In support of the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter for this month’s Building a Better Community initiative, we will be leveraging our knowledge and experience in construction to add a face-lift to the children’s play area at their Calgary facility. It is our goal to support their organization in any way, shape or form, and after our initial discussions had over lunch, they were delighted to know that we were more than willing to be of service to them in that regard. Although it’s not directly adding value to their day-to-day services to those that they serve, the project will provide them with a safe play area for the families and children that use for their facilities for years to come.
In conjunction with this work, we have scheduled a lunch and learn session for our team that will be hosted by the Shelter’s Resource Development Lead, Paul Chambers. Using an interactive approach that is modeled after the popular game show “Family Feud”, the Shelter’s Family NO Feud session educates its participants about family violence and abuse in our community, ways that we can support victims, and the positive impact of the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter in supporting more than 15,000 individuals each year.
It is truly an honour to work with an organization as selfless and caring as the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter. Although not everyone experiences the effects of family violence and abuse firsthand, it is imperative that we take the time to recognize the experience of those that are suffering and extend our empathy, care, and support whenever possible to ensure that we do our part to minimize the prevalence of these situations. If you would like to learn more about the work that the Shelter performs, or know of anyone that is in need of their services, please visit their website here https://www.calgarywomensshelter.com/.
February Initiative Update
As a Supporting Sponsor for the Calgary East’s Coldest Night of the Year team, hosted by The Mustard Seed, the Westcor team worked alongside The Mustard Seed’s employee and volunteer team to successfully execute this year’s fundraising walk in support of ending homelessness.
With team members volunteering, walking, and fundraising, Westcor helped raised $51,500 to help homeless Calgarians! Although it was cold, it was a great night with great people, organized by an incredible organization. We are proud to partner with The Mustard Seed once again in support of our community, and look forward to the next opportunity!
We would like to extend a big Westcor thank-you to all volunteers, walkers, and to Jordan Hamilton and Amanda Stephenson of The Mustard Seed Calgary for their efforts in creating such a successful event. Until next year!