At Simply Voting, we understand that companies can and should do more to have a positive impact on the world around them and the communities in which they exist. In addition to annual donations to charitable organizations voted upon by our staff, we seek to directly impact our local community in Montreal with volunteering efforts as well.
This year we partnered with Tree Canada, a national non-profit organization dedicated to planting and nurturing trees in rural and urban environments. Our mission: help beautify and “green” a local elementary schoolyard with ten trees to ensure young students could benefit from shade coverage.
So on a comfortably warm Friday our staff took time out of their workday, and with tools in hand and water bottles at the ready, we did just that! We worked in teams, taking on specific roles to make our work efficient. Along the way, our staff learned about several nuances around planting and caring for trees, and overall we embraced and matched the passion from our partners.
While we were tired and sore after hours of planting, and in between desperate dreams of ice cream, we could see how the literal sweat and effort would make a lasting addition to the schoolyard for generations of students. Our staff live nearby so we will see firsthand how the trees grow and take root.
We would like to thank Tree Canada for being an excellent partner and helping assist Simply Voting to make a positive impact in our community, and we look forward to continuing our partnership with Tree Canada in the future.