For over 20 years, Coreio has been partnering with The United Way to give back within our community. The charity is the largest non-governmental supporter of social services in the region; they are dedicated to creating the opportunities people need to improve their lives and build a better future.
This year, Coreio has been doing more, trying out new ways to support the United Way with their endeavors. For the first time, after 20 years, we expanded our United Way campaign from a week to an entire month — and we kept the focus on giving year-round with even more events throughout the year.
Here are some of the ways the Coreio team took a moment to give back while enjoying a bit of team-bonding fun this year:
MARCH, we held our 2nd Annual Springtime Breakfast, during which team members donated a toonie to dress casually for the event.
JUNE, we joined the Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way, completing a 5K run through downtown Toronto.
JULY, we celebrated Canada in our red and white attire, with a Canada themed BBQ, as part of which our team participated in a pie toss and carnival type games while eating amazing food. All proceeds from the games benefited United Way.
AUGUST, we held our own Back to School Drive, asking our team to prepare kits of school supplies to be donated to Community Living York South, a United Way partner organization.
SEPTEMBER, we held our annual campaign drive, with multiple activities all month long, including the famous Golden Mile Game and our 50/50 Draw.
OCTOBER, we held an amazing Food Drive, allowing our team members a chance to donate perishable food items to help kids have a great Thanksgiving meal. We also held a Halloween-themed bake sale, for which all proceeds went to Social Services Network, a United Way partner organization.
NOVEMBER, we went and participated in the CN Tower Climb for United Way. This 1776 stair climb allows us to burn some calories for a good cause.
DECEMBER, we held a Toy Drive, donating unwrapped toys to help children have an excellent holiday season. Toy donations will go to the Women’s Centre York Region, a United Way partner organization.
To learn more about the United Way and their agencies, click here.