2021 RJ Cares & RJ 5K 4 Kids: Our Story
August 24, 2021
Thank you to the 650 Raymond James Ltd volunteers who participated in RJ Cares Month 2021! Collectively, we volunteered 1800 hours to help others. Despite being physically apart, we found creative ways to make a difference together. Through the RJ 5K 4 Kids, socially distanced activities, donation drives, and individual acts of kindness, our Raymond James Ltd. colleagues demonstrated that #RJ Cares.
The first annual RJ 5K 4 Kids gave us a chance to get active and stay connected all in support of Drug Free Kids Canada. Nationwide, over 400 Raymond James Ltd colleagues completed 5K any way. By walking, cycling, paddling, and dancing, we raised $295,000!
Teams in Ottawa and Montreal got their hands dirty volunteering outdoors at food bank farms. Our colleagues in Calgary spearheaded a city-wide children’s book drive. In Vancouver, we supported women’s shelters with care packages and hands-on repair work. In Saskatoon and Kelowna, teams cleaned up local beaches. Our teams in Toronto got cooking with a virtual pasta-making fundraiser.
Nationwide, we rolled up our sleeves to donate blood, logged on for weekly Charity Spotlight webinars, and got moving with the RJ 5K 4 Kids. Individuals across the country helped their neighbours, thanked their frontline workers, and donated to local charities. By volunteering our time, energy, and expertise to improve the lives of others, we strengthen our teams, our firm, and our communities.
It is your passion, creativity, and determination that make RJ Cares Month a success, year after year. Thank you!