On December 15th, we held our inaugural “A Day of Giving” event, a firm-wide initiative that saw over 60 of our staff volunteering at various charitable organizations within our local community. In lieu of our traditional staff Christmas party, we wanted to change things up slightly this year and find a way to tie-in philanthropic efforts with our celebration.
From serving meals to the downtown eastside residents in need, to preparing Christmas hampers, to toy distribution/sorting for kids and families, and so on, our staff were there to lend a helping hand to these worthy organizations: the BC Children’s Hospital, Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC), First United Church, Quest Food Exchange and The Salvation Army Vancouver & Family Services. We also had staff left behind in the office preparing 600 care packages to donate to DEWC & United Gospel Mission.
It was truly a memorable day with many of the staff remarking how rewarding it was to give back to our community and offer support to those in need.