Photo (left to right): Alex Robertson (CEO of Camp Ooch), Stacy Landau (CEO of SPRINT), Mark Trask (Chief Marketing and Development Officer, Casey House), Jenny Carver (Executive Director, Stella's Place), Justin Talyor (COO, Greenrock) Tanisha Sri Bhaggiyadatta (Resident Services Manager, The Redwood) and Catherine May (Fundraising Manager, The Redwood).
As a company, Greenrock has at its core a deep commitment to giving back. Whether it be through our furnished charitable suites (used at no cost to families of out-of-town patients at several Toronto hospitals), our building-wide food drives, or other initiatives throughout the year -- it's important for us to not only provide high-quality housing for our residents, but to foster and build community.
It's in that spirit that we wanted to do something different this year by putting our residents at the helm of our holiday giving program. Earlier this year, Greenrock, through the Greenrock Charitable Trust, earmarked $100,000 to be donated on our resident's behalf and asked them to vote (online and at our six buildings across the city) on which charities they think make the biggest impact on the communities in which you live.
After the votes were counted, the list was narrowed down to five amazing organizations: Camp Oochigeas, Casey House, The Redwood, SPRINT Senior Care, and Stella's Place, with each charity receiving $20,000 on behalf of Greenrock's residents.
On December 17th 2018, Greenrock staff and residents gathered with representatives of each charity to facilitate these donations.