Monday, January 23rd, 2017
With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, there can be a lot of things on our plate, but at Tangerine we know it's important to keep one thing in mind — the spirit of giving.
As an organization, we aim to make a difference in Canadian communities throughout the year through our sponsorship and community investment platform #BrightWayForward. In fact, in 2016 we donated 8,200 volunteer hours to our #BrightWayForward partners through a variety of initiatives.
Holding true to the spirit of giving, we host December Days of Giving each year. It's a Tangerine-style donation drive where we collect much-needed donation items for #BrightWayForward partners such as Youth Without Shelter and Ernestine's Women's Shelter. Collection items range from non-perishable foods and basic goods to winter warmth items and board games. This year was our best yet, with 12,726 items and nearly $9,000 donated to charities across Canada!
With our head office in Toronto and remote locations throughout Canada, we work as one big team to make the largest impact possible in our local communities. Each department picks a designated charity to raise additional donation dollars for as part of departmental competitions for the most items collected daily, along with a few other fun activities — like our Ugly Sweater Contest. Coworkers form friendly rivalries, team members bond, and it's all in the spirit of giving back during the holiday season.