The Coril Group of Companies prides itself on supporting the communities in which we work, live and play.  A few years ago, Coril decided to start a new Christmas tradition, where instead of having a staff party to celebrate the season (with way too much food and spirits), the Team would go out into the community and help those less fortunate.  Over the past few years we have supported various charities such as, The Drop In Center where we provided dinner service to over 1,000 clients and the Salvation Army where we folded and sorted clothing donations.

In early November, leading up to the 2016 Festive Season, the media broadcasted a call-out to all Calgary residents to help fill the vacant shelves of the Veterans Food Bank.  They unfortunately were experiencing a higher than normal demand for their goods and services due to the economic downturn, and were reaching out to all Calgarians to help meet this need.  True to form, the Coril Team acted on the call to action and collected approximately $500 in dry and canned food items, as well as, raised an additional $1,150 to purchase other essential items for the Food Bank.  In addition, on December 8th, the entire Team volunteered their time to help sort and package all donations at the warehouse.

This is a perfect example of how creating new traditions or modifying existing ones can build a stronger community, both outside our Group and within. Not to mention, our new tradition seems to contribute less to those extra “holiday pounds”.

Gloria R – Coril Holdings Ltd.

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