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SUPPORTING THE DAILY BREAD FOOD BANK

SUPPORTING THE DAILY BREAD FOOD BANK

 

 

One of Trisura’s core values is to give back to the communities in which we live and work. For this reason, employees are given the opportunity to take some time away from the office in order to volunteer at local charities. On Wednesday, February 10th, 13 volunteers from the Toronto branch spent the day helping out at The Daily Bread Food Bank.

Top left to right: Caitlin Wall, Rob Litt, Elliot Ford. Middle: Susan Hollander, Michelle McCafferty, Grace Van Dijk, Brittany Raposo, Sonia Cordeiro, Evan Gamble. Front: Sean McCafferty, Victor Bandiera, Matthew Manol, Andrew Cartwright, Matthew Robertson.

 

Together the team sorted 10,798 pounds of food. This food is placed into hampers that are designed to provide short-term relief to a family of 4, and weigh in at 20 pounds on average. That means our volunteers sorted enough food to fill 540 hampers for 540 families. Well done volunteers!

The Daily Bread Food bank is the largest provider of food relief in the GTA, offering almost 200 food programs. They work locally year-round to give short and long-term solutions to impoverished families.

To further acknowledge the difference The Daily Bread Food Bank makes, Trisura donated an additional 311 pounds of food, as well as $500 in cash. Every $25 donated means one food hamper can be made. The combined efforts and donations provided the equivalent of 575 hampers for 575 families.

A big kudos to The Daily Bread Food bank for bringing our volunteers in. We look forward to coming back…and exceeding our previous mark!

To find out more about the difference The Daily Bread Food Bank makes, click here to visit their website.

WATER FOR LIFE INITIATIVE

WATER FOR LIFE INITIATIVE

Trisura is proud to have recently sponsored an initiative aimed at providing fresh water for millions of people in need, a luxury we take for granted as a first world country.

Stephen Mallory of Directors Global Insurance Brokers Ltd, leads the charge after learning of the Water for Life Initiative. “$8,500 can buy 1,000 people clean water for 25 years,” said Mr. Mallory. “In Canada, we are fortunate people, and we take water for granted…this project has been very inspiring.”

Mr. Mallory integrated his musical talents into the pledge. His project, The Cherry Trees Band, recorded an album based on the Water for Life Initiative and are selling it on iTunes and Cdbaby for $10. All proceeds go to the Water for Life Initiative run by the Global Aid Network.

Most recently, Mr. Mallory and the Cherry Trees Band hosted an event at Hugh’s Room in downtown Toronto on November 23rd, which ended up being a sold out show with standing room only. At the beginning of the night, the goal was announced: $25,500 from fundraising and donations. This amount would provide three wells that would produce fresh water for 3000 people. At the end of the night, over $38,000 had been raised, including a $5,000 donation from Trisura (Mike George and Stephen Mallory pictured above).

Mr. Mallory, now charged with the support of his peers, aims to keep the momentum going on raising awareness and funds – to the tune of $42,500. He’s vowed that the campaign will continue until this new goal is reached.

To learn more about the Water for Life Initiative, you can visit the Global Aid Network website, here.

To donate directly to Stephen Mallory’s cause or purchase a copy of The Cherry Trees Band album.