Stance Healthcare takes great pride in our efforts to support the community in which we live and work, both through corporate donations and by encouraging our employees to join us in our endeavors. Below is a recap of our initiatives in 2016.
THE FOOD BANK OF WATERLOO REGION
In May 2016, we held our 2nd Annual Food Drive for The Food Bank of Waterloo Region. Hunger is a problem affecting thousands in our community, so Stance once again challenged employees to bring in non-perishable food items over a two week period. We then donated $4 for every pound of food that was collected. The total weight of the food donated this year was 204.5 lbs., making Stance’s monetary donation $818.00, which allowed The Food Bank to provide 2,613 meals to those in need in our community!
CANADIAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION
Stance purchased $500 worth of tickets to a local rodeo fundraising event held on August 26th by the Canadian Diabetes Association. This organization assists the more than 3.6 million Canadians who have diabetes, and the more than 6 million Canadians with prediabetes, to live healthy lives while they work for a cure. The proceeds of the tickets went directly to support the charity, and the 25 tickets purchased were donated back to the organization who then dispersed them to participants of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada.
HOCKEY HELPS THE HOMELESS
Hockey Helps the Homeless funds solutions and projects for organizations that contribute to the ultimate goal of ending homelessness in communities across Canada. Stance’s donation of $1000, for the tournament held on October 28th, was used to assist organizations in our local area including HHUG, oneROOF, Lutherwood, House of Friendship and the YWCA.
SALVATION ARMY FOOD & TOY DISTRIBUTION
In December 2016, we once again called upon our employees’ generosity, and as always, they managed to exceed our expectations! We collected an amazing array of toys and books for children of all ages which were dropped off at the Salvation Army’s Food & Toy Distribution warehouse. There they were sorted by age and gender for delivery to Community and Family Services Centres throughout our community for further distribution to local families in need.