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Urban Impact seeks nomination for 2010 Community Impact program


Nominations are now being accepted for Urban Impact’s 2010 Community Impact Program. Urban Impact is
looking for 15-30 Lower Mainland charities to join this very successful program that has provided more than 90
charities with free recycling and office paper shredding services since the program began in 2003.

About the Urban Impact Community Impact Program
Each year Urban Impact commits 1% of annual pre-tax profit to assist Lower Mainland charities by providing
free recycling services as an in-kind contribution. This helps charities reduce waste disposal and lower their
operating expenses, allowing them to reduce administration costs and allocate more funds directly towards
charitable efforts–directly contributing to the Lower Mainland’s 55% rate of diversion from landfills.

2009 Recipients
This year, Urban Impact has donated an in-kind value of $42,000 to Lower Mainland charities including:
3H Craftworks
Access Gallery
Alzheimer Society of BC
Aunt Leah’s Independant Lifeskills Society
Autism Society
BC Centre for Ability Association
Big Sisters of BC
Boys and Girls Club – Kimount
Boys and Girls Club – Fraserview
Boys and Girls Club – North Van
Brock House Society
Burns Bog – Community Giving
Canadian Cancer Society
Canadian Parks and Wilderness
Cliff Block Housing
Come Share Society
Delta Farmland Trust
Delta Hospice Society
Downs Syndrome Research Foundation
Early Music Vancouver
Everywoman’s Health Centre
Family Services of North Shore
Free Geek Community Tech
Greater Van Youth for Christ
Kla-how-eya Aboriginal Centre
Lakeview Preschool
Lookout Emergency Society
Loving Spoonful
Missions Fest Newton Advocacy Group Society
Playhouse Theater Centre of BC
Richmond Food Bank
Richmond Hospital Auxiliary
Richmond Youth Service Agency
Roedde House Preservation Society
Ronald McDonald House
Scouts Canada
Ten Thousand Villages
Vancouver International Writers Festival
Vancouver Chamber Choir
Vancouver Theatresports League
Wish Drop In Centre Society
Youth Co Aids Society

Nomination Process
Nominations are being accepted from now until the end of December.  For more information, or to nominate a
charity, please email or call 604.273.0089.


Urban Impact is a family-owned and operated business committed to environmental conservation and global responsibility.
In 2007, the Richmond-based company was named one of the best employers by BC Business magazine.
In August of 2009, Urban Impact became the first recycling business in Canada to own and operate a commercial hybrid vehicle.

Our Story
Urban Impact began in 1989 as a university project of founder Nicole Stefenelli who sought to prove that it was
viable for commercial businesses to reduce their waste disposal costs and green their businesses by recycling.
Launched as the first multi-material recycling company in the Lower Mainland, Urban Impact now services
4500 locations, from Whistler to Chilliwack.
Today, a combined staff of over 80 and 30 collection vehicles provide clients with complete recycling,
shredding and green business consulting services from Urban Impact’s two facilities in North Richmond and
New Westminster.