With support from Suncor and A&W, the Petro-Canada Georgetown team blended business with selfless community involvement. Retailer Vinod Iddya motivated the team, infusing a sense of pride and competitiveness to raise funds and gathering food donations for the Georgetown Breadbasket, a community benefactor helping people in Georgetown, Ont. suffering from food insecurities.
Some of the initiatives that were especially gratifying to work on included the Annual Beer Fest, Burgers to Beat MS Day and The Coldest Night Walk, where the crew received lots of positive feedback from the clientele present at the events. The team also visited the local fire station, the Georgetown Hospital and the Police Division, delivering burgers, sides and root beer from its A&W restaurant. The Georgetown team have also organized bake sales and raffles to raise funds for research to fight MS, and they will be doing future events with the Petro-Canada CareMakers.
"Working with Petro-Canada CareMakers Foundation and the MS Society has given me first-hand, in-depth insights into the struggles facing the resource-deficit and those ill of health,” says Iddya.
“It has broadened my perspective of our purpose as a business and as responsible citizens. To me, this Impact Award is an affirmation from peers, community and corporate alike that I'm on the right path, bringing together people, resources, time and effort to bear, in the service of others.”