‘tis the Season to GivePublished: December 19, 2019
The holidays are a time for celebrating family and community, and most importantly, a time to give back. Each holiday season, Boardwalk Residents and Associates come together to support numerous holiday initiatives across Canada. Here’s a snapshot of some of the ways we gave back to our communities.
One of the highlights of our annual holiday giving was Boardwalk’s Be Grateful campaign.
Throughout November, we asked our Residents to submit what they’re grateful for this holiday season. For every inspiring note of gratitude, Boardwalk donated $1 to Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada. With the help of our fantastic Residents, we were proud to donate an incredible $3000 to support Canadian families in need.
Food & Clothing Drives
Boardwalk’s Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon and London teams held food drives to help alleviate hunger in their communities. Residents and Associates were encouraged to donate non-perishable food items by bringing them to a leasing office before December 16, 2019.
Boardwalk’s Procurement Team in Calgary took a break from regular activities and organized a food and clothing drive for Project Warmth. Together, the team collected blankets and clothing for Calgary’s homeless and underprivileged to help them stay warm throughout the cold winter season.
National Week of Caring
One of the many ways we give back during the holidays includes Boardwalk’s National Week of Caring.
Each December, Associates are invited to volunteer during work time for various organizations, including the Salvation Army Toy Warehouse and Christmas Kettles, the Humane Society, Canada Food Banks, the Mustard Seed and Inn from the Cold to name a few.
This year’s National Week of Caring was held from December 9 – 13. One of our highlight’s included Boardwalk’s sponsorship of the 13th annual Family Christmas Party and Black Light Puppet & Dance Show hosted by Kids on Track. The annual event provides a free dinner and show for Edmonton’s families in need.
Boardwalk’s Edmonton teams also had the opportunity to visit the Bissel Centre as part of the National Week of Caring. Associates helped prepare a warm and nutritious meal for Edmonton’s homeless community.
Calgary teams volunteered at the Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre Society to help sort clothing for their contribution to Boardwalk’s National Week of Caring.
Saskatoon teams were humbled with the opportunity to provide Christmas gifts to the wonderful students at Westmount Community School during the annual Adopt-a-School community event. Our Regina communities also participated in Santa for Seniors this year.
As we welcome 2020 with open arms, Boardwalk looks forward to continuing its support of our many communities across Canada. On behalf of Boardwalk, we wish everyone a safe and happy holiday!