Staff donation to charity

Most people find it easier to give or be generous during the Christmas season than the rest of the year.  Perhaps the Christmas spirit that lives within us is awaken during this time and is ambitious to fulfill its purpose.  Most charities are grateful to the Christmas spirit as much of their donations are received during this season.  However, we are aware that charities are still in need of donations during other parts of the year when the Christmas spirit seems to be on vacation.

We at McLaren Trefanenko Inc. believe that the spirit of Christmas should be well and alive throughout the year, and have encouraged our staff to continue to be generous outside of the festive season.  We borrowed the ingenious idea of Jeans Day from the BC Children’s Hospital and modified it to work within our firm.

[Our firm is an avid supporter of the annual BC Children’s Hospital Jeans Day.  Annually we purchase the lapel pins from the BC Children’s Hospital for all our staff to wear to show our support for the cause.]

We encourage our staff to participate in our firm’s Jeans Day for Charity.  By making a monthly donation, our staff can wear jeans to work on Fridays.  At the end of the year, our firm will match all donations collected from the staff during the year, and then send a donation cheque to the charity of staff’s choice.

[For firms who wish to do something similar, we set up a donation deduction from the staff’s pay cheque once a month – hassle free for the staff and also for the firm’s administration.  As for wearing jeans to work on Fridays, our firm’s dress code is still business casual (jeans with dress shirts and dress shoes) and not casual Fridays.]

For the past few years, our staff have chosen to donate to a charity called Monarch Place.  This year we have sent Monarch Place a donation cheque for $2,920.  Monarch Place is a charitable organization (registered with the Canada Revenue Agency) who offers support and shelter to women and children fleeing domestic violence.  For more information about Monarch Place, visit their website.

We hope the Christmas spirit lives within you all year round.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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