Foundation staff give back
Each year, staff at The Foundation work diligently to find ways to give back to the community. From volunteering at local organizations to donating to Causes they care about, each staff member has their own unique way of supporting our community. The Foundation’s Employee Charitable Contribution Committee (ECCC) encourages a culture of generosity in our workplace by providing a variety of ways staff members can give and get involved.
The Committee organizes opportunities for Foundation staff to participate in activities or events presented or hosted by local charities. In 2019, staff helped with the set-up for the Good Neighbours Active Living Centre Spring Fashion Show in May and built squirrel boxes and duck incubators at the Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in October. During the holiday season, staff donated and delivered hampers to organizations like Agape Table, Christmas Cheer Board and A&O Support Services.
Employer Incentive Program
All staff are encouraged to contribute to their own charitable fund at The Foundation. The Foundation ‘stretches’ contributions by 50 per cent, up to $600 per year, per employee. We are proud to report 100 per cent of Foundation staff once again participated in the program in 2019.
On the last Friday of every month (except July and August), staff can wear jeans to the office in exchange for a financial contribution. Total dollars raised from participants are matched by The Foundation and then granted to a local charity each month.
Our 2019 Jeans Days supported:
- Hi-Speed Hounds
- Holy Names House of Peace
- Agape Table
- Siloam Mission
- Pan Am Place
- Winnipeg Humane Society
- North End Women’s Centre
- Open Access Resource Centre
- Oak Table
- Theatre Projects Manitoba
Supporting our community through COVID
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, Foundation staff have been supporting The Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund in a variety of ways, including gifts from their own funds, additional personal gifts, and as a recipient of proceeds from Jeans Day.
This story is featured in the Spring 2020 issue of our Working Together magazine. Download or view the full issue on our Publications page.