Sweater Day - Ugly Sweater Contest
Huge thanks to everyone who participated in Sweater Day on February 9th and turned down the heat to take action on climate change.
The Moore-McLean Insurance Group was thrilled with the overwhelming response to our 'Ugly Sweater' contest. We challenged our partners, friends and clients to a battle of repulsiveness, and encouraged you to pull your most hideous sweater out of the back of your closet for this great cause.
Our poor judges' eyes were bleeding through the process of reviewing and deliberating on a winner, but they persevered, and the $50 Swiss Chalet gift certificate goes to Faical Cheblaoui of Encon for supporting the cause and donning what is undoubtedly one of the ugliest garments we've ever had the misfortune of seeing.
Here are some pictures of what Faical's poor colleagues and peers were subjected to on Sweater Day. WARNING: Once you've seen it, it cannot be unseen. Just sayin'...
Once again, our sincere thanks to everyone for joining us, and congratulations to Faical Cheblaoui on winning the gift certificate. We hope you put it to good use and treat your colleagues to a free lunch - they've earned it! (Or maybe trade it in for some gasoline and matches and put that sweater out of its misery...)
Moore-McLean gives 'Re-gifting' a whole new meaning
Each year, participants in JDRF's Ride for Diabetes Research are encouraged to raise money for the cause, and are rewarded for their efforts with gift cards from The Hudson's Bay Company. Our team decided to pool their gift cards, totaling $420, and once again put them towards Toy Mountain.
Toy Mountain is a joint effort by CTV and The Salvation Army that encourages Torontonians to give generously and donate a new, unwrapped toy to an official toy drop-off location in the GTA and help give a child a Christmas
"We chose gifts for infants and young children as this is where they need the most help." said Chris Cheung of Moore-McLean. "Though The Bay has essentially eliminated their toy department, we still managed to get a good selection for the drive."
Special thanks go out to Pat Bastedo and Steve Skolny, also of Moore-McLean, for helping to pick and carry the haul.
To find out more about this charity that helps bring Christmas to a child you can visit their website: http://toronto.ctv.ca/toymountain/
Christmas 2010 marks the second year that the Moore-McLean Insurance Group has chosen to forego traditional holiday greeting cards in favour of a charitable contribution. This year, we wanted to concentrate our efforts on the youth of Toronto, and have made a charitable donation to Covenant House Toronto, an organization working to open doors of opportunity to Toronto's street youth, and move them from a life on the streets to a life of opportunity.
We believe strongly that today's youth are tomorrow's strength. But these kids don't stand a fighting chance without help.
Did you know...
To learn more about Covenant House Toronto, and what you can do to help the city's youth, visit www.covenanthouse.ca
The Moore-McLean Insurance Group is proud to deliver support to numerous initiatives in the community. We organize internal events such as our Pancake Day Breakfast and Casual Dress Fridays to raise money for local charities. We also support many non-profit organizations through donations and corporate event participation as well as matching the contributions of our employees to various charitable fundraisers.
We firmly believe in giving back to our community and the following are just some organizations we proudly support:
The Stephen Leacock Foundation for kids