RNation Partners Tackle COVID-19
The REDBLACKS not only have the most loyal fans, but we also have the great privilege of being supported by a number of tremendous business partners. In these unprecedented times as we team up to battle COVID-19, we applaud the outstanding work our partners are doing for our communities locally and across the country!
REDBLACKS PARTNERS SUPPORTING THE FRONT LINE
Labatt halts beer production to produce much needed hand sanitizer
Labatt Breweries of Canada shifted production from beer to hand sanitizer at some of its factories in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. They initially produced 50,000 bottles of hand sanitizer, at five locations across the country, that were donated to Food Banks Canada, frontline workers and restaurants and bars that are remaining open.
Purolator dispatch half a million masks to health care workers
Getting critical supplies to the healthcare sector is always a priority, but the need is more critical now than ever. Purolator continues to deliver to a majority of Canada’s healthcare facilities & pharmacies the next day and played a major role in the transport and dispatch of half a million PPE masks.
Terlin pivots production to keep essential services operational for the public
#TeamTerlin was called on by some of their retail partners on the frontlines to help protect their employees and customers. They have quickly pivoted to repurpose their millwork production facility to produce plexiglass cashier shields. Their incredible millwork staff—and CNC machine—are working around the clock to maximize production and get protective shields out to stores across the province. Learn more here.
REDBLACKS PARTNERS GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY
TD Launches The TD Community Resilience Initiative
TD has a long-standing commitment to supporting its customers, colleagues and communities. The spread of COVID-19 is creating additional burden on our communities, including some of the most vulnerable members of society. In response, TD has launched the TD Community Resilience Initiative as part of the TD Ready Commitment, the Bank’s corporate citizenship platform. TD will allocate $25 million (CAD) to help strengthen community resilience today and into the future. This comprehensive program includes funding, employee engagement and on-going collaboration with organizations and community groups that operate locally, regionally and nationally in Canada and the United States across TD’s operating footprint.
For more information on the TD Community Resilience Initiative, click here.
Access Storage looks to spread positivity with the #AccessMoreSmiles campaign
This Spring we were excited to be authentically involved in more than 50 of our partner’s events and festivals. We looked forward to seeing thousands of smiling faces at these events across the country. We want to continue to see the smiles that you would have been sharing with us at events this Spring. Show us what is making YOU SMILE by sharing your photo on Facebook with #AccessMoreSmiles and tag @AccessStorageCA. Click here to see our Facebook #AccessMoreSmiles video
Capital Taxi introduces new feature services
Being one of one of the city’s front-line groups that provides transportation to the Ottawa Region, @CapitalTaxiOtt continues to find ways to help the public in their day to day requirements. They have launched a new service on their free app for Delivery Services to help with grocery store orders, pharmacy orders, food & other pickups helping the community to stay safe and continue to stay worry free! To learn more on how it works, click here.
DOWNLOAD THE APP TODAY: www.capitaltaxi.com/app-booking
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— Capital Taxi (@CapitalTaxiOtt) April 26, 2020
PepsiCo brands come together to provide essentials during COVID-19
During this time, PepsiCo Canada has donated an incremental 500,000 servings of Quaker, Gatorade, Aquafina and Frito Lay products valued at $350,000 for distribution to COVID-19 affected people across the country through Food Banks Canada. As part of PepsiCo’s global COVID relief efforts, The PepsiCo Foundation is also donating $140,000 CAD to Food Banks Canada’s COVID fund to support nutrition relief across 10 Canadian provinces. To provide healthy food for kids who don’t currently have access to school meals due to COVID-related closures, The PepsiCo Foundation is donating $70,000 CAD to Food 4 Kids, a non-profit with expertise in providing vital nutrition for at-risk, low-income or disadvantaged children with limited or no food during weekends or extended school breaks.
In addition, PepsiCo’s global COVID relief effort is investing $45 million globally to bring food and other vital resources to the most affected communities. As part of this effort, we are providing funding for protective gear for healthcare workers, testing and screening services, and are in the process of distributing more than 50 million nutritious meals to at-risk populations.
Skip the Dishes is #HungryToHelp Support Local Restaurants
In times like these, SkipTheDishes is hungry to help. As fellow Canadians, they share in everyone’s giving spirit — that’s why they are giving a total of over $15 million back to communities and restaurant partners across Canada, including a $1 million commitment to Food Banks Canada. Show your support by tipping a local restaurant directly on the Skip app or website, and Skip will match your donation to Food Banks Canada. Download the app on the App Store or Google Play.
TELUS delivers over 10,000 free mobile devices to help isolated seniors, hospitalized patients and vulnerable Canadians stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To keep Canada’s most vulnerable citizens connected during the COVID-19 pandemic, TELUS is giving over 10,000 free mobile devices and $0 rate plans, valued at more than $5 million, to hundreds of organizations across the country. These connections are giving hospitalized COVID-19 patients the ability to virtually connect with loved ones, while also enabling isolated seniors, and low-income, homeless, and at-risk individuals with a much needed lifeline to families, health practitioners and vital social support services during this complex time. Learn More
Gabriel Pizza provides thouands with hot meals
Over the past several weeks, Gabriel Pizza and its network of franchisees have championed numerous non-profit organizations, healthcare workers, first-responders, and establishments committed to seniors’ wellness, with several thousands of hot meals. Our pledge is to surpass 5,000 meals before the end of this month. As well, the fundraising for Ollie’s Pizza continues with a portion of each sale being donated to Candlelighters, a local charity that enriches the lives of children, and their families, coping with childhood cancer.
HERE FOR YOU! REDBLACKS PARTNERS UPGRADE SERVICES
CAA North Eastern Ontario sets up Temporary Delivery Service
On top of the usual 24/7 roadside assistance, CAA NEO is now offering a temporary delivery service to Members in self-isolation. As part of their commitment to be there for you, they want Members to know: if you’re in need, contact CAA NEO. The CAA team will ensure contact-less delivery to make social distancing a little easier. Click here to learn more.
Truck’s on the go for good!
Canada’s favorite coffee and baked goods chain has been on the road using its coffee trucks across the country to serve free coffee and baked goods to those looking after our Canadian communities. Tim Horton’s now also offers you to order via drive-thru & delivery, curbside pickup and take-out, where available. Order online
IT’S FOR THE KIDS
Kids Up Front is committed to reducing social isolation, especially during and after these challenging times.
We want to help children and youth stay engaged and connected while practicing socially distancing; that’s why we’re proud to launch Kids at Home! While local events continue to be postponed, we are connecting children and families with live events from around the world through our online adaptation of our free ticket program.
Kids at Home provides curated lists of some of the best free resources and experiences available online. Discover educational tools, self-care tips, live-streamed performances and dozens of other resources. Updated weekly, this site is your destination for unique and engaging online activities.