As the holiday season fast approaches, Vigilant employees took time to give back to local Montrealers through CTV’s Spirit of Giving campaign. It was our fifth consecutive year, and the best one yet as our employees came together to raise $29,000, more than double last year’s donation!
The campaign really embodies the definition of teamwork. At Vigilant, we divide into four teams from multiple departments, with team captains leading the way. Teams collect money and then purchase various items to be donated to six local Montreal charities.
This year, we took it one step further and gave the charities a call to see what items they were in need of most to be sure we were putting our money to the best use. When we got spending, mostly at local grocery stores like Metro, Costco and Provigo. the response we got from cashiers and store managers was refreshing and encouraging.
But we’re just one small part of Spirit of Giving – once we packaged up our 200+ boxes worth of goods, CTV volunteers and Vigilant employees loaded everything into a large truck (it was just like a game of Tetris - check it out). Boxes collected from around the city were then brought to a local high school, where students and volunteers sorted everything for the individual charities before the charities distribute the goods to local families in need. Truly a team effort!
It’s important to always remember that we are part of something bigger, something stronger: a community. Our efforts, no matter how big or small, have a positive impact and we’re so proud of our employees’ efforts this year – they keep setting the bar higher and higher.
From all of us at Vigilant, we wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season.