Six years ago, my friend Scott volunteered at Youth Without Shelter (YWS), an emergency shelter in the Greater Toronto Area. He noticed there was a focus on education and development to enable independence, but realized the cost of transportation stood as a major barrier. Without money, how could residents go to interviews, school, or even appointments to stay healthy? Because of that, he created the fundraiser Tokens 4 Change (T4C). [Read more…]
Employee-led volunteer missions are an integral part of our corporate giving program at Softchoice.
They’re an incredible way to develop leadership skills, and they provide a life-changing experience that individuals can share with the company, and their friends and family upon their return. I’ve personally been on two such missions, most recently to Maai Mahiu, Kenya this past September.
Over the years, Softchoice Cares members have learned some valuable lessons for planning and executing overseas charity work. Based on our experience, here’s a must-have list for any corporation planning an international charitable mission. [Read more…]