10/28/2014 08:49 EDT | Updated 12/28/2014 05:59 EST

Gastown businesses reach out, as good neighbours should

Individuals can step up and make a difference, and so can businesses—as Citizen Shane finds out in Gastown.

It may be one of Vancouver's hippest neighbourhoods, but it's also on the doorstep of the city's most troubled community.

Employees at Mindfield, a high-tech recruitment company that moved in about eight months ago, spend time every month volunteering across the street at the Salvation Army shelter.

It's just one of the ways companies in the area are giving back. Watch the video to find out more.

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