At Quinn Contracting, giving back is a cherished and long-standing company value.
Each Christmas season, employees select charities they wish to support and Quinn makes donations on their behalf. Votes are collected from all over the company; from the head offices in Blackfalds, Bonnyville and Rocky Mountain House, to Quinn’s many field locations across Alberta. The money goes directly to organizations in the communities where Quinn’s people work and live.
“Our Employee Giving Campaign is a time-honoured tradition at Quinn,” said Janet Gilmore, Director of Corporate Services. “Going door-to-door handing out cheques during the holidays is a moving experience for us and for the organizations we are helping. It’s great to see our contributions have a genuine impact for these charities and the people they serve.”
Quinn employees get to see their donations at work in their communities, and are able to support causes close to their hearts.
Terra Thibodeau, Jr. Accountant at Quinn’s office in Blackfalds, was able to present the Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter with a cheque on behalf of Quinn employees. It was especially important to Terra as she had used their services four years ago. “It was a really wonderful feeling to be able to give back to a place that was such an integral part of getting where I am today. This is a great charity and they provide an essential service to Central Alberta.”
Local charities were delighted when the Quinn Elves showed up with cheques and chocolates for the hard-working volunteers. “Our services are in big demand during the Christmas season and contributions like these allow us to keep meeting those needs,” said Dan Gonzales, Director of Lord’s Food Bank in Rocky Mountain House. “We’re grateful for the help and for the touching recognition of what we are doing here at Lord’s Food Bank.”
During the 2014 campaign, Quinn employees have spread $40,000 across the province to 41 different charities: $7,250 in the Red Deer area, $7,875 in the Bonnyville area, and $4,875 in the Rocky Mountain House area, and, as well as an additional $20,000 to local branches of provincial and national charities.
Quinn’s dedication to the communities in which they work was even noticed by Blaine Calkins, Member of Parliament for Wetaskiwin. Calkins sent Quinn Contracting a letter of recognition for Quinn’s “willingness to give.
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