Corporate Volunteering

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Put your staff’s talents to work to give back to the community – and watch your team spirit soar!

 

Corporate volunteering at Little Brothers: A heartwarming experience you won’t soon forget!

Arrange a rewarding activity for you and your employees with one of 15 Little Brothers chapters located in 11 communities across Quebec. Your helping hand will have a major impact on the socially isolated seniors we serve.

In 2013, 12.7 million Canadians did volunteer work – 4.7 million of them enjoyed some form of support from their employer. [1]

Volunteering is a great way to achieve many of your company’s key goals. It helps build and strengthen corporate culture, elevate your brand and promote employee engagement. [2]

 

OUR PAST CORPORATE VOLUNTEERS SAY IT’S AN EYE-OPENING EXPERIENCE!

A number of corporate groups have shown their support for Little Brothers by sending volunteer crews to us to pitch in with a variety of tasks. Little Brothers’ corporate volunteering program is a unique way to help us fulfill our mission while cultivating a greater sense of employee participation and satisfaction.

 

LET US TAP INTO YOUR IN-HOUSE EXPERTISE

Show your employees how much you value their contributions by assigning them a very special project: bettering the lives of lonely seniors in the community. We have a great need for communications specialists, legal advisors and event organizers (live shows, themed activities, makeovers, etc.) – to name a few!

As an example, we were able to develop a highly useful social media strategy thanks to the public relations experts at Edelman. Thank you!

NUMEROUS OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

  • Cook meals
  • Assemble bouquets of flowers
  • Wrap gifts
  • Write greeting cards
  • Invite Elder Friends to a picnic
  • Sort clothes at La Boutique thrift shop (Montreal)
  • Offer professional services (legal, communications, workshop and event coordination, waiting staff, etc.)
  • And that’s just the tip of the iceberg!

 

HAVE A SUGGESTION FOR US?

Contact Jacinthe Roy and let us know what your interests and ideas are. We’re more than happy to work closely with you to find a win-win solution.

514 527-8653, ext. 230, or jroy@littlebrothers.ca

Inspirational examples of corporate volunteering at Little Brothers

 

EASTER FEAST AND GIFTS – PREPARED WITH LOVE!

A group of 21 employees from the Air Transat head office helped get a delicious meal and special surprises ready for 160 shut-ins in Montreal who belong to the Little Brothers community.

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– said Christophe Hennebelle, Vice-President, Human Resources and Talent Management, Air Transat.

 

“They were won over by Little Brothers’ mission and deeply touched by the cause of senior isolation. Volunteer assignments like these help us share our mission with a new group of people – and they leave us richer for the experience.”

– Ouassima Touahria, Volunteer Coordinator, Little Brothers – Montreal

A TOUCH OF CHRISTMAS MAGIC FOR OUR ELDER FRIENDS

For the fifth year in a row, the staff at Clinique dentaire Pierre Mayrand invaded the kitchen and dining room at our centre on Garnier Street to prepare and serve a delicious lunch to share the holiday spirit with our Elder Friends.

The volunteers pulled out all the stops to pamper our Elder Friends, and they were visibly moved by all the attention and kindness. When came time for dessert, singer Shirley Théroux treated everyone to her beautiful renditions of some of the season’s most popular melodies.

Dr. Mayrand and his team also came bearing presents, which they purchased with funds they had raised for the cause.

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SORTING CLOTHES AND RAISING MONEY FOR LITTLE BROTHERS

A group of employees from Intact Assurance spent the better part of a day sorting clothes at La Boutique, Little Brothers’ thrift shop located at 1380 Gilford Street in Montreal. La Boutique helps give a variety of items donated by the public a second life.

In addition to generating a tremendous amount of synergy within the team, these efforts were a much-appreciated helping hand for La Boutique, whose proceeds go toward funding Little Brothers’ operations. Elder Friends are entitled to shop at La Boutique for free, which can be very useful for the large proportion of them who live under the poverty line.

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We are members of Imagine Canada and the Association des professionnels en gestion philanthropique. We also adhere to the Donor Bill of Rights set forth by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

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[1] Statistics Canada. Volunteering in Canada, 2004 to 2013. http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-652-x/89-652-x2015003-eng.htm

[2] International Association for Volunteer Effort. Global Trends in Volunteering, 2012.

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