Empty Desk Solutions is proud to have participated in the 6th annual Day of Caring!
On November 17th, 2018, a team of volunteers packed 500 lunches for those in need. These lunches went into hand decorated brown paper bags, filled with PB&J sandwiches, juice boxes, granola bars, and a sweet treat. Brittany Hardy at Empty Desk Solutions was happy to be able to stick in the apples too. The volunteers then handed out the lunches at Main & Hastings and in Oppenheimer Park. Additionally, warm clothes and shoes were distributed to Union Gospel Mission in Vancouver, and a second drop-off location – Giving us all something to smile about!
Special Thanks to…
A huge thank you to the real heroes, Sharon Chan Davis, Dara Fahy and Wayne Mah for organizing – Great job as always. Shout out to the teams at Dominion Lending Centres & City Wide Mortgage Services for doing such incredible work!
Special Thank you to: Jose Dos Santos – First National Financial LP for providing the Bread. Doug Sandover at The Wood Floor Refinishing Company for the PB&J, his lovely wife and her dental team for the candy! Narissa Karim, her teacher team and their students for decorating the amazing lunch bags! Mel Lee at Scotiabank and Shannon Hillman from BlueShore Pacifica Alternative Mortgage Centre for bringing the granola bars. And Desirée Dupuis & Kelly Strongitharm at Ruben’s Shoes for the warm footwear!
We are so thankful for every single person who also helped to make this day possible. It was so rewarding to be able to play a part and give back to the community. EDS can’t wait to do take part in a day of caring again next year 🙂
Cheers to you all!
Some facts to know
Vancouver’s homeless population is now bigger than ever. A record-breaking 1,847 homeless people were counted last year in Vancouver. The increase reveals a problem needing the attention of all municipalities and senior levels of government to work together to solve. What can you do to help?
Here are some ideas to support those less fortunate this holiday season
Here are 3 ways you can support those less fortunate this holiday season:
- Volunteering – Volunteering is a fantastic way to give back to a specific cause. It allows you to be certain that you have had a positive impact on a charity important to you. Click here to find out about BC’s volunteering opportunities.
- Performing a Random Act of Kindness – Try doing one selfless act each day this holiday season. This could mean helping someone struggling with their luggage or groceries in public, or simply giving up your seat to someone else on bus.
- Donating blood – Donate blood and help to save lives. Click here to find out where you can give blood today!
Brittany Hardy is the Owner of Empty Desk Solutions, a boutique marketing company located in Port Moody B.C.
Brittany is passionate about helping small businesses achieve their growth goals with marketing solutions that are both effective and affordable. After many years of working in retail management and then as the Marketing Manager for Canada’s largest mortgage company, Brittany decided it was time to pursue a life-long goal of creating her own business. Naturally she likes to help others and decided there was no better way to do this than to use her creative talent to help others who want to do the same thing.
With three young children, Brittany believes in balancing work and home life and continues to find new ways to support and employ other mothers who want to start their own businesses or stay at home with their children. Social media marketing continues to evolve for small businesses and Brittany and her team are passionate about helping these businesses navigate how they can benefit from these networks.