The PC Corp Elves at Santas Anonymous (2016)
For over 6 decades, 630CHED Santas Anonymous has been ensuring that every child receives a new toy at Christmas. This holiday season, a team of PC Corp Elves went down to Santas Depot to lend a helping hand with packing toys for delivery. Surrounded by a warehouse of toys generously donated by our community, we had smiles through the entire evening. If you’re interested in a great time while helping a legendary cause, The Santas Anonymous Depot has drop in hours for volunteering Tuesdays & Thursdays 9am – 9pm and Saturday & Sunday 10am – 5pm, through December 16th.
Listen to one of the longest running production pieces on Canadian Radio – ‘And A Creature Was Stirring‘. This moving story, written & voiced by Jerry Forbes (founder of Santas Anonymous) and produced by Bob McCord, plays on 630CHED throughout the holiday season and is a Christmas classic for Edmontonians. Makes me cry every – single – time. LISTEN
PC Corp Community Projects over the Holidays 2015
Our staff have been out in their communities lending a helping hand!
Here’s the Edmonton Team with their friends and family at the Mustard Seed – Personal Assistance Centre (PAC). We are sorting through the massive amounts of donated items – clothing, grooming items, household goods -which are then provided at no cost to individuals and families to provide them with some short-term relief.
Santa and his team of PC Corp elves in Calgary made a stop at Keeler School to hand out mittens and toques!
Then Santa made his way to Edmonton to visit Princeton School.
Other seasonal initiatives included a ‘shoebox collection’ of personal items and grooming supplies for the Mustard Seed in Calgary, a food collection for the Edmonton Food Bank, a evening social with a ‘toonie bar’ with all proceeds going to PC Corp’s Community Projects Committee to help them continue their community efforts … and more! PC Corp is proud to be a part of our communities! We wish you a wonderful holiday season, a Happy New Year, and look forward to continuing to Make A Difference in 2016.
We CAN Make a Difference!
Congratulations to the PC Corp – Calgary team and our amazing clients! At a food drive held during our annual Stampede BBQ, our guests were asked to bring with them a canned food donation for the Calgary Food Bank. AND THEY DID! They brought with them in total 310 lbs of food, directly helping those in need within the community.
Together we are MAKING A DIFFERENCE.
A Follow Up from FH-Canada
In November 2013, PC Corp Co-Founder, Eldon Morrison had the opportunity to visit Ethiopia with Food for the Hungry (FH) – an organization dedicated to ending poverty, helping one vulnerable community at a time in the developing world. Their mission on our last visit was to evaluate the water systems in Belo, Ethiopia in the Sasiga community in order to incorporate the much needed improvements into their programs. FH has done some incredible work. Read their report highlighting many of their initiatives and wonderful results to the communities they’ve helped HERE.
12 Can Challenge
Over holiday season 2014, we challenged our staff to each bring in one can of food a week to support our local food bank. For most of us, the holidays are a time of joy and abundance. For others, it is a time of going without. We hoped that as a collective we could make an impactful change for those who are hungry. Together we ‘can’ make a difference!
Ebola Relief Efforts
We have a running in-house joke for those tough days, ‘We aren’t saving lives”. As an I.T. company, no, we do not save lives, and the phrase puts things in perspective for us, pushing us to continue to provide our clients with the best I.T. service that we can.
But … what if we could? What if as an I.T. company we could save lives?
For the month of October, our focus was on helping those affected by the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. We sold 50/50 tickets to staff, family and friends to raise funds toward the Canadian Red Cross relief and medical efforts fighting against this deadly Ebola crisis. Our total donation $1844.00!
Find out how you can help fight the Ebola epidemic HERE.
The Griffin Fund (Ernest Manning High School)
PC Corp is committed to a 3 year sponsorship of the Griffin Fund at Ernest Manning High School in Calgary, AB. EM High as it’s more commonly known, sets high academic standards and a personalized learning structure including varied and innovative programs such as: pre-engineering, pre-architecture, culinary arts, international certificates, and more. The Griffin Fund exists to financially subsidize the cost of these types of school programs for students who would not be able to participate otherwise. Post-secondary scholarships are also awarded from the Griffin Fund. Best wishes to the students and staff of EM High! PC Corp is proud to be a part of your successes. Go Griffins!
For more information on the Griffin Fund and EM High, CLICK HERE.
Here we are at the VTN BBQ helping to raise funds for Connected North. Through the generosity of the VTN Community, Ingram Micro and Cisco the Connected North program is being introduced to John Arnalukjuak High School in Arivat, Nunavut this September! This is a small community with a population of just over 2,000 people located on the western shore of the Hudson Bay and it can only be reached by plane or snowmobile. The students will gain access to a satellite internet connection that will allow for science, technology, engineering and math experts, organized by our amazing charity partner Partners in Research, to be beamed into the classroom over TelePresence.
OCC Dragon Sight
PC Corp is proud to support OCC Dragon Sight – a dragon boat racing team composed of blind and partially sighted paddlers. We were so pleased to be able to donate an HP Elitebook to their fundraiser, helping to raise funds for the team to race in the World Club Crew Dragon Boat Championships in Ravenna, Italy – September of 2014. Watch them hard at work training HERE!
Calgary Stampede Fiesta!
How many hot dogs and hamburgers could you eat at this year’s PC Corp Stampede BBQ? … NONE! We bucked the BBQ trend and held a Mexican Street Party featuring build-your-own burritos, a Mariachi band, icy cold margaritas, and Mexican themed fundraising games. The sun was sizzling and spirits high as over 300 guests came to our fiesta! Thank you to the generosity of our suppliers for fantastic prizes and our guests for participating in fundraising games. With their help, we raised almost $800.00 for PC Corp’s charity of choice – Little Warriors. Ole! Ole!
City of Edmonton: Adopt A Block
A clean and safe Edmonton is a shared responsibility. Our PC Corp team has re-joined the Adopt a Block program to continue those efforts. Our block is the corner on which the PC Corp building sits: 109 ST and 100 AVE. We commit to keeping the sidewalk, our parking lot and surrounding areas clear of garbage and debris. This year we are also sprucing up our building façade, and putting up pots of sunny flowers to brighten up the neighbourhood!
PC Corp is proud to donate to Connected North – a unique partnership between the territorial government in Nunavut, private sector partners, community leaders, non-governmental organizations, and Cisco. The goal of the program is to create a more connected Canada, to share ideas, resources, drive understanding and innovation. It is about bridging the gap between urban and remote communities and finding new opportunities through these connections. WATCH IT in action HERE!
PC Corp, along with our VTN partners, raised $14,880.00 for Connected North. THE BONUS? Cisco matched the donation generating a total donation of $29,760.00 directly going to supply, install and maintain Cisco telepresence equipment for this deserving cause. Find out more: http://csr.cisco.com/casestudy/connected-north