Donors have a tremendous impact on the 290,000 patients cared for at the IWK each year. Funding needs change from year to year and the IWK must be in a position to respond quickly to the most urgent care priorities. We recently received a very generous donation from the employees at Ledcor. Jerry & John share why they chose to support the IWK.
On November 27th, we had the honor of presenting a cheque for $10,373.42 on behalf of the employees at Ledcor to the IWK Foundation in Halifax, the largest children’s hospital east of Montreal. For those of you who are not familiar with Ledcor, we started in Leduc, Alberta in 1947 and have since grown to become one of North America’s largest and most diversified construction companies.
Although our head office is located in British Columbia, many of our employees have ties to the Maritimes, and as a company we recognize the importance of supporting the communities where we live and work. Over the last ten years, , Ledcor has contributed over $23 million to charitable causes with a focus on supporting pediatric medical facilities and critical illness initiatives across North America.
Through our Ledcor Cares Employee Campaign, employees are encouraged to support causes that are meaningful to them through a variety of ways, including a payroll deduction program and other creative fundraising activities such as raffles, auctions, and 50-50 draws. What makes Ledcor’s campaign so special is the fact that Ledcor matches each dollar raised by employees, doubling the actual donation. Employees have the opportunity to have their donations go to their charity of choice, and of course, being Bluenosers, the IWK was our obvious choice.
During our visit to the IWK, we were privileged to be given the opportunity to see a before and after tour of the emergency department and the recently upgraded operating rooms and facilities. The staff were friendly, helpful and spoke of the heart-felt appreciation for all donations whether big or small. It all adds up! It was a wonderful, enlightening but humbling experience and without doubt it has encouraged us to get the word out about supporting our local communities. As individuals and as a company, we look forward to having a long term relationship with the IWK. We wish the staff and patients the best of health and happiness in the future.
Jerry & John
Thank you so much to Ledcor and their employees for their support! To make a gift to the IWK Foundation visit www.iwkfoundation.org.