Posts tagged National Volunteer Week

Monday, April 26th, 2010

FEEDING the desire to make a difference

April Month of Action - Moncton Food Depot

Above, Team NBPEI members Zack Dallaire, Darin Muck, JF Cyr, Bonnie Porter, Geoff Vickery, Joey Smith, Steve Dykeman, Anthony Purchase and Richard Leger pose between Food Depot staff.

Team NB/PEI made their way out into the community yesterday for our Molson Coors Month of Action, volunteering at the Moncton Food Depot. The afternoon was spent in support of Food DEPOT Alimentaire, a non-profit charity that services more than 20 food banks, community kitchens and agencies in southeastern New Brunswick.

In Moncton alone, the three area community kitchens serve an average of 740 meals per day to men, women and children in need, showcasing a real need for food-related charities in the area.

Food DEPOT Alimentaire’s distribution centre moves almost 2.5 million pounds (1.134 million kilos) of food per year – enough to fill 85 tractor trailers! Below are some pictures of the team in action, helping sort and package food on its way to folks in need.

April Month of Action - Moncton Food Depot

The team in action, and having some fun.

April Month of Action - Moncton Food Depot

Cheers to a great afternoon out making a difference in the community

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Burlington Food Bank gets all “Sorted Out”

Burlington Salvation Army Food Bank April Volunteer Week 2010 005;

Photo L-R: Frank Ivankovic, Molson Coors; Captain Jeff, Director Salvation Army Food Bank Burlington; ; Rod Monkman, Molson Coors;

Back Row: GTA Tri Cities Team

With the help from GTA Tri Cities Team Molson Coors, the Salvation Army Burlington Food Bank got caught up with the sorting.  We sorted 20 skids of boxes packed with a variety of foods;  I asked Chris how many pounds of food does that work out to?  Well, it turns out that we sorted approximately 12,000 pounds of food that morning.  The boxes that were sorted today will be stored to have as stock to help clients during the summer months ahead. Way to go Team!

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So many boxes!

Molson Coors Month of Action continues with Mayor Miller’s Community Clean Up today (Friday) at 2:oo pm at our 33 Carlingview Drive location.

Happy Friday!  Cheers CaroleB

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

16,000 pounds at the Daily Bread Food Bank

April Month of Action - Daily Bread Food Bank

April ‘Month of Action’ continues at Molson Coors Brewing Company.  On Monday, the Toronto office was at the Daily Bread Food Bank, packing and sorting thousands of pounds of fresh and non-perishable food.  All I have to say is: WOW, the DBFB is a machine – so organized and accommodating for large groups of volunteers. They also make it competitive!

  • Two teams
  • 2 hours of sorting and packing
  • 16,000 pounds of food
  • Who can sort/pack the most by weight

Results: I’m not so thrilled to announce that team 1 won (not my team).  Just joking (kind of), congrats guys!

Some pics from the day below.  Up next for Ontario – Habitat for Humanity Builds, Burlington Food Bank (today!), Heart and Stoke Foundation, Mayor Miller’s Community Clean up, Tree Planting, and more…. Cheers! MolsonTonia

April Month of Action - Daily Bread Food Bank

So many onions to sort

April Month of Action - Daily Bread Food Bank

Adam Rand and Molson Coors’ Chief Marketing Officer, Peter Nowlan

April Month of Action - Daily Bread Food Bank


April Month of Action - Daily Bread Food Bank

The Crew

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

A note from Raising the Roof….

Raising the Roof is Canada’s only national charity dedicated to long-term solutions to homelessness. Our signature Toque Campaign brings together people from all walks of life to raise funds and awareness in support of grassroots agencies working to reduce homelessness and our national Youthworks initiative, aimed at breaking the cycle of homelessness among young Canadians. The Toque Campaign is entirely volunteer driven which is why volunteers are so critically important to our success!

I am delighted to report that in Toronto alone, with the help of 1,100 Molson volunteers, as well as additional community volunteers, we raised $126,000 – over $90,000 of that directly by Molson volunteers! Fergie Devins, VP Governmental Affairs at Molson,defined the day as the “largest volunteer event in Molson history.” Raising the Roof considers it a shining example of community partnership and the gold standard for employee engagement and volunteerism among corporations.

Molson volunteers came together early morning, braving cold and rain, to sell our toques and give Torontonians a chance to participate in long-term solutions to homelessness. One person at a time, one toque at a time, you can all be very proud of the fact that you are helping us to break the cycle of youth homelessness in Canada. Thank you for making this Toque Tuesday the most successful ever in the 11 year history of the Toque Campaign!

Maureen Deery, Director of National Campaigns, Raising the Roof

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Molson’s Volunteer Program

As we recognize National Volunteer Week, I am so proud to be part of a corporation that celebrates its employees who have made such a difference in our communities. I have been the Donations Officer at Molson for over 17 years and have seen first hand the passion and commitment of our employees.

Molson introduced its Molson Volunteer Program (MVP) in April, 2006 and I was assigned to oversee and help execute the program for English Canada, organizing volunteer events for our employees. We used Mayor Miller’s Clean up Your City Day as the launching event with 100 employees from Toronto heading to Centennial Park, led by our President, Kevin Boyce, to beautify the park by getting rid of the garbage that accumulated over the winter months., We picked up over 100 bags of trash in one hour! The Mayor’s clean-up is now the springboard for Toronto employees to get outside, work together and clean up our grounds and prepare for the many volunteer activities that take place throughout the balance of the year.

The results of the MVP have been astounding! To date we have logged more than 6,000 volunteer hours which indicates the passion and commitment of our employees to make a difference. The MVP has provided several great team-building experiences and employees are embracing the program in true Molson fashion – working together, having fun and giving back.

I represent Molson on Volunteer Canada’s Corporate Council on Volunteering , where I work with appointees from 24 other corporations to promote volunteerism in Canada.

I am proud to work with such an enthusiastic group of employees who give so generously of their time to make a difference to the charitable sector in Canada by reaching out to those who need a helping hand. Thank you Molson volunteers — We are all Proud to play our part!