Wednesday, October 4, 2017
As an event planner organizing an upcoming convention or conference, you may be considering giving back to your host city’s local community as a gesture of good will and social responsibility. If your next event is in Québec City, make sure you check out these worthwhile local causes that you and your sponsors and event attendees can give back to!
Pignon Bleu, with its headquarters in downtown Québec City, helps local families and children who live near or under the poverty line. It prepares nutritional snacks and meals for low-income families and schools in underprivileged neighbourhoods. Pignon Bleu also organizes socio-educational activities to help children succeed at school and support their growth. It also fosters social inclusion for people looking to enter Québec’s workforce.
C'est ce matin qu'on donne le coup d'envoi à la Grande Guignolée des Médias de Québec dans les locaux de Moisson Québec avec le porte-parole de la région @patplante du @bistroatelier et de @monsieurcocktail! Du 8 au 24 décembre prochain, on vous invite à donner argent et denrées non-périssables pour soutenir les familles de la région qui ont peut-être plus besoin d'aide et de support qu'on peut se l'imaginer. ❤️🌲 Merci d'avance pour tous vos dons qui feront encore fois une énorme différence dans la région! ❄️️☕️ #GGM #moissonquebec #GGM2016 #iampatplate #donnerausuivant #quebecregion
Moisson Québec is one of Québec City’s main food banks. With its network of 18 partner organizations, it collects food donations from citizens, restaurants, companies and institutions, and redistributes food to families in need and helps to eliminate food waste. On average, Moisson Québec provides 2 394 924 meals/snacks per year and helps nearly 40 000 people.
La Croix-Rouge canadienne
We are on site and ready to help with re-entry for residents of 100 Mile House, evacuated earlier this month as a result of wildfires. The re-entry centre is at the South Cariboo Recreation Centre at 175b Wrangler Way, 100 Mile House. It's open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, Sunday and Monday (hours change to 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday). We have fire and clean up kits available. #100milehouse #bcwildfire #returninghome #bcfires #bcwildfires #redcross
The Québec chapter of the Canadian Red Cross offers a wide range of programs and services for the city’s local communities, including emergency and disaster services, water safety and swimming lessons, violence, bullying and abuse prevention, and much more. Volunteering opportunities are updated regularly; however, corporate donations and fundraising options are also available.
Lauberivère offers a wide range of services to help homeless women and men and people in need, including a soup kitchen, emergency accommodations, day centre activities and psychological support. Founded in 1983 and open 24/7 365 days a year, this Québec City organization has helped thousands of local citizens. They always need volunteers to help welcome them.
Events offer great opportunities to raise awareness about local issues, and incite attendees and sponsors to get involved. When planning an event, try to add a touch of social responsibility; you’ll see, event management will have never felt so good!