Our Social Commitment
Philanthropy has always been a core part of the Paperblanks® company ethos. Every year, Paperblanks® and its publisher, Hartley & Marks, contribute to a diverse range of programs and agencies that each, in their own way, help improve our planet. In addition to financial support, we donate thousands of journals to dozens of causes and groups every year.
Read on to find out about some of the programs and agencies closest to our hearts.
Literacy & Education
Get InvolvedWarne Baby Fold Orphanage
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The Warne Baby Fold Orphanage (WBFO) is one of the oldest orphanages in Bareilly, India. We provide financial support to the more than 100 children in the WBFO’s care, to ensure that they receive the best education available to them for their age-level and experience.
Nepal Library Foundation
The Nepal Library Foundation (NLF) exists to promote literacy in Nepal. We’ve supported the NLF for over five years with financial support and journal donations. In 2012 we funded an ebook program that involved digitizing school curriculums and setting up wireless computer networks. This program enabled hundreds of children in remote villages in Nepal to receive education.
Writegirl promotes creativity and self-expression to empower girls. The journals we donate to WriteGirl are used in their creative writing workshops and mentoring sessions.
Animal Rights & Safety
Get InvolvedBC SPCA
The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in British Columbia.
Friendicoes-SECA is a New Delhi, India-based animal shelter and hospital that offers temporary shelter and treatment to animals. Our financial assistance has helped Friendicoes-SECA in their work and contributed to the purchase of an ultrasound machine, surgical instruments and more.
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) saves individual animals, animal populations and habitats all over the world.
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) focuses on protecting many important areas of Canada’s wilderness.
David Suzuki Foundation
The David Suzuki Foundation (DSF) collaborates with Canadians from all walks of life to conserve our environment and find solutions that will create a sustainable Canada through science-based research, education and policy work.
ForestEthics’ mission is to protect endangered forests, wildlife and human well-being.
Sea Shepard Conservation Society
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization.
Health & Social Services
Get InvolvedDoctors Without Borders
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization that provides independent, impartial assistance in more than 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect or catastrophe.
Oxfam is a global movement for change that empowers individuals, communities and organizations to build a future free from the injustice of poverty where the rights of women and girls are promoted and respected.
SEVA Canada was founded to restore sight and prevent blindness in the developing world. It provides funding and expertise to partners in eleven developing countries to deliver community and clinical eye care programs that reach the most vulnerable populations. We’ve donated thousands of journals to SEVA, who then sell these journals to raise funds for their programs.
Avaaz is a global web movement to bring people-powered politics to decision-making everywhere. Avaaz empowers millions of people from all walks of life to take action on pressing global, regional and national issues, from corruption and poverty to conflict and climate change.