This past Saturday, May 25, more than 13,000 TELUS team members, retirees and our families and friends volunteered to lend a hand in our communities on our eighth annual TELUS Day of Giving.
Over the weekend, you may have seen TELUS volunteers sporting green t-shirts, while cleaning up garbage from our shorelines, stocking shelves at food banks, pulling weeds to preserve local parks, and serving up meals at soup kitchens. These are just a few of the volunteer activities that took place on our TELUS Day of Giving.
With thousands of hands working side by side across the country, together, we made a meaningful difference by helping great organizations in our communities with more than 500 local projects.
One thing we’ve learned over the years is that every single positive action, no matter how big or small, can inspire hope and drive positive change in our neighbourhoods. It is fantastic to realize that since we started this powerful, grassroots volunteer event in 2006, more than 78,000 members of the TELUS family have participated.
On Saturday, I volunteered at Britannia Community Services Centre Society and helped the team paint fabric for a community mural that will beautify the walls on the Centre. On Sunday, I spent time at the Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society where we helped plant an amazing yard market garden. These volunteer experiences were so gratifying and and knowing that events like these were taking place all across Canada was incredible.
This year, we invited our customers to join us in giving back. We also asked our customers to take part in a national conversation about volunteerism to help inspire and ignite a volunteer movement across the country. I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported our spirit of giving at TELUS this weekend. Thank you, too, to everyone who is helping us keep the momentum going by sharing personal stories about how they give where they live.
If you haven’t already, visit givewherewelive.ca and take part in our exciting photo contest. Share your photo and story about how you give where you live between now and June 15, and you could be one of 10 Canadians selected to receive a $10,000 donation to the Canadian charity of your choice. And join the conversation through your social networks with #givewherewelive.
Our TELUS team believes in giving where we live and it’s what inspires us every day. We know thousands of Canadians across our country are doing the same, and we thank you for all that you do to help build healthy, vibrant and strong communities that we all benefit from.