We opened Bandidas with the hope of creating a platform from which we could meaningfully act for human rights and environmental protection. One of our core mandates is to share profits with social causes, donate food/gift certificates to community initiatives, and host in-house fundraisers. As our business has grown, our ability to give back has grown and evolved as well.

Below is a summary of our yearly giving and fundraising efforts. It's our way of reporting back to our customers, whose (often frequent!) burrito dollars make these contributions possible. We hope this page can also act as a bit of a guide for the many wonderful things going on in our community that are worthy of attention and support.

Any sponsorship or donation inquiries can be sent to bandidastacos@gmail.com.


We have an ongoing partnership with RAVEN Trust.
Donate through our Team pages BELOW and get a tax receipt.


2018

March 8 - International Women's Day Fundraiser at Bandidas

April 22 - Earth DAY Fundraiser at Bandidas

June 21 - National Indigenous People's Day


2018 Other significant donations

2018: In addition to our in-house fundraising, we've supported the following businesses and initiatives with donations of food, money, or other resources:

Vancouver Daffodil Dash / SFU Cheerleading Awards Banquet / Story Story Lie / Cedar Cottage Community Fundraising Festival / SFU Charity Golf Tournament for BC Children's Hospital / Young Women in Business / Verses Festival of Words / Lord Beaconsfield Spring Carnival / Gear to Give Fundraiser / Positive Living Society of BC Volunteer Appreciation Event / Nanny Jamboree / Plea Community Services' Love Who You Love Fundraiser / Save the Rio Campaign / Linda Wong for the Canadian Cancer Society / Dragon Boat BC Gala / Love and Light Gathering / First Call Gala / Lord Selkirk Elementary School Silent Auction / Mount Pleasant Family Centre Society Fundraiser / Multiservices Vancouver Sleep Out Team for Covenant House / Evans Lake Forest Education Society Silent Auction / Brian Saunders + Campagnolo fundraiser: Charity Dinner Benefiting Adolescent Apiculture EducationFirst Call Gala / Meal Exchange Retreat / The KidSafe Project Society Golf Tournament / Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival / Vancouver Early Childhood Educators of BC fundraiser for Let's Talk / Northwest Wildlife Preservation Society Martini Fundraiser Night / 411 Seniors Centre Society Volunteer Appreciation Night / BCIT Tourism Marketing Management Scholarship - Silent Auction / TFC Volleyball Leagues / Queen Victoria Spring Festival / CoDevSilent Auction / Yoga Outreach Society 17th Annual Fundraising Retreat / Girls Rock Camp Vancouver / Vancouver Fringe Festival / McSpadden County Fair / MAD Sea Conservation Project / Disability Alliance BC "Fall Fling" Fundraiser / Forest and the Femme Secret Garden Fundraiser / Diabetes Canada John Bowles Memorial Golf Tournament / Vancouver Pride Society / Vancouver Animal Emergency and Referral Centre Paw it Forward Fundraiser / Squamish Climate Action Network Fundraiser / 4th annual African Descent Festival / ZLC Foundation Golf Tournament to Support Coastal Mental Health / Buy-Low Foods Vintage Market to support Variety / The Cultch Volunteer Appreciation Event / Save Talent Time Indiegogo Campaign / McLaren Housing Society Fundraiser / Staircase Theatre fundraiser / Pathfinder Youth Centre Society "Fiesta Blanca" fundraiser / Open Air Orchestra Society / FUSE Society BC Business Pitch Event / L'Ecole Bilingue Elementary School Welcome Back Barbecue Fundraiser / Axis Theatre Company online auction / Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Volunteer Appreciation Night / North Shore Women's Centre online auction / Greenpeace fundraiser for Kinder Morgan legal fees / Commercial & Stainsbury Neighbourhood Block Party / Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Gala / Water's Edge Day / Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign in support of the United Way / Chefs’ Charity Dinner for Dan’s Legacy / Evans Lake Trivia Fundraiser / Meatless Meetup’s Annual Compassionate Thanksgiving Potluck in support of Earthsave Canada’s school talks program / UBC YOURS Student Association / Windsor House School Silent Auction / World AIDS Day Fundraiser at St. Paul's Hospital / Growing Chefs’ “From Farm to Forks” fundraiser /


2017

JANUARY 20th - inauguration day - FIREWEED FUNDRAISER & Collaborative Art Show

April 22nd - Earth DAY Fundraiser, student art show & sidewalk festival

  • We threw our 1st annual collaborative fundraiser & student art show at the restaurant and donated $3660 to RAVEN Trust's Pull Together campaign, an initiative which helps indigenous communities fight for environmental protection by offsetting their legal costs. This particular campaign targets the fight against the Kinder Morgan pipeline.

2017 Other significant donations

2017: In addition to our in-house fundraising, we supported the following businesses and initiatives with donations of food, money, or other resources:

Positive Living Society of BC Volunteer Appreciation Event / CiTR Fundrive Silent Auction / SFU Business Speaking Club / Cedar Cottage Community Fundraising Festival / The KidSafe Project Society Golf Tournament / SFU Charity Golf Tournament for BC Children's Hospital / Verses Festival of Words / UBC YOURS Student Association / Leverage LabArts Club Theatre Silent Auction / Diabetes Canada's Midsummer's Eve / VAST Fundraiser /  Canuck's Autism Network Family Festival / SFU Cheerleading Awards Banquet / Arts Umbrella Benefit / North Shore Men's Baseball Association Fall Fundraiser / Linda Wong for the Canadian Cancer Society / CoDev Silent Auction / Evans Lake Trivia Fundraiser / Windsor House Online Auction / Positive Living Society of BC Volunteer Appreciation Event / Cedar Cottage Community Garden Spring Fling / Lord Beaconsfield Spring Carnival / Blind Beginnings Gala / Pathfinder Youth Centre Society Gala / Parent Support Services Society of BC's Grandparents' Day Stroll / Queen Victoria Annex Spring Festival / McLaren Housing Society Fundraiser / Kickstand Community Bikes / Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society Volunteer Recognition / Vancouver Fringe Festival / McSpadden County Fair / Pacifica Treatment Centre Fundraiser / Matthew Fenrich's Ride to Conquer Cancer / Family Services of Greater Vancouver / Dragon Boat BC Gala / CFCS Uganda Project / Dutch Cycling Embassy / Vancouver Minor Hockey Association Fundraiser / Vancouver Fringe Festival / Vancouver Fringe Festival / Vancouver Meatless Meetup's Compassionate Thanksgiving Potluck / Wigs for Kids BC Fundraiser / Confederation Park Elementary School Art Show and Auction / Pivot Foundation Fundraiser / Spinal Cord Injury BC Online Holiday Auction / Fluff Design's Fundraiser for Saint James Music Academy / Urban Fitness Club's fundraiser for PLEA Holiday Hamper Campaign / World AIDS Day Fundraiser at St. Paul's Hospital / Windsor House Online Auction / Lord Selkirk Annex Christmas Fundraising Raffle / Society Protecting Environmental Conservation Volunteer Appreciation / Hearts on Noses / UBC Yours Student Association / First Call Gala / Animal Justice Holiday Party / Young Women in Business / UBC Oncology Program Research Day / Absinthe Bistro's fundraiser for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank / Talent Time at the Rio Theatre / Viajando con Pulgas at Great Bear Pub / Rotary Club of West Van


2009 - 2016

We've tried to be an active part of our community since the beginning through donations of both food and finances, but we've only recently come up with a system for tracking things.

Thanks for your patience with us as we grow. :)