As we wrap up our 2023 Holiday Food Drive, we at Make Space are overwhelmed with gratitude and joy at the incredible success of this year’s campaign.
We are thrilled to announce that, thanks to your generosity, and the generosity of those in your communities, we have collected over $10,000 in donations for local food banks and Food Banks Canada. Over the last 6 weeks, we also collected 3,000 items of food and non-perishables at our facilities and offices which will be delivered directly to local food banks. This achievement points to the kindness and compassion that defines the communities where we live and work.
But the impact doesn’t stop there. True to our commitment, Make Space Inc. will be matching these donations. Given the immensity of the need at food banks across Canada this year we are not only matching the $10,000 in donations, but we are also topping it up and will be donating $26,000 to local food banks and Food Banks Canada. With this, a grand total of $36,000 will be distributed to food banks across Canada, providing much-needed support to those facing food insecurity.
This Food Drive was not just about numbers; it was a demonstration of the power of community coming together for a worthy cause. Your individual efforts, whether through donations, sharing the message, or encouraging others to participate, have collectively created a wave of positivity.
One standout example is the Petawawa Patriots U13 Hockey Team who raised $170 for our Make Space Storage Pembroke location. A big thank you to the team and their coaches and parents for their support!
Our gratitude goes out to each member of our community who played a role, no matter how big or small, in making this Food Drive a success.
If you’ve been following along with our internal competition, you may be asking – so who won? Six weeks ago, we broke the company up into four teams who fought to outraise each other. Once again, Team MSS WEST, made up of all our facilities from Manitoba to BC, took first place in the competition! Congratulations to all those on team MSS WEST and particularly to our Winnipeg location who, once again, partnered with The Agape Table and raised over $2,000 in one weekend!
This Holiday Food Drive caps off another incredible year for our Make Space Cares program. Over the last 12 months, we have supported 17 community organizations with over $10,000 in sponsorships and services and have run three fundraising campaigns: our Summer Food Drive, which raised $14,000 for Food Banks Canada, our Fall Animals Campaign which raised $1,400 for the BC SPCA and the NWT SPCA, and this, our 3rd Annual Holiday Food Drive.
In 2023, our contributions through the Summer Food Drive and Holiday Food Drive will exceed $50,000, benefitting Food Banks across Canada during this period of unprecedented demand.
We look forward to more community sponsorships and fundraising initiatives in 2024. If you’re interested in supporting one of our initiatives or would like more information on applying for a Make Space Cares Sponsorship, please fill out the form here.