The ‘Crew Cares’ initiative provides opportunities and support for employees to volunteer within the communities in which we live and work. 2022 saw a reboot of ‘Crew Cares’ after local COVID-19 restrictions began to ease, with a target of 120 volunteer hours over the year.
To kick it off, Crew selected Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids (“BB4CK”) which is an organization that has developed a school lunch program for kids that may not have the luxury of eating lunch every day. On average, BB4CK feeds 4,000-5,000 kids from kindergarten to grade 12 every day across more than 200 schools in the city. In March, Crew had 10 volunteers working with the dedicated staff and volunteers of BB4CK to make lunches for the program.
June saw the “Crew” on a week-long blitz with The Mustard Seed working across various services offered in Calgary. 24 Crew employees worked across four daily shifts, making sandwiches in the hundreds, sorting clothing and goods donations at the warehouse or serving the Crew-sponsored lunch from the downtown shelter. We were honored to contribute to the great work done by the Mustard Seed in caring for individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty.