2017 Impact Report

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Hundreds of people in Metro Vancouver were cared for with dignity, creativity and compassion on the most difficult days of their lives.

In The Lipstick Project’s fifth year of services, you empowered us to reach 655 men, women and children with free, professional hair, nail and massage services. Thank you for being such an important part of our team. It is a true joy to have you on board and we are tremendously grateful for your constant encouragement and support.

Here’s a short snap shot of what you made possible in 2017 by being a part of this community.  As always, our services are free for our clients and delivered by a team of stellar volunteers.

During these services I felt alive for the first time since coming to the hospice - I wish I had started getting manicures before!
— TLP Client, Vancouver Hospice Society

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I am very grateful that I’m part of The Lipstick Project. It’s really meaningful and a great feeling to help others - giving joyful and positive energy to others. Working in the hospital environment especially makes you appreciate and cherish good health. It’s a great opportunity to learn about life, how to live a good life, how to give back to the community. For your entire life, you’re always learning. This is good learning for how to deal with difficult situations, how to have a strong heart and how to love your family more.
— Pam Ku, TLP Volunteer

2017 Financials

Here’s how your generous support was put to work this past year to make sure our volunteers could be there when people in our community needed them the most.

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$31,475  Third Party Events
$21,672  Individual & Corporate Donations
$11,125  ScotiaBank Run/Walk 


$30,541  Program costs
$1,845  Marketing costs
$6,460  Administration costs

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Join our Inspiring Care Unit 

In order to continue proving these services for free, we need your support. Please considering joining our Inspiring Care Unit (ICU) monthly giving circle this year. 

Your gift of $20 per month sponsors one service every month for a community member in need. It's easy, affordable and impactful! 

Community Partners 

North Shore Hospice
North Shore Stroke Recovery Centre
Ronald McDonald House of BC + Yukon
Ronald McDonald Family Room at Surrey Memorial Hospital
Canuck Place Children’s Hospice
BC Children’s Hospital
St. John Hospice
Vancouver Hospice Society
Richmond Rotary Hospice
Abbotsford Hospice Society

Leadership Team 

Leigh Schumann, Executive Director
Laura Meehan, Community Manager  
Janet Edmison, Director of Communications
Josie Lim, Director of Finance
Holly Yip,  Director of Partnerships