Marissa feels lucky to be encouraged to volunteer
Volunteerism to me is not only about giving back, but also about encouraging those around me to join in. Helping people realize that we all have something to give and that every small little act of kindness counts is what truly drives me.
I am currently the President of the Board for Big Brothers Bis Sisters of Guelph – an agency in which I’ve been involved in various communities since I was a teenager. In fact, most of my volunteer service has focused on the care of children – from organizing warm clothing and back-to-school shoe drives for the Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition to serving breakfast and snacks to kids through The Children’s Foundation’s Food and Friends program. I feel so lucky to be connected with so many incredible charities in Guelph, which has gained a reputation as Canada’s most caring community.
Skyline encourages its employees to give their time to causes that matter to them. Through its paid employee volunteer day program and company-wide initiatives for various causes, this local business with a national reach continues to set an example of giving and being a true community partner – not just a funder.
– Marissa Teeter, Skyline Group of Companies
Photo and story courtesy of Chris Tiessen