For many of us, Christmas is a time of joy, spending time with loved ones and reflecting on the many good things in our lives. But for families in need, it can be a very different story.
This year, the team at Dynamysk chose to share with those less fortunate by supporting the YYC Tech Gives SPAM Cup.
YYC Tech Gives is a volunteer-driven organization founded in 2010, comprised of a group of more than 50 tech companies in Calgary who come together with various events throughout the year to give back to the local community.
During the annual SPAM Cup competition, they partner with The Calgary Food Bank to raise funds, gather food and baby item donations, and provide volunteers to sort donations. The Cup encourages friendly competition across The Calgary Food Bank’s three pillars of giving: time, money, and food, with points awarded in each category and the SPAM Cup awarded to the winning company during the final food sorting competition in December.
The challenge was set, and Dynamysk delivered in a big way! In total, together with corporate donation matching, we collected a total of $1500 for the food bank, in addition to 82 pounds of baby items and 85 pounds of food! In addition, staff donated 32.5 hours of volunteer time to help sort food items at the food bank.
Dynamysk took 5th place out of a total of 21 participating companies, but more importantly we are proud to have helped make this Christmas just a little bit brighter for those who need it most.
From our families to yours, we wish everyone a warm and happy holiday season filled with love and laughter, and a healthy and prosperous new year.