Quarterly Update – Q1 2021

Spring has sprung! That also always means time to refresh and renew. Almost everyone engages in a good spring clean of their house (or it is recommended!) during this time of year. What better time to declutter those junk drawers (we all have one!), and donate those gift cards with some spare change on them? Every dollar and cent helps. You can send the giftcards via Canada Post, drop them in one of our dropboxes (check insta for current locations) or reach out to a re:give team member directly to coordinate a pickup.

To learn about where our cards are coming from and how much we are fundraising, check out the graphic below!

This quarter we decided to highlight a local Calgary Charity – Made by Momma, to spread the word about their mission and connect our community. Helping others understand where the need is and what the need is within our community is at the core of what re:give does. We also spent time consolidating some existing cards, and creating a bit of friendly competition to top-up our cards to donate to Made by Momma. From this campaign, which took place over March, re:give consolidated $341.45 worth in donated gift cards. Thanks to generous donations, we then raised a combined total of $409.19 to top up the existing gift cards. Then to make it a nice even number, re:give rounded up each card by donating an additional $14.36. Through out March, re:give was able to raise awareness of the Made By Momma cause, and donate $765!

So what do our next steps look like? We are looking to partner with some great Calgary business to raise funds to top up gift cards! Keep your eyes trained on our Instagram feed for updates!

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Sarah is a self-professed busy bee. Currently she is working as an HR Manager at a Financial Planning & Investment Management Firm, while studying towards a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management at the University of Regina. She is focused on employee communications, establishing and supporting strategic HR direction, developing change management plans and everything in between. Sarah hopes to use her communication experience with content strategy and development to maximize re:give’s community outreach and engagement. In her spare time, Sarah is an avid travel enthusiast, cat mom and newly avid golfer.

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Tyrone is a technology enthusiast in every sense of the word.  Tyrone works with client’s day-in and day-out on solving industrial automation solutions as Regional Sales Manager at WAGO.  In his spare time he has helped numerous startups with their technology and automation focused goals, from equipment startup and implementation to IT and backend support.  Tyrone’s community-focused goals are to help younger generations foster an entrepreneurial mindset and help instill the values required for personal success in both career and life.

 

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Growing up in Toronto, Megan recently moved to Calgary in 2019 and currently works as a Strategy Analyst for ATB Financial. Megan is dedicated to contributing to the pursuit of elevating innovation in today’s financial environment. She joins us from Toronto where she graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Guelph’s Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics. In Megan’s spare time, she enjoys skiing, horse-back riding, and spending time with her dog, Stella.

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Jenna is a born and raised Calgarian who currently works in Pediatric Oncology Research at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Jenna was a founding member of a not for profit, Outrun the Stigma, founded in 2013 when she was an undergraduate student at the University of Calgary. Outrun the Stigma was the first and largest mental health awareness run in Western Canada and has raised over $173,000 for mental health organizations in Calgary between chapters in Calgary and Edmonton. Jenna prides herself in her attention to detail, being a reliable leader, and enjoying the more “behind the scenes” work like understanding and creating various applicable policies and procedures and monitoring for compliance. She recently graduated from a Master’s of Science in Law from Northwestern University which gave her a unique understanding of law and regulatory frameworks that has been an incredible asset to the development of re:give.

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Andrea is an aviation enthusiast, and gender advocate. Her tandem pursuit of a commercial pilots license and a gender studies degree has provided her a large community network, which has allowed her to build relationships with professionals from a variety of sectors. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Club of Calgary, and her ability to build valuable relationships, as well as her marketing skills, have provided her the opportunity to sit on the communications and membership committee. Andrea strives to be an innovative problem solver, and enjoys exercising her skills as an effective leader and communicator. Andrea hopes to pair her experience, education, and tenacity to work towards diversity and inclusivity within the nonprofit sector and beyond.