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Friday, December 1, 2023

A Yr of Giving Again

As Giving Tuesday approaches, we at TuGo are reflecting on the final 12 months and the way we’ve been capable of help native communities throughout Canada. It’s one in all our core values, and we guarantee all our staff perceive its which means to our group. Giving Tuesday is a day devoted to giving again in any manner attainable, recognizing that each contribution, huge or small, could make a major distinction! 

Listed here are some highlights of the way we gave again over the previous 12 months: 

Easter Seals Canada: Our Social Accountability Accomplice

In April, we introduced our partnership with Easter Seals Canada, Canada’s largest native supplier of applications, providers, and growth for the incapacity group. This collaboration includes our monetary backing for Easter Seals applications and providers, and encourages our staff to volunteer of their varied initiatives throughout Canada. 

Throughout this previous summer time, a few of our staff drove to the Easter Seals Camp Squamish to volunteer at their household camp weekend. They not solely bought soaked by a shock water combat, however really loved assembly the workers who make the camp so particular, and the households who profit from camp.

In September, we took our volunteering efforts to new heights on the annual Easter Seals Drop Zone Problem. This initiative known as for daring people to rappel down towering constructions throughout BC, to boost funds and unfold consciousness for folks with disabilities throughout Canada. TuGo staff helped out with reception and getting members to the drop zone safely, in three Decrease Mainland areas. 

Backpacks for YWCA

This August, our Richmond workplace got here collectively to pack a number of backpacks with important faculty provides for teenagers from the YWCA Eyrie Home. The Eyrie Home is a ladies’s transition home in Metro Vancouver, offering a protected haven for households fleeing violence. Giving again and setting these children up for fulfillment within the new faculty 12 months was an honour! 

Richmond Meals Financial institution

Over time, our devoted staff have taken time away from their desks to help on the Richmond Meals Financial institution, near our head workplace. With a rising variety of Canadians counting on meals banks, particularly throughout these difficult instances, serving to to pack containers and provides for these going through meals insecurity helped us present group help the place it was wanted. 

Wildfires in BC and Northwest Territories

The devastating impression of the wildfires in BC and Northwest Territories moved us deeply. We felt compelled to supply our help, so TuGo contributed $10,000 to the Canadian Purple Cross to assist their aid efforts in direction of the wildfires. 

Mike Starko Problem

A number of staff participated on this 12 months’s second annual Mike Starko Problem, by way of TuGo’s Worker Volunteer Program (EVP). The problem celebrates the late Mike Starko’s philanthropic legacy by encouraging everybody to get lively and fundraise, with all donations to Proper to Play Canada.  

TuGo’s Worker Volunteer Program

Our EVP helps staff with donation funds that go in direction of important causes that particular person staff take part in. It’s been nice to see our staff have enjoyable giving again to the group. Our aim is to proceed discovering artistic methods to provide again and help vital causes in our native communities.  

Need to learn extra about how we’ve given again over time? Try: TuGo’s Annual Vacation Hampers for WestCoast Households and Giving Tuesday: TuGo Provides Again.  

Blissful volunteering,

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