Children's Foundation Champion
Embree & Co. LLP has been a dedicated and passionate supporter for over ten years. Originally their support began by contributing to the Adopt-A-Family Program.
Catherine Embree shared how the decision to support Adopt-A-Family first began. "Our employees and partners had many young children. We reflected that we were very fortunate and wanted to give some Christmas joy to less fortunate children. We are a local firm and we live and work here. The Adopt-A-Family program was a perfect fit for us to work together and to provide happiness to other children. Our staff enthusiastically developed a variety of fun fundraising initiatives, which also had the benefit of team bonding. The partners matched the funds raised by the staff, and a new tradition was born."
Their fundraising committee organizes fun activities including Timmie's runs, NFL draws, snack bins and Minute to Win It competitions. This hard work has raised thousands of dollars each year and continues to support Adopt-A-Family along with other Children's Foundation programs.
Dianne, Mackenzie and Adam kick off the 2017 Embree fundraising campaign.
Embree has always stepped up during Adopt-A-Family season to take on some of the more difficult to adopt families or groups. Catherine reflected that "one of the most unique years was the sponsorship of the youth at risk high school class, where we stuffed 20 backpacks with day to day items, which most of us can take for granted, but that were so needed by these youths." They have also provided support for Food & Friends and the Free to Play Program. "The employees and partners of Embree & Co LLP value the work of the Children’s Foundation and will continue our commitment to the Adopt- A Family, Food & Friends and Free to Play programs." The partners of Embree match the donations raised by their employees each year, which increases their impact and is a great reward for the fundraising committee who work so hard raising the funds. Along with supporting our programs, Embree also donates to other amazing charities including Michael House and Wyndham House.
Members of the Embree team in their best Canadian gear at the 2017 Around the World Gala.
Along with their seasonal fundraising campaign, Embree has also been a proud sponsor of the Around the World Gala for many years. For their amazing generosity in providing critical support for local children, Embree & Company was awarded the 2010 Community Champion.
Embree & Company representative Dianne Antoine and CFGW Executive Director Glenna Banda, 2010.