HeroWork builds community, literally and figuratively.
We are an innovative organization that harnesses the power of community to uplift essential charitable agencies in our society. We inspire, engage and organize community members to donate their time, resources and spirit to charities that need better buildings to deliver services to the vulnerable among us.
HeroWork was originally created to improve the state of buildings that house charities. But we quickly learned that a modern-day barn raising is about much more than a fast-paced renovation, or what we call Radical Renovations. From our first project in Victoria, BC, we witnessed an increased sense of pride and engagement for clients, staff and volunteers inhabiting the new space. Participants in a Radical Renovation also experienced a renewed sense of belonging and community and became stronger leaders through the process.
For years, the charitable sector has faced increased demand and decreased resources. Many charities struggle to meet the needs of their constituents. And, as a result, their buildings often take a back seat. Soon, these halls, parks, homeless shelters, food banks and youth centres are diminished and in need of renewal.
Current methods of financing, funding, and maintaining charity buildings are insufficient and inadequate. Charities that do undertake the work often don’t have the experience or expertise to plan and oversee the project wisely as it is outside of their traditional mandate.
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