JLL Canada raises $42,000 in support of Breakfast Club of Canada
JLL Canada announced today that it raised $42,000 in support of Breakfast Club of Canada during its Feeding Children’s Potential campaign
TORONTO, December 22, 2020 – JLL Canada announced today that it raised $42,000 in support of Breakfast Club of Canada during its Feeding Children’s Potential campaign, that ran from November 1 to December 18, 2020. While the global pandemic has disrupted daily lives across the globe, JLL was determined to continue supporting the Breakfast Club of Canada’s mission to give children access to a healthy morning meal before school, in an environment that nurtures their self-esteem and confidence.
Through generous personal donations on JLL’s campaign page, teams across all offices in Canada united to make a difference.
In Vancouver, the Corporate Solutions Take Vancouver team entered a virtual relay race called Whistler 50. From November 21 to the 29, eight members of the CS Take Vancouver committee ran 10km each, tracking the distance and time through an app. The team raised over $4,000 with this race alone.
As a final push to close the campaign before the holidays, members of the Charity Committee decided to organize a virtual silent auction. Items ranged from exclusive one-on-one time with senior leadership, to future golf rounds, boating and paddle board adventures. The virtual silent auction raised almost $6,000.
In addition, JLL Canada contributed $15,000 to the final amount raised to support and recognize the efforts deployed by employees to make this campaign a success.
JLL Canada has been dedicated to helping children in need since 2015, when it first partnered with Breakfast Club of Canada, and has raised $500,000 to date. Breakfast Club of Canada helps feed more than 257,000 children and youth in 1,887 schools across the country with an approach based on commitment, self-esteem and capacity development.
“During a year like no other, I am extremely proud of our teams across Canada for connecting and participating in raising funds for a cause that will bring a positive impact to children’s lives and improve their access to a healthy breakfast,” said Vanessa Lester, National Director of Marketing at JLL Canada.
“2020 has brought unprecedented challenges to Canadians, but at Breakfast Club of Canada, we’ve been fortunate enough to also witness incredible solidarity. The unwavering support of our partners has allowed us to keep going and support children even through the pandemic. We wish to thank JLL and their employees for continuing in their efforts to ensure children can thrive and learn. Together, we can help them reach their full potential, one breakfast at a time,” said Tommy Kulczyk, General Manager, Breakfast Club of Canada.
To learn more about the Feeding Children’s Potential campaign, click here.
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