We were pleased to take the power of our volunteer efforts to seven organizations in 2019 for our Corporate Day of Caring – ONE DAY, MANY PARTNERS. 139 staff – and 3 family members - invested 493 hours to provide landscaping, sort clothing donations, remove invasive plant species, prepare meals and conduct senior maintenance and wellness checks. This year, our partners were: Calgary Drop-In Centre, Friends of Fish Creek Park Society, Ronald McDonald House, Silvera for Seniors, The Alex Community Food Centre, Women in Need Society, and Wood’s Homes.
In June 2018, 10 staff from Drayton Valley volunteered with the Nature Conservancy of Canada to support the ongoing conservation and stewardship of the NCC's Busenius Property. Working alongside NCC staff, our volunteers spent the day removing 750 metres of barbed wire fence, making the landscape a safer habitat for wildlife to live on and travel through.
A recipient of funding from The Netherlands Municipal Linkages Program, The Sunflower Foundation was also the recipient of our volunteer manpower on September 12, 2018. Staff took time out of the office to create a special encounter for individuals with a physical disability through a visit to the Aqua Zoo.
In December 2018, 23 staff from our Australia Business Unit volunteered with St Bart's House, tackling some much needed projects at the Older Women’s Service housing unit, from painting cheerful pastel walls and washing windows to gardening and hosting a BBQ lunch for both staff and St Bart’s clients
In March 2019, employees helped clean up the Ancoeur Rivulet in Blandy. Partnering with the Association of the 4 Valleys of Brie, the team filled garbage bags over a 7-kilometre area.
The Food Bank of the Rockies in Denver is almost 100% volunteer driven and provides hampers for individuals and families struggling with food security. In June 2019, our staff worked in the reclamation area, handling frozen foods, mostly meat, 20,350 pounds in total!. This was our 11th Day of Caring supporting Food Bank of the Rockies.
In May 2019, staff from Hanover gave their time to landscape the garden of Seniorenbeirat Rhauderfehn, an organization that works to address senior isolation by providing a place for conversation and support for repairing items. A lot of hard work and effort went into the beautification project that delighted the seniors.