On #GivingTuesday, Vidyard launched its annual food drive. Our Do Good Day is December 11, when we’ll be tweeting about and highlighting our food drive and related fun stuff! @vidyard #12days4good #kwawesome


For the Vidyard food drive, we divide our office into teams that compete to collect the most non-perishable food items and funds for the Waterloo Region Food Bank. This year, we wanted to add an extra challenge by requesting key items that are in high-demand in the region: socks and winter coats. We are encouraging our employees to donate these items to The Working Centre, a non-profit, community-based venture that provides access to tools and opportunities to build community projects in our region.


Our food drive is just one small activity that we participate in during the year to give back to our local community. At Vidyard, we make giving back a core part of what we do through weekly volunteering at a men’s shelter, mentorship programming through local STEAM/STEM initiatives, blood drives, large-scale company events, and even Plugin, community events that bring together young professionals in fun and unconventional ways to connect, build and maintain our community.


Volunteering is one of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to give back to a local community while showcasing corporate values through the simple act of giving time. Volunteering also introduces and educates employees about local charities, non-profit organizations, and volunteer opportunities in their own backyards. We have found that simply spreading the word about people in need of help encourages our staff to get out and volunteer on their own time.


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