Shown above: Staff and teams from Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs, Cascades Recovery+, Pushor Mitchell, Tenzing Managed IT Services and United Way along with MLA Steve Thomson at the Kelowna kickoff event
May 7, 2018 – The Pushor Mitchell United Way Day of Caring® was a great success last week. This year, 112 volunteers from 6 companies tackled 19 projects for 11 charities in the Central and South Okanagan on May 4 and May 6. The largest team was from Pushor Mitchell Lawyers who shut down their office to send 92 employees out into the community. In total, 336 volunteer hours were provided to community agencies saving over $5000 in staffing and resource costs.
“What an incredible effort by all the caring companies that sent out staff to volunteer,” said Helen Jackman, Executive Director of United Way CSO. “Our community partners are so appreciative and the collective effort makes such a difference to their bottom line. “
The event started with a kickoff hosted by Okanagan Boys and Girls Club where 3 companies joined in for a pizza lunch, donated by Papa John’s Pizza, and a photo opp. The teams worked on a multitude of projects including spring yard cleanup, gardening, window washing, painting projects, baking treats for kids programs, sorting and stocking inventory and other odd jobs.
United Way CSO staff along with caring companies and non-profit organizations listed below participated in the two day event:
Company or Volunteer Teams
CIBC – Penticton
Investors Group – Penticton
New Country 100.7 – Penticton
Pushor Mitchell Lawyers LLP (92)
Tenzing Managed IT Services
Canadian Mental Health Association
Clubhouse Farm Kelowna
Habitat for Humanity
Society of HOPE (HOPE Outreach)
Kelowna Women’s Shelter
Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs (4 locations)
OSNS Child Development Centre (Penticton)
Pathways Abilities Society
South Okanagan Women in Need Society
The Bridge Youth and Family Services
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Thanks to everyone who participated in this years Pushor Mitchell United Way Day of Caring! Special thanks to Papa John’s Pizza for donating pizza, Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs for hosting the kickoff in Kelowna and especially Pushor Mitchell Lawyers LLP for sponsoring the Day of Caring.
The Pushor Mitchell United Way Day of Caring® is an annual community-wide event where United Way coordinates teams of volunteers from the local area and matches them with projects at local charities. Volunteer teams take on light construction, gardening and maintenance tasks while gaining behind-the-scenes insight into the work of local non-profit agencies. Multiple projects are completed resulting in hundreds of hours invested in just one day. United Way also organizes custom days of caring throughout the year. For more information, visit: http://unitedwaycso.com/get-involved/uw-day-of-caring .
Team Pushor Mitchell Lawyers: