From December 12th – 16th, all of our CLV Group teams participated in a Week of Giving to give back to communities during the holiday season.
The week began with an Angel Tree, organized by the Youth Services Bureau. CLV Group was provided with 13 children that varied in age and are in need of various items (clothing, diapers, etc.). Staff members teamed up to select a star and provide that child with as many items as they could. Everyone involved was so happy to be able to contribute towards helping a child/family in need.
Day two of the Week of Giving proceeded with Fill-a-Fiat. Our site teams collected donations throughout the month of December and provided them to local foodbanks. Residents and staff were incredibly generous with their giving and we are thrilled to be able to provide the local foodbanks with those items. Between the Ottawa/Aylmer sites of Head Office, Centretown, LIV Apartments, Forest Ridge, Avalon and Appartments Riviera, we gathered 655lbs of food and a rocking horse!
Day 3 was dedicated to Holiday Hampers – donations were collected for a designated family in need, organized by the Boys & Girls Club of Ottawa. CLV Group and LIV Apartments were selected to gather items for two families in need. Donated items included clothing, toiletries, games, gift cards and more. CLV Group also participated in packing hampers for the Caring and Sharing Exchange in Ottawa on December 21st. Hampers are being distributed to families throughout the community.
Thursday, staff members were encouraged to participate in a Half Day of Giving with the charity of their choice.
To conclude the week was “Colour For A Cause”. Colour For A Cause ran from November 25th to December 21st, with CLV Group donating $1 to Make A Wish Foundation for each colouring sheet entered. We are happy to announce that CLV Group donated $1,000.00 to the organization!
Congratulations to Mia from Halstead Gardens, Hamilton for winning our colouring contest!
Thank you to all individuals who donated items and participated in our 2016 Week of Giving. We are incredibly fortunate to be able to come together and help those within our communities.
Mon. Dec. 12th – Angel Tree (Youth Services Bureau)
Tues. Dec. 13th – Fill-A-Fiat (Ottawa Food Bank)
Wed. Dec. 14th – Holiday Hampers (Boys & Girls Club of Ottawa)
Thurs. Dec. 15th – Half Day of Giving (Charity of Staff Choice)
Fri. Dec. 16th – Colour For A Cause (Make A Wish Foundation)