Back-to-School is 98% exciting and 2% nerves … a new teacher, a new class and new supplies to start off a new year.
We were once again able to help make this the focus by outfitting backpacks for 30 students – ranging from Jr kindergarten through to High School – currently under the care of the Gillian’s Place programs.
… with everything from lunch accessories and masks to day planners, locker accessories and mathematical calculators, these kids can look forward to September’s classes.
And we didn’t do it on our own this time – we had some help!
Did you know that Ontario Secondary Students are required to complete 40 hours of volunteer work in order to receive their diplomas?
We provided the opportunity for three (3) high school students in the Niagara area to complete some of their required hours and they were thrilled to participate, with a full day of:
- – planning
- – shopping
- – budgeting
- – packing and organizing
… a special thank you to Jemma, Hailey and Simona for all your hard work helping us make back-to-school special for your peers!!!
We were honoured to not only have been nominated for the WIBA – Business that Gives Back Category, but also making it through as a top four finalist.
The award is listed to recognize “a woman or a company that supports women’s issues. This business or individual has taken positive action to invest in their community and sees social responsibility as an integral part of the business’ success”.
“A living wage is not the same as the minimum wage, which is the legal minimum all employers must pay. The living wage sets a higher test – it reflects what earners in a family need to be paid based on the actual costs of living and being included in a specific community.”
We have always upheld that society needs to look to it’s Businesses for change, not the Government … and we are proud to be part of the change.