JWC recognizes the importance of helping our municipality’s underprivileged children, which is why our staff generously donated to help the YWCA Kitchener-Waterloo Emergency Shelter last month. JWC staff provided dozens of baby supplies, ranging from wipes, diapers, formula and more. We’re proud to do our part in helping our community’s most vulnerable asset, its children, thrive during periods of instability.
The shelter provides relief and basic needs for single women, transgender women and men, non-binary people and their children. YWCA KW advocates for them by providing aid in securing housing and longer-term community support. It also provides additional adjunct services, such as counselling and prevention as well as diversion services.
With 114 years serving the area, the organization has become one of the region’s largest non-profit outfits. Programming has evolved to meet the changing needs of local women, helping them build the confidence and self-esteem needed to be changemakers. Ultimately, the YWCA envisions an equitable world where women, families, youth and children flourish in inclusive communities.
Thank you for serving our community and making a difference. As a family-owned and operated business, JWC strives to work with organizations that embody similar family values. We look forward to participating in additional events in the future!
If you, or someone you know could benefit from the support programs offered by the YWCA, you can visit their website, or find them on social media.
Finding ways to give back to the community is an important part of the JWC philosophy.
Canadian Blood Services work to collect and distribute blood throughout Canada to those who are in need. On February 21, 2019, 15 members of the JWC family attended a local blood drive in Kitchener to do their part. As a group, our staff donated 6.75L of blood, which is nearly 15 units.
If you are interested in finding out more about Canadian Blood Services, or for information about donating blood, please visit www.blood.ca.
Beginning August 1st JWC staff began collecting backpacks, school supplies and monetary donations to support our community. Proceeds of the drive will be provided to local children in need as they return to school. Once again, JWC staff showed up in spades! Monetary donations exceeded $250 and school supplies and backpacks provided were enough to supply to over 30 children.
On June 5th, 2018, our CFO, James and our CTO, William are participating in a charity golf tournament in support of the Grand River Hospital Foundation. JWC is sponsoring the event, which includes a day of golf at Rebel Creek Golf Club and an evening silent auction.
With the traditional “season of giving” behind us, JWC’s social committee decided to organize a month-long food drive for the month of May. To up the ante, the social committee set weekly goals to be hit for pounds of food donation. In addition, each dollar donated translates into 4 pounds of food. Week after week our team continues to surpass the goals set by the social committee! The employees of JWC donated a total of $800 and more than 230 pounds of food.
During the Easter weekend our CTO, William participated in a charity hockey tournament in support of the Wounded Warriors Foundation of Canada. JWC donated a company prize to the silent auction where the winning bid was over $150!