The PwC Day of Caring was organized as an office-wide flood relief effort. In July, more than 150 members of our team volunteered their time to create “hampers of hope,” making the PwC Day of Caring the largest organized volunteer effort in PwC Canada’s history. The event took place at Fresh Start Recovery, an organization that helped the United Way house 185 evacuees during the flood.
Cal Jacober, managing partner of PwC Canada in Calgary started off the day welcoming volunteers and thanking our community partners. Dr. Lucy Miller, president of the United Way, Melissa Nelson from NeighbourLink and executive director Stacey Petersen from Fresh Start motivated the crowd with their inspirational stories and messages. All of our team members were wearing red volunteer shirts and were described as “a sea of red.”
Volunteers divided themselves into teams and headed off to their hamper-making stations. The team created 500 hampers, which included hand-written notes for the families that they would be delivered to. Some of our team members also had the opportunity to go to High River and Bowness to personally deliver the hampers to families that had been affected by the flood.
If you would like to learn more about our involvement, get in touch with Melissa Homenuik.