At Rhodes & Williams, we’re invested in the greater health of our communities. As a company, we proudly support the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and Cystic Fibrosis Research. Throughout the year, our staff also holds a variety of events to raise money for extremely worthy causes including the following:
The Grand Parade is a family-friendly fundraiser walk held on Saturday, September 17, 2022, that helps support local charities who provide essential care and service for aging Canadians.
Rhodes & Williams team have participated in the annual Relay for Life-2022, raising funds and awareness for The Canadian Cancer Society. The staff members helped in raising over $7,000 within this year and were the top award winners for Ottawa. It’s a long but rewarding night of giving back to our community.
Rhodes & Williams and Intact Insurance have supported The Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE) through The Better Communities Program. ONFE is a charitable organization that collaborates with partners from education, business, government, and the community to develop enriching programs for K-12 students. The funding they have received from this initiative will help ensure that every child can finish school with the tools, knowledge, and skills they’ll need to thrive in post-secondary studies, and to build fulfilling careers.
Every year, Rhodes & Williams chooses a great Aviva community project to support. We have supported two previous winning projects: Kaiden Care Kits and Asphalt to Oasis – the Greening of the St. Anthony yard. Both projects won in their second year and were supported by the entire staff here at Rhodes & Williams.
The Marsha Morton Memorial Golf Tournament has raised an average of $16,500 over the last three years for the battle against Cystic Fibrosis (CF). Marsha Morton died at the age of 12 from CF, the most common fatal genetic disease that affects Canadian children and young adults for which there is no cure. We have been tournament partners since the inaugural tournament ─ providing many staff volunteers to help out throughout the years.
On average, two children are born in Canada every week with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). One person dies from Cystic Fibrosis in Canada each week. Providing support and information to all Canadian families of newborns diagnosed with CF is our goal. “Kaiden’s Care Kits” provide much needed medical supplies, support and information to Canadian families of newborns diagnosed with CF. The project’s ultimate goal is to have a Care Kit for every child in Canada born with CF.
Rhodes & Williams is a supporter of the ‘Awesome Auction’ which brings money annually to The Boys & Girls Club.
Raising the Roof is a leading charity providing help to homeless people in Canada. They have contributed close to $3.3 million to help homeless in 70 communities across the nation. We’re happy to make a generous donation to this cause and have also decided to donate the toques we purchase back to the homeless community.
Lana Sentsova and Michel Beauregard of Rhodes & Williams have done a great job running the ‘New to You’ boutique here at our Ottawa office. Employees dig through their closets and bring in clothing for exchange, with the remainder being donated to a local women’s drop-in. Our drop-in of choice is Centre Espoir Sophie which provides a safe environment for women in need.