Living our purpose by giving back to the community.
Take a second to think through your morning routine. You wake up, wash your face, brush your teeth, shave, put on deodorant, pick an outfit and get dressed. Chances are you don’t think too much about it, you just do it. Maybe you listen to music, drink coffee, or prepare your to-do list for the day. However you do it, your routine is your way of starting out the day on the right foot.
Now, imagine a part of that routine goes missing. Walking out the door wouldn’t feel the same. Unfortunately, this is a reality for hundreds of Calgarian men who lack basic clothing and hygiene products every single morning.
This doesn’t sit right with us, so riding the momentum of our towel drive for The Mustard Seed, we are excited to launch our second community initiative. For the month of October, we will have a bin in our lobby to collect men’s clothing and hygiene products for the Calgary Drop-In Centre.
New or gently used clothing is accepted and appreciated, but all hygiene products—soap, shampoo, shaving cream, razors, deodorants—must be new and in the package. Think about the best parts of your morning routine and how you can contribute to making someone else’s complete.
If you have any questions about donating, or how you can get further involved with the cause, please contact Maggie Pusztay at Maggie.firstname.lastname@example.org.
In September, we will partner with a signature partner, Dare to Care, to support their bullying prevention programs. We’ve partnered with Dare to Care because, like us, they believe in putting people first and building a better world.
We are also inviting our community to support our September Towel Drive. When we heard through our friends at move forward yycTM that the Mustard Seed is having a towel shortage, we knew it would be the perfect place to start.
Returning the Favour
We believe in the strength of community. Without the support of our community, friends and families, collaborators, and industry peers, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Throughout our years working to Build a Better World, we’ve learned the importance of giving back. We promote Corporate Social Responsibility, a business approach that contributes to sustainable development by delivering economic, social and environmental benefits for all. We focus our efforts on collaboration, reciprocity, and creating win-win scenarios to foster an environment of mutual understanding, growth, and fulfilment. We are proud to give back to the community that has helped shape who we are.
A few of the organizations we have proudly collaborated with over the years:
Calgary Construction Association
Canadian Construction Association
Alberta Construction Association
University of Calgary
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
Lean Construction Institute
Canadian Construction Innovations
Canada Green Building Council
Institute for BIM in Canada
Calgary Women in Construction
Young Construction Leaders
A selection of charities we have gratefully supported throughout the years:
Calgary Construction Associaton Education Fund
Calgary Flames Alumni Foundation
Calgary Health Trust
Calgary Herald Christmas Fund
Canadian Cancer Society
Canadian Liver Foundation
Child Find Canada
Community Drug Awareness
Heritage Christian Academy
Interfaith Food Bank
St. Joan of Arc School Playground Fund
Teen Challenge Canada
The Mustard Seed Ministry
Webber Academy Foundation
Brenda Strafford Foundation Ltd
Fort McMurray Family Crisis Society
Canadian Fallen Heroes Foundation