For many years, Bank of Montreal (BMO) has coordinated successful United Way Workplace Campaigns. Last year, BMO raised over $68,000 for the United Way CSO 2016 campaign through employee payroll deductions, corporate sponsorship and donations! This makes BMO our second largest Workplace Campaign in 2016!!
BMO’s philanthropic approach is the product of their commitment to social change and community building. It is through their commitment to United Way CSO that locally, BMO has demonstrated outstanding commitment to their corporate responsibility to their community.
BMO encourages their employees to be involved in their communities not just through momentary contributions, but also through volunteering at a Pushor Mitchell United Way Days of Caring®. In 2016, BMO rolled up their sleeves to help United Way partnered agencies like Karis Support Society, Hands in Service and NOW Canada with yard work, painting and even assembling gift baskets. A Day of Caring connects workplaces with local NPOs who need extra help with tasks around their facilities. By participating in a Pushor Mitchell United Way Days of Caring, BMO has helped increase the capacity of multiple agencies in our region!
BMO has also supported their community through United Way CSO with their outstanding participation in fundraising events. Last year, BMO was a supporting sponsor for our annual Golf Tournament and our South Okanagan Drive-Thru Breakfast fundraisers. BMO’s United Way CSO event sponsorship is yet another display of community heroes at work!
Accepting appreciation certificate at the 2016 United Way CSO’s Central Okanagan Appreciation Event
BMO employees help assemble gift baskets at Hands in Service
BMO employees help at Arion Farms during a Pushor Mitchell United Way Day of Caring
BMO employees give back at Peachland Wellness Centre during a Pushor Mitchell United Way Day of Caring
United Way CSO would like to thank BMO and staff for their continued support. BMO’s Workplace Campaign donations, corporate giving, volunteerism and sponsorship support help ensure that United Way CSO is able to target community investments where they are needed most in our region. Together, we are possibility.