4 Ways We're Spreading Kindness this Winter
Here at Earth Rated, we're big believers in giving back. We want our whole team to feel connected to not only our customers and partners, but to each other and our communities. That’s why, when it comes to spreading some love, we're always seeking out different ways to make a difference. Check out what our team has been up to this winter: Donation drive Just before our break for the holidays, our whole team came together to assemble special care packages, filled with blankets and gloves, hygiene items, gift cards and more, to donate to people experiencing homelessness, poverty, or isolation. We know the holidays aren’t easy for everyone, and we wanted to do our part in helping warm hearts and spread some kindness. Crafting cards The mission? Get our creative juices flowing, and make our own hand-painted cards with sweet messages inside. After that? Send them out to elderly folks in Canada via Sending Sunshine. Sending Sunshine's goal is to help bring smiles to our beloved senior citizens, by collecting and distributing handwritten cards. These past few years have shown us all how deep of a negative impact isolation can bring to people. We're happy to do whatever we can to help show people how appreciated they are! Snail mail is back in style, and we are here for it. Lunch bags Shelters have been facing plenty of new challenges in light of the pandemic. Open Door, an organization in Montreal, not only provides meals on site, but also manages outreach and delivers food to people experiencing homelessness. To help them out, our team rolled up our sleeves and put together 50 lunch bags with homemade sandwiches, a few snacks, and a lot of love. Winter-wear Our local HQ team can attest: Montreal winters are no joke. That's why we set-up a contactless donation box in our office for boots, coats, snow-pants…the works! We’ll be delivering these items to Chez Doris for people in need of some warm winter gear. To top it off, Earth Rated will be purchasing extra items from a local thrift store so that the money spent goes directly back into supporting community organizations! This season and every season, we believe every company can be a force for good. To learn more about Earth Rated's other giving back initiatives, click here!