On National Philanthropy Day, we would like to honour and celebrate the people and organizations that believe in giving their time, assets, and talents for the betterment of society. Many of you, our clients, demonstrate how much you care about your community through your great generosity, and we applaud you.
The pandemic has only served to increase the needs of our surrounding communities. At the same time, connecting with others has been a challenge for many who want to help. While working remotely, our staff have continued to support causes they care about. In addition to offering personal financial contributions, those serving on boards or committees have also met via Zoom calls and taken part in fundraising efforts, which have been held through creative virtual forums. In-person volunteer efforts have adapted as well. Over the past several years, groups of Burgundy employees in Toronto have volunteered “on-site” to prepare meals for a youth shelter. This past year, as restrictions were in place for indoor gatherings, our staff were undeterred by physical distance. They collaborated to provide the organization with financial contributions, assemble food boxes, and create a recipe book.