BMO employees hold largest United Way Oakville Day of Caring series of events
BMO employees turned off their computers, left behind their cell phones and Blackberries, and rolled up their sleeves to participate in United Way Oakville’s largest Day of Caring series of events. Over the course of two weeks, 84 BMO employees will participate in 9 Days of Caring, helping 7 agencies in the Oakville community.
A Day of Caring is an opportunity for corporate employees to get their hands dirty and give back to their community, by volunteering in community projects identified by United Way Oakville. Armed with gardening equipment and paint brushes, BMO employees not only provided much needed services to community agencies, but also get a chance to learn more about the vital work of the agencies and programs. Agencies that will benefit from BMO’s generosity include:
- Hope Place Centre – a residential treatment centre for men and women suffering from alcohol and/or drug abuse
- Grace House – a residential accommodation for socially disadvantaged adults to help them achieve independent living
- Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre – a community centre for families
- Lighthouse Program for Grieving Children – a grief centre for children and teenagers who have lost an immediate family member
- SENACA Senior’s Day Program – a therapeutic day program for seniors and disabled adults
- The Women’s Centre – an agency that provides counseling and educational services to women facing a variety of struggles
- Community Living Oakville – an agency that provides assistance to developmentally disabled adults
Thank you BMO employees – Change starts here!