We GiveBack                             

Our GiveBack program is an extension of our open book management method that engages and educates our team, generating thousands of dollars for charity – over $125,000 to date in cash and in-kind donations – while giving our team a voice in their workplace and a positive relationship with their community.

Inspiring Positive Impact All Year Long

Our annual GiveBack Impact is Four-fold:
  1. Donate $1000 each to two local charities in June and December.
  2. Provide $1000 for a bursary through COBSS for a local graduating student.
  3. Donate $100 quarterly through 100 Men Who Give a Damn Kelowna for a variety of local charities.
  4. Yard Angels provide expert landscape maintenance service to 3 deserving Kelowna residents.  One each in April, July and October. 
yard angels
The Yard Angel project aims to lighten the gardening burden for three Kelowna residents hospitalized with debilitating illness or injury.   It is an inspiring way for us to contribute to the community doing what we do best, landscaping.  Three times a year, Spring, Summer and Fall a recipient will be chosen through our nomination process. 

Friends, family and caregivers are encouraged to nominate deserving people who appreciate, and require our expert landscape maintenance service.  On the 3rd Saturday in April, August and October, Creative Roots Yard Angels will descend upon, and complete a yard maintenance miracle at the recipient’s home.  We hope our gesture will bring joy, ease the burden and promote healing of  a deserving local resident.

Yard Angel Recipient Criteria:  

  1. Must be resident of Kelowna or West Kelowna
  2. Must be hospitalized or bedridden when nominations are open
  3. Must have a yard that requires maintenance

Nominations WILL BE OPEN:
April 5th to April 12th, 2018 for the event on April 21, 2018 
July 5th to July 12th, 2018 for the event on July 21, 2018
October 4th to October 11th for the event on October 20, 2018

Creative Roots Landscaping operates using an Open Book Management system that includes weekly meetings to discuss the finances of the company, ways to succeed as a team, and the impact that success will have on the bottom line.  Each employee donates an hour of their wages for these meetings to the GiveBack providing the program with between $800 and $1000 per month which enables all the giving to happen.

Over thirty charities have benefited from the Creative Roots GiveBack program to date, including the KGH Foundation, Make a Wish Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Cops for Kids, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Inn From the Cold, HOPE Outreach, Boys and Girls Club and the Kelowna Women’s Shelter.

For the Creative Roots family, giving back is super important to us, and we’re hoping more local businesses embrace the concept of turning their time into money for good of the community.  We live better by giving back.