Written by Colin Withers on December 18, 2014
in Giving Back

Ariad Gives Back

To celebrate Ariad’s 25th anniversary, we have given away $25,000 to ten different charitiesAriadites were divided into ten teams who worked together to independently choose a charity that would receive $2,500.The charities are all Toronto-based, and are small enough to see their $2,500 donation have a real impact on their mission. In these posts, we will highlight each charity to share their story and show why they were selected by our team.

Covenant House

As Canada’s largest homeless youth agency, Covenant House Toronto changes lives by providing the widest range of services and support under one roof. A national leader, Covenant House educates and advocates for change to help at-risk and homeless youth by influencing public policy and delivering prevention and awareness programs. About 3,000 young people turn to them annually for support.

More than a place to stay, Covenant House provides 24/7 crisis shelter and transitional housing on-site and in the community along with comprehensive services, including education, counselling, health care, employment assistance, job training and aftercare. To do all this, they rely on donors for about 80 percent of their $21.8-million annual operating budget.

“Covenant House was the email team’s top choice because it aligns with Ariad’s cultural values of empathy and collaboration,” says Danielle Leblanc, Email Marketing Specialist at Ariad and team captain. “Also, everyone on the team feels very strongly about supporting a children and youth charity. We are so proud to donate to Covenant House because our donation was able to feed the entire house for one day – breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and all!”

Ariad is extremely proud to help support Covenant House through our 25th anniversary Ariad Gives Back charity drive.

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Colin Withers is the Brand & Communications Manager at Ariad Communications.

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