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GROUPE DYNAMITE FOR THE CAUSE: LOOKING BACK AT 2017

January 23, 2018

GROUPE DYNAMITE FOR THE CAUSE: LOOKING BACK AT 2017

At Groupe Dynamite, we are proud to make a difference by annually contributing to fundraising events in an effort to support different causes that we care about. Once again this year, our employees worked hard to raise a maximum amount of donations, especially for the Cedars CanSupport Program, Centraide, The Salvation Army, and The Starlight Children’s Foundation. Here is a recap of what we accomplished in 2017:

  • Cedars Cancer Foundation: For an eighth year in a row, the Dynamite Dragons rowed the Lachine canal in a dragon boat on September 9th. Having implicated themselves in several fundraising initiatives for the McGill University Health Centre’s (MUHC) Cedars CanSupport Program, the Dynamite Dragons raised $13,554, which was 8% more than their original target amount! This donation will help the program to continue to provide psychological, practical, and humanitarian support and financial assistance to cancer patients and their families.
  • The Salvation Army: A few weeks before Christmas, a dozen boxes were placed around the office and the Distribution Centre to collect non-perishable food items as well as new toys and clothes. The generosity of our employees allowed several families in need to have an enjoyable and happy holiday season!
  • Centraide: Through spins, draws, and a cocktail event, we came together once again to support the Centraide of Greater Montreal campaign. Thanks to the support of our Executive team and Ambassadors, we raised a total of $55,471 with a record employee participation rate of 85%!
  • Holiday campaign for the Starlight Children’s Foundation: For just over a month, our store employees asked customers if they would like to donate to the Starlight Foundation.  This foundation is known for bringing the joy of childhood back into the lives of sick children and their families by offering them a little break from the daily stress of medical treatments. Thanks to everyone’s participation and generosity, we raised a total of $93,467!

We’d like to thank our volunteers and everyone who contributed to making a difference once again!

Until next year!