From Burlington to Don Mills, L3 WESCAM employees rolled up their sleeves and participated in various activities in support of our local communities. L3 WESCAM employees collectively volunteered over 500 hours by sorting food for distribution, weeding and planting community gardens as well as cleaning up our greenspace – efforts that make a significant impact on the communities in which we work and live.
United Way “Day of Caring” Event Sort
Every year, L3 WESCAM joins thousands of donors, sponsors and volunteers to help make our communities great by supporting the United Way through various initiatives both at the office and off site.
With 1 in 10 people in our community living below the poverty line, the United Way works across multiple fronts to break the cycle of poverty. Investing in basic needs like food and shelter through knowledge development and opportunities to increase long-term stability.
The Day of Caring Event Sort was a chance to provide a service and to hear first-hand about the priority social issues in our region. Employees were encouraged to bring in non-perishable food donations, and L3 WESCAM contributed an additional $7,000 worth of food for local partner agencies. In total, the event raised 1,633 pounds of food, which converts to 4,899 meals, and a two-month supply of infant products to help support families with young children.
The day also included a “Canstructure Challenge” where L3 WESCAM volunteers built structures to symbolize security in Canada. Ultimately, turning non-perishable food donations into art. From building the Canadian border to a ship, teams showcased their amazing creativity!
L3 WESCAM recently received the United Way Spirit Award for Outstanding Employee Campaign of the Year and the United Way Spirit Award for Outstanding Employee Campaign Chair of the Year. Read more here.
Food for Life Food Sort
Close to 13,000 people in Halton and Hamilton rely on Food for Life to provide barrier free access to fresh and nutritious food for their families. L3 WESCAM employees helped sort over 5,100 pounds of potatoes from large bulk bins into smaller program-sized packages for distribution to neighbourhood food partners and agency partners. Food for Life will distribute 3.3 million pounds of donated food from its partners directly to the hungry over the course of the year.
North York Harvest Garden Cleanups
In Don Mills, L3 WESCAM employees got into the dirt to help prepare the Lawrence Heights Community Gardens for a plentiful season.
The North York Harvest Food Bank runs the Community Garden Program as part of their mandate to supply food, training and support to a large network of member agencies. The Community Garden is a place for community members to gather, socialize, share skills and grow together.
L3 WESCAM volunteers weeded over two acres of space and planted over 800 vegetables. Once ripe for picking, the harvest is shared amongst volunteers and food program participants.
L3 WESCAM’s current headquarters is located in Burlington, in close proximity to Lake Ontario. Spencer Smith Park, the Pier, and adjacent sandy beaches are just some of the places that make Burlington a great place to live, work and play. Over 25 L3 WESCAM employees did their part to beautify the area, donning gloves and collecting 10 bags of waste.
L3 WESCAM’s employees belong to something bigger and better than a traditional workplace. Initiatives to promote a healthy community are part of the culture. Many of our recent events can be found in our newsroom. Take a look, and get inspired to make a difference.
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