One of the primary functions of the Charitable Office is to instill and encourage volunteerism and philanthropy in our staff and this mandate led to the development in 1999 of the Payroll Participation Program. Each year 3 nationally registered Canadian charities, whose funds raised are distributed within Canada, are selected from suggestions made by our staff. Usually there is a charity involved with children, a health related charity and an environmental charity. The company matches the donations made by the staff dollar for dollar. The Program operates for a full fiscal year – January 1st until December 31st. This program is totally voluntary and a staff member can support one, two, three or none at all.
Throughout the year the Charitable Office collects gently used clothing, books, magazines, paper and food distributing it all to a variety of charities, including, daycare centres, schools, community centres, health facilities and food banks. We also organize movie nights for the staff showing thought provoking films on a wide variety of subjects involving the environment, community and mankind. We also collect pop tabs that are given to Easter Seals who sell them to an aluminum company and the proceeds are used to purchase wheelchairs for people who financially are unable to purchase their own.
The donation policy of The Printing House is to support registered Canadian charities through in-kind contributions. All requests received by the 70 branches of the company are forward to the Charitable Office that is charge with the responsibility of determining whether or not the organization should receive print donations either totally or partially. We must conduct the due diligence to ensure that the organization is indeed a registered Canadian charity, that it does not have any religious or political affiliation, and is not involved in any gambling activities.
In 2002 coin canisters were introduced by the Charitable Office into each branch across Canada. The funds raised through this initiative are directed towards families in the communities in which the branches are located.
The Charitable Office is always involved with a number of projects whether we are organizing food drives, or enrolling teams in charitable events.
Since 1990 we have been organizing a Greeting Card campaign and this year is no exception. The 2015 is now complete and the net proceeds will be directed to the Actua Aboriginal Outreach Program.
The Printing House Charitable Office, which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, is proud to announce a new national partnership with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, which is celebrating 30 years of funding vital research, education, health promotion, and support for those affected by breast cancer.
The foundation is committed to leading progress in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care. Look for exciting information to be posted soon on our website about how TPH® will be contributing to and raising funds for CBCF in 2016!
We are organizing TPH Teams in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Nova Scotia to participate in the Coldest Night of the Year Walk on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 5:15PM. The Walk is a fantastically fun, family-friendly walking fundraiser that raises money for the hungry, homeless and hurting in 100+ communities across Canada. The funds raised are given to a variety of local charities that have clients in need.