My neighbourhood is full of heroes. Not just first responders. But ordinary people just quietly doing amazing things. My neighbour has her sewing machine going regularly, making cloth face masks and dropping them off to friends and folks in the 'hood. Another neighbour regularly checks with everyone in our strata to see if anyone needs anything when he makes his run to the grocery or hardware store.
Every community in Canada has stories like this: everyday Canadians who are supporting essential work through small acts of kindness. As active members of their local communities, Petro-Canada associates have brought a number of these stories forward and have asked what they can do to support them.
So, Petro-Canada empowered all associates across our more than 1,750 stations with a $3 million investment to help them and their own front-line staff say ‘thank you’ to Canadians who are doing their part during COVID-19. Each community is different and has different needs, so we left it up to them; associates decided how best to support their own local community.
The following are a few examples of the stories that associates shared with us and the contributions that they made to their communities.
Sukhwinder Singh knows how hard this crisis has hit families, with many people struggling to put food on their plates. That’s why he and his team rallied together and donated $15,000 worth of food to the North York Harvest Food Bank in Toronto.
In Edmonton, a group of Petro-Canada Associates worked together to donate over $9,000 in Petro-Canada gift cards, 350 Fuel Savings Cards, and hundreds of gift baskets to nurses at 10 healthcare centres in their communities.
Raj wanted to give families some much needed fun. So she worked with her team to donate toys, activities, and household items to The Children’s Cottage Society in Calgary. Bringing families joy is just one of the reasons we’re empowering Associates across Canada to give back.
The team at Dandy Oil, proud operators of Petro-Pass locations in Fort Saskatchewan, Acheson, Westlock, Edson and Drayton Valley, knows how essential truckers are to Canada. That’s why they gave truckers heartfelt notes attached to care packages thanking them for delivering Canadians everything they need.
Our associates went above and beyond and were able support the communities where they live and work every day. You can find more stories from our teams across the country on our Facebook and Instagram.
~ Rose R.