Employees Support Phoenix Youth House and Feed Nova Scotia

 
When it comes to helping those in need in our community, VEMCO employees are always ready to step up.

 

Donating to Phoenix Youth House Wish List

This year, VEMCO added a new organization to its charitable endeavours – Phoenix Youth House.

Phoenix is a non-profit, community-based organization located in Halifax, Nova Scotia where they believe all people matter. Since 1987, Phoenix has been dedicated to supporting youth between the ages of 11 and 24, families, and communities across multiple locations in Halifax.

In total, employees donated $486 in cash and gift cards, as well as toiletries, clothes, housewares, children’s items and bus tickets. The staff and residents of Phoenix Youth House were very appreciative of VEMCO’s fundraising and item collection efforts.

 

Build Your Own Sandwich Day Food Drive

What happens when VEMCO provides all the fixings for employees to build their own gourmet sandwich in exchange for a food donation to our local food bank? Well, a sort of “food vs food” scenario ensues.

As staff poured into the kitchen to craft their own unique culinary creations, the food bank donations poured in as well.

Suffice to say, the number of sandwiches consumed paled in comparison to the volume of food donated to Feed Nova Scotia. By the time our Sandwich Day Food Drive Lunch came to a close, VEMCO employees had contributed over 133 kilograms of food!

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