The holidays are a time of giving and spending time with those who matter. At Modern Niagara, we have spent this December volunteering in our communities and cherishing the time we spend with our colleagues and loved ones. Read on to learn more about how our teams across the country have been involved in their local communities!
In Vancouver, we have made donations to various charities for the holiday season. We donated to Harvest Project, which is an organization that provides coaching, groceries, clothes, and more to families in poverty to help them get back on their feet. We also donated to the BC Women’s and BC Children’s Hospitals and the Royal Columbian Hospital. Finally, we supported the North Shore Women’s Centre by ordering a series of products they need for drop-ins. The holidays are about giving, and we feel grateful to be able to contribute to these amazing hospitals and organizations.
In Calgary, the team gathered for a potluck as we held a wine basket raffle, with the money raised going to the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS) and the 2020 Ride to Conquer Cancer. The AARCS works to provide veterinary care and support for homeless animals in Alberta. The Ride to Conquer Cancer raises money for cancer each year over a two-day bike event. It was wonderful to get together for such an amazing cause!
Meanwhile, our Grande Prairie team raised money for Sunrise House, a safe house for at-risk teens in our community. Modern Niagara matched each donation, and with the money raised, we were able to donate a truck full of goods and gift cards!
Our Ottawa team worked together to collect food for the Kanata Food Cupboard, which provides healthy meals to families in need in the National Capital Region. The team delivered food packages to support families at this time of year.
Simultaneously, our Toronto team raised money through a 50/50 draw to donate to Sick Kids, as they did last year. Modern Niagara has offered to match the donations. The winner will receive a special gift for the holiday season, and better yet, the money raised will be going to sick children in Toronto so that they can be equally supported in their holiday season.