At Concert, our people-first future is truly rooted in the communities where we live and build, and there’s no time of year where community giving feels more important than the holidays. This year, Concert was proud to participate in three initiatives that supported programs helping others during the holiday season:
Binners’ Winter Donation
For many years, Concert has partnered with the Binner’s Project. The term “binners” is self-identified by those whose livelihoods are based on collecting recyclables. The project is a social enterprise that supports the collectors while also helping them to improve their economic circumstances and reduce the stigma faced against these hardworking men and women. On a weekly basis, the binners come to Concert’s head office and collect recyclables generated by staff. To provide additional support to the binners, Concert employees came together and collected donations for a holiday hamper.
Lights of Hope
For many years, Concert has been proud to sponsor a star on the Lights of Hope wall at St. Paul’s Hospital in downtown Vancouver. Over the past couple years, as we have all faced unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting our health care workers has felt even more important. The Lights of Hope display gives us a chance to visually show our support while providing the funds necessary to help the hospital continue its critical, life-saving work.
Canadian Red Cross
When our community is in crisis, Concert (and its employees) have a long tradition of stepping up to give back. As a state of emergency was declared in British Columbia due to extreme weather conditions, employees banded together to support the Canadian Red Cross British Columbia Flood & Extreme Weather Appeal. Through a combination of staff donations and a $5,000 matching contribution from Concert, the total raised in support of this humanitarian crisis was over $12,000.