Molson employees volunteering time at the Framework Foundation’s Toronto Timeraiser on Saturday, April 5, 2008. From left: Peter Bombaci, Fiona Cunningham, Tonia Hammer, Sebastien Gagner, Kathleen Krisciunas.
‘Wow’ is the only way I can describe how amazing Saturday night at the 5th annual Timeraiser was. Held at the beautiful Fermenting Cellar in the Distillery District, this year’s Toronto event was sold out days before the event date.
What is a Timeraiser you ask?
A Timeraiser is a charity art auction where rather than bidding money, you bid the number of hours that you are willing to volunteer for an organization of your choice — An AMAZING way to help young Canadians who want to volunteer, connect with different organizations.
This year’s Toronto event was a great success, raising over 11,000 hours – way above the original goal of 7,500. Everyone was bidding like crazy! The bid maximum was 150 hours per piece of artwork, and at least 90% of the art pieces reached the maximum amount.
Molson has been a proud sponsor of Timeraiser since its conception 5 years ago. Some of Molson’s community partners were part of the event too, including The United Way and Meal Exchange. I decided to bid hours for Meal Exchange, and I can’t wait to start working with such a great organization.
Interview with Molson employee and Timeraiser volunteer, Peter Bombaci
Watch for upcoming Timeraisers in Calgary, Ottawa and Vancouver – www.timeraiser.com for more information.
Proud to play our part…..cheers!