNABIS – A GOOD NEIGHBOUR IN YOUR COMMUNITY.

Original Founder of World Housing, and long time advocate for solving global homelessness spearheads a new venture that will give back to end homelessness in the communities it serves.

Cheeky’s Cannabis is a bright spark coming to the community of Maple Ridge. Opening its first store on (address) in mid November  2020, it brings a fresh approach to the Cannabis Retail concept with its Cheeky’s ‘Green Gratitude’ program. Their commitment to giving back will support local homeless projects in every community it serves.

Cheeky’s ‘Green Gratitude’ giving program is deeply embedded in the core values of co-owners Laura Rowse and Ken Brookes, who have been involved in the fight against global homelessness since 2013 when they helped launch World Housing’s first ever safe housing project in Cambodia.

CHEEKY’S ‘GREEN GIVING’ IS FUNDING LOCAL PROJECTS FOR EVERY STORE IT OPERATES.

“We are committed to building a legacy fund in partnership with our charity World Housing. This fund will support local housing projects that provide safe supportive housing to people and families living without a home.  At our Maple Ridge Cheeky’s will be giving the service charge proceeds from every ATM transaction to housing first projects in the Maple Ridge community. Cheeky’s World Housing Fund will contribute to initiatives in communities it serves starting with RainCity Housing, one of World Housing’s growing number of local housing partners. These lower mainland based organizations run programs to support homeless individuals and Raincity helps people in desperate need in the Maple Ridge area. 

Cheeky’s plans to open new stores throughout the lower mainland, with the next slated for the Mission area. With every store it opens it will choose a project to give to locally ensuring that their communities continue to thrive and grow stronger through these powerful partnerships with local organizations.

“World Housing is a Vancouver based charity that chooses co-operative charity partners in the fight against homelessness in countries and communities around the world. Our partners align with World Housing on core values of ‘Housing First’, and look for organizations that continually strive to provide safe, welcoming housing and support options for people who are experiencing homelessness and issues of marginalization. We are excited to partner with Cheeky’s Cannabis Green Giving program to help in the communities it serves.” — Don McQuaid, Managing Director, World Housing (link for more info)

IT TAKES A COMMUNITY TO BUILD A COMMUNITY.

Cheeky’s Cannabis will be making contributions to our World Housing Fund that will help support the at-risk people in our thriving business communities. We believe this idea will deeply resonate not only within our own team but will cause change and awareness from our community. We invite our entire team, and our community to be a part of the impact.

HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED

If you would like to be a part of the ‘Green Giving’ project you can make a donation here. 100% of all donations will be used to build homes. Or simply visit the Cheeky’s Cannabis store and use their ATM to make your $2 contribution. Every ATM transaction gives back to solving local homelessness.

There are many ways to help! No donation is too small and every dollar makes a difference. We also encourage you to spread the word! What is most important is that we provide housing for those in deep in need. Through World Housing, 100% of our donations will go to provide housing. Together, let’s build a community!

“The Cheeky’s Cannabis Green Team will be making contributions from their ATM machine. In addition, our team members make small contributions from their pay cheques each month to grow a fund that will be matched by the owners. There will be events throughout the year to connect everyone to their impact, and at the end of each year, there will be a special ‘Green Team Award’ given to the team member that has shown innovation, initiative, and enthusiasm for the ‘Green Giving Back’ fundraising program.” — Laura Rowse,  Partner Cheeky’s Cannabis Retail

WORLD HOUSING PROJECTS SUPPORTED BY LAURA ROWSE & KEN BROOKS

“We are fortunate to live and work in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Others are not as lucky and live in unimaginable conditions in other parts of the world and here at home. It is our belief that everyone deserves a home, so we have partnered with World Housing on a socially innovative program that is perfectly aligned with not only our business values but our passion for community building. Now we have the opportunity to provide safe homes to those experiencing homelessness globally and locally in our own neighbourhoods. This is what we believe will make every community stronger.” – Ken Brooks, Partner, Cheeky’s Cannabis