RJ Cares Month 2018: Results
June 30, 2018
On behalf of the Raymond James Canada Foundation, thank you to all our volunteers for participating in Raymond James Cares month 2018! Since 2013, RJ Cares has showcased the hard work and generosity of our employees. This year, our colleagues from Victoria to Winnipeg to Montreal and everywhere in between, devoted their time to strengthen the communities in which we live and work.
Collectively, we exceeded our 2018 goal by completing 2,878 volunteer hours in support of over 100 charities and non-profits across the country! Over 500 Raymond James employees and associates made positive impacts in their communities by donating their time and talents to local charities.
“From coast to coast, Raymond James employees and associates came together to help feed, clothe and care for those in need. We are very proud of your commitments to community, in May and throughout the year.” says Janine Davies, Executive Director, Raymond James Canada Foundation.
“In my opinion, the RJ Cares campaign goes beyond the basic goal of volunteering, it not only provides communities and organizations with absolutely necessary support but it also allows Raymond James co-workers to engage and interact in a positive setting which has a direct impact on the RJ culture. I enjoyed meeting new faces this year and will absolutely be an active RJ Cares contributor for the years to come” – Mike Hope, Trading Desk Manager, Vancouver, BC.
Across the firm, RJ Cares month supported a wide variety of incredible causes, from food banks and cancer research, to animals and the environment, to vulnerable women and families.
Our volunteers helped the fight against cancer through the country-wide Ride to Conquer Cancer, and the Canadian Cancer Society in Vancouver. Communities across the country participated in environmental initiatives which included collecting over 100 pounds of garbage in conjunction with the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.
2018 was a banner year for blood donations! Both experienced donors and first-timers rolled up their sleeves to give the gift of life with Canadian Blood Services. Across the country we donated 80 much needed units of blood, this is the most RJCares Month has ever donated!
Throughout the month, teams across the country collected different items to support those most in need in their individual communities.
In Toronto, we collected over 600 items for Bridge North battered woman’s shelter. Our Calgary office made hundreds of sandwiches in support of lunch programs for the Mustard Seed, and in Montreal our colleagues organized a recycled Prom/Formalwear pop up called Promming it Forward. In Vancouver we collected over 1000 personal care items for the Lookout Housing and Health society to support individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and our team in Barrie supported the David Busby Street Centre with much needed sleeping bags, tarps and shoes. Kelowna, Barrie, Burlington and Ottawa collected donations for their local food banks – their incredible efforts resulted in over 1000 pounds of food for those in need!
The Raymond James Canada Foundation extends a heartfelt thank you to all participants who gave their time and talents, and to the team captains who organized opportunities and groups across the country here at Raymond James. Our biggest thank you goes to the charities who invited us to support their good work. Please join us in congratulating our employees and associates for their efforts during Raymond James Cares Month!
Thank you for making a difference in 2018!
RJ CARES SNAPSHOTS
Christie Lake Kids
Peter McGann, Mike McGann, Dan MacInnis, Sarah Brillinger, Rodney Kelly, Mauri Brown, Scott Hamilton, Greg Roscoe
Victoria Women’s Transition House
Dee-Ann Mayburry, Heather Blackman, April Dorey, Brianna Toth & Colton Cyr.
Canadian Mental Health Association
Sandy McAfee & Denise Scott
Barrie Food Bank
Laura Hemsworth, Joanne Parkinson, Jackie Ramler, Rachael Porto, Andrea Tarini
Francesca La Morgia, Father Pierangelo and Selena
Burlington Food Bank
Shaun Farwell, Wes Korhonen, Laurie Smuk, Ginny Arnott-Wood, Cathy Hart and Andrew Irwin
Jackie Deller, Melanie LeBlanc (YTA Worker Enviros), Doug Pinder, Jack Drybrough, Sylvia Morrison, Tom Plunkett, John Plunkett, Kathy Atienza, Leslie Ortlieb (YTA Worker Enviros) Front: Emily Deller, Charlotte Deller, Hanna (YTA Client Enviros), Erma Sweet, Jennifer Liu
Central Okanagan Hospice Association
Lisa Kommes, Sherri Johnson, Kaiyo Muir, Sandy McAfee
The Door is Open
Nicky Anderton, Alan Siau, Sharon Morrisroe
Okanagan Park Run
Rita Faber & Lori Samuels
Daily Bread Food Bank
Carole Nollner, Daniela Nincic, Aamil Kanji, Sean Martin and Brian Yun.
Calgary Food Bank
Tom Plunkett, Teresa Churchill, Jocelyn de Jong
Toronto Humane Society
Kelsey Lewis, Saba Mahmood, Valerie Dosiere, Sandra Sousa, Melody Lau
Ronald MacDonald House
Jonathan Mascalanda, David Abelseth, Jinyi Tsai, Tina Hu, Gilles Marchand
Alison Klassen, Chris Raper, Ryan Cramp, Gillian Manson, John Bataller, Andrea Linger, Heather Blackman, Nadja Lawrence.