Posted on 14 Dec
With all of the challenges, changes and uncertainty 2020 presented, the spirit of giving remained constant throughout the year. At The Agency, we saw an outpouring of love and support from our agents and staff in their communities and for those in need. Their efforts resulted in vital personal protection equipment and meals delivered to frontline workers. The Agency raised funds for victims of the devastating wildfires and children facing serious medical challenges, while meals, shelter and homes were provided for those facing homelessness.
Homes that The Agency team helped build alongside charitable partner Giveback Homes, were completed this year. These residences are now filled with love, laughter, and happiness by the families who call them home. Please take a moment to see how this work impacted the lives of those in need in this heartwarming, homecoming caravan.
In October, The Agency took the leap for a great cause, partnering with Union Rescue Mission in their annual Over The Edge fundraising event in Los Angeles. Twenty-four members of The Agency team took to the roof of the Hilton to rappel 24 stories to raise funds for the fight against homelessness. The Agency raised over $25,000, which provided 10,000 Thanksgiving meals at the Union Rescue Mission’s grab-and-go Thanksgiving celebration on Skid Row and provided nearly 500 people with shelter and food along with other necessary services provided by the URM.
The Agency Toronto team launched its nonprofit organization, The Agency Gives Toronto, to raise funds in support of The SickKids Foundation. The partnership helps support children fighting for their health and wellbeing at The SickKids Toronto Hospital. You can purchase The Agency swag, including hats, t-shirts and full swag bag packages, or make a cash donation from anywhere in the world at TheAgencyGivesToronto.com. On Vancouver Island, The Agency team volunteered for Herowork to help with renovations on the Y’s Young Moms Program Kiwanis Young Family Centre.
The Agency East Bay was a proud Platinum Sponsor of the Danville Children’s Guild’s 2020 fall virtual fundraiser supporting the Winter Nights Family Shelter. The fundraising campaign helped provide temporary housing and transition opportunities for families in need in Contra Costa County. Other charitable efforts from Arizona to Pasadena, Park City to Mexico, included the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Make March Matter Campaign, electronics donated to L.A.’s Green Dot Public Schools, the Christian Center of Park City Covid Relief efforts, The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Arizona Covid relief efforts, WHO Global Covid Response, California and Colorado Fire Relief and the Community Alliance of Baja California Sur Covid Relief. The Los Cabos office is also organizing a toy drive with The Centro de Terapias de Red Autismo A.C. this holiday season, which benefits children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and/or neurodevelopmental disorder.