BMO employees prepare for a Day of Caring® at Peachland Wellness Centre. - Image: Contributed

Central Okanagan companies give back their time on day of giving

Seven companies and 73 employees volunteered 182 hours to local non=profits

A day celebrating volunteerism and giving back in the Central Okanagan went off in a big way last week thanks to several local companies and a slew of volunteers in the area.

Seven groups from Central Okanagan workplaces gave back by assisting non-profit agencies in the Central and South Okanagan with various projects around their facilities.

The Pushor Mitchell United Way Day of Caring is designed for workplaces to donate employee time to help an agency in the community. By participating in a Day of Caring, workplaces increase agencies’ capacity for helping to complete jobs that would otherwise go unfinished or take agency staff away from their important roles helping people in need.

This month, Canadian Western Bank and TD Bank worked hard at Arion Therapeutic Farms, BMO Central employees donated their hard work to Peachland Wellness Centre and Arion Therapeutic Farms, BMO Penticton assisted South Okanagan Women in Need Society, and City of Kelowna Airport employees gave back at Lake Country Boys and Girls Club and Clubhouse Farms.

In total, seven companies and 73 employees volunteered 182 hours to these agencies, a value of $3,640 in resource hours.

“United Way CSO, on behalf of the non-profit agencies, would like to extend a huge thank you to all the workplaces who participated in Days of Caring this month,” stated a press release.