Executrade gives over $78,250 in charitable donations
Dec 22, 2013
The philosophy of Executrade is that the more you give, the more you will receive. This season Executrade gave over $78,250 in charitable donations to worthy causes including:
Our employees have been busy elves this holiday season as well, cooking hot meals for the homeless at The Mustard Seed, hosting bake sales that made over $300 for The James Fund for Neuroblastoma Research, and organizing basket donations for the Food Bank. It becomes easy to understand why there are so many smiling consultants around the office during the busy holiday time.
While Executrade supports local charities year round and believes that great things can be accomplished when a company is an active corporate citizen, we are proud to be in a province and country that recognizes the value in giving back as well.
The spirit of giving is alive and well in Alberta, according to a BMO Harris Private Banking study released Friday. The survey found that 89% of people in Alberta, and 86% of Canadians, will engage in some sort of charitable activity this Christmas.
Considering a new poll from CIBC found that the average holiday spend in Alberta is $1,586, up from the $903 average Albertans had planned to spend this Christmas- it is heart warming to see there is always room in the wallet and calendar to find a way to give back.
The BMO study also found that:
- 60% of Albertans (vs. 52% nationally) have or will be donating money
- 48% of Albertans (49% nationally) have or will be donating canned goods or a food basket
- 49% of Albertans (47% nationally) have or will be donating clothing
- 18% of Albertans (23% nationally) have or will be volunteering
The Canadian average donation amount in 2013 was $580, up from $557 in 2012. In Alberta, the average donation this year was $644, up from $558 last year.
Thank you for working along side of us to help local charities out. See you out there!