Otsuka volunteers had such a good time helping out in the community last year that they turned out in larger numbers for a repeat performance of their now-to-be-annual Community Day. In total there were 35 volunteers from head office, as well as five field employees in Calgary who volunteered that day.
Underlining the theme of helping others, “all the head office volunteers were given lunch by Otsuka, through The Hungry Box, a Montreal-based organization that donates one lunch to a homeless person for each meal purchased,” explained Kristina Ganten of Bromelin People Practices who organized the volunteer event on behalf of Otsuka, in collaboration with Volunteer West Island’s Corporate Volunteer Program.
Moisson Montreal is Canada’s largest food bank, a non-profit organization that gathers food donations and basic products all year and distributes them to community groups on the Island of Montreal. “Once again this year, we had an amazing group of volunteers for Moisson Montreal. We helped make 317 holiday food baskets for the needy in our community. Thank you to everyone for your enthusiasm and hard work ☺” – Caterina Sorbara
West Island Cancer Wellness Centre (WICWC) offers free services to those dealing cancer, supporting and complementing traditional medical practices. Otsuka volunteers emptied boxes, cleaning up after WICWC’s recent move to new premises.