Wednesday, June 29, 2011

RBC Celebrates National Volunteer Week by Helping Out at Camp Y

In celebration of National Volunteer Week (April 10-26, 2011), RBC encouraged employees to perform a Day of Service for a charitable organization in the community. RBC Portage and Parkhill Branch offered to perform this day of service for the YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg and we were quick to take them up on their offer.

On April 22nd, 20 volunteers, including RBC employees and their families, helped get Camp Y ready for summer campers by painting several cabins. It was a grey and rainy day, but the volunteers came full of community spirit and ready to work.

As if their hard work wasn’t enough, the Portage and Parkhill team also applied for an RBC Day of Service Grant of behalf of the Winnipeg Y. At our last International Working Group meeting, on June 9th, Assistant Branch Manager Danielle Zanewich presented us with a cheque for $2000! The grant will go to the YMCA Strong Kids fund, which provides much needed financial support for children, teens and families who are unable to afford the full cost of participation in a YMCA program or activity.

All in all this was a successful partnership. Thank you to RBC and all the volunteers!

Representatives from RBC visit the International Working Group
to present a cheque for $2000 to Pamela Wright.
Submitted by Breanna Sawatzky
International Working Group Member

1 comment:

  1. This is awesome, glad you guys are getting some recognition.