DSC_0475MAY 28, 2013

The Day of Caring, an event that highlights employer-supported volunteerism and its impact on the community, will mark its second year on Saturday, June 8, at The Sharing Farm.

Over 100 volunteers from nearly a dozen Richmond businesses took part in last year’s event, also held at The Sharing Farm, where they spent a morning in the fields digging, weeding, and planting for a great cause.

“Employer-supported volunteerism is on the rise, and for good reason,” says Elizabeth Specht, Executive Director of Volunteer Richmond Information Services. “For businesses, the benefits are clear: increased employee morale and productivity, a greater sense of loyalty to the company. Of course, all of this contributes to a business’s profitability.”

The Day of Caring is part of the Richmond Caring Companies program, presented by Volunteer Richmond, the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, and Ashton Service Group. Through the program, which involves a series of workshops and one-on-one consultations, local businesses learn how to engage their employees by having them engage with the community.

“The Caring Companies program has shown us that Richmond is home to a diverse group of businesses – large and small, from all industries – that are truly committed to this community,” says Specht. “Participating in the Day of Caring is one of countless ways in which they’re making a difference.”

The following businesses will have volunteers at The Sharing Farm: Back In Motion, Beavis Wong & Associates, Innovation Networks, Misty Mountain Specialties, Opacity Design Group, Sandman Signature Hotel & Resort Vancouver Airport, Sutton Group – Seafair Realty, and Scotiabank.

The third Richmond Caring Companies campus is set to begin in September. To learn how your business can get involved, call 604-279-7020 or visit www.volunteerrichmond.ca.

Volunteer Richmond Information Services is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of Richmond residents by bringing people and services together through community information and volunteerism. For more information call 604-279-7020 or visit our website at www.volunteerrichmond.ca.


For more information, please contact:

Elizabeth Specht
Executive Director
Volunteer Richmond Information Services

604-279-7029 / especht@volunteerrichmond.ca
Ryan Luetzen
Program Coordinator, Communications
Volunteer Richmond Information Services
604-279-7099 / rluetzen@volunteerrichmond.ca




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