“Tis the season” for those year-end review stories, so we thought it would be fitting to try to capture some of the great work Molson and its employees have done in the past 12 months to help benefit community organizations in towns and cities all across Canada. With the holidays about to end, there’s still time for all Canadians to make a contribution in 2008 to their own communities. That being said, to help play our part, I’ve listed some details about the great organizations and individuals that we’ve been privileged enough to work with in the past year. We hope you’ll consider sharing a little of yourself this holiday with those less fortunate.
Some of the organizations and initiatives that stand out for me in 2008:
Raising the Roof is an organization that builds partnerships across the nation to help solve youth homlessness. Molson has supported their Youthworks program for three years, but also has a very special story with them. On February 5th, 2008, over 1,100 Molson employees sold toques on Toque Tuesday (RTR’s national fundraiser), raising just over $90,000 in about one hour. This event was also the day we launched this blog! To donate
I’ve written about Meal Exchange a few times on this blog and one of their employees wrote a great guest blog. Meal Exchange is a national student-founded, youth-driven, charity organized to address local hunger by mobilizing the talent and passion of students. To donate
United Way….wow – this a great one. Every year Molson has an internal United Way campaign, and this year was out best ever! We raised $610,000 this year (increase of 15% from 2007). Amazing effort from our employees across Canada. To donate
Framework Foundation promotes volunteerism amongst Canadians in their 20s to 30s by helping volunteer agencies find the skilled people their organization needs – Molson is a founding sponsor of Timeraiser, an event that is part volunteer fair, part silent art auction and part night on the town that connects volunteers with volunteer agencies. I took part in the Toronto Timeraiser for the first time this year and it was one of the best events I went to in 2008.
A national literacy organization that Molson has worked with for years. We were given the Frontier College Fitzpatrick award this year. To donate
Again, these are just a few of the MANY organizations that Molson was involved with across Canada in 2008 – the above are initiatives that I was lucky to directly be a part of.
In 2008 Molson reached out to just over 200 organizations. Here are links to some of them organizations (by region), and to view all the Molson in the Community photos from 2008 — click here.
- Feed Nova Scotia
- Colchester Community Workshops Foundation
- Dartmouth Adult Service Centre
- Halifax Adult Services Society
- Summer Street Industries
- Ontario Association of Food Banks
- Grand River Hospital Foundation
- Toronto Friendship Centre
- YMCA of Greater Toronto
- Action Nouvelle Vie
- Foundation Pere Sablon
- Habitat pour l’humanite Montreal
- Universite Laval
- Refuge des Jeunes de Montreal
What is YOUR favourite community organization/initiative this year?