Blitz Day 2015 pushes food drive to $1.3 million!

What a whirlwind! Blitz Day is the busiest day in December for fundraising for Calgarians in need at the food bank. Companies and individuals, big and small, come together to join in on the giving season! The money raised helps Calgarians during the Christmas season, but also year-round.

Part 1:

The whole thing began at 6 a.m. at CBC Calgary with One Gray Knight coffee sales… (only 201, so they went quick!)

 

Our first donor of the day on the CBC Eyeopener with Angela Knight and David Gray was Nicole Davies from Fluor Canada ($20,000)

 

2nd on the docket was Mike Maloney from RBC ($30,000)

 

Then, a completely unexpected donation from Envent Engineering ($5,000)

 

Within the first hour of Blitz Day, our totals were inching closer and closer…

 

Bringing us to our third donor in the seat, Emmett Scrimshaw from Parlee McLaws LLP ($8,000+)

 

But every amount counts, and this guy got major points for enthusiasm…

 

Oh, and so did Julie Van Rosendaal from “Dinner with Julie”…

 

Our next corporate donor was Craig Hoskins from Norton Rose Fulbright ($60,000)

DIRTT Environmental Solutions ($19,000)

 

Then came John DeSorcy and Jim Setterington from Calgary Separate Teachers’ Local 55 ($35,000). FYI, These teachers took $8 out of their paychecks every month for a year to donate this money…

 

And then it was Ron Bailey from Nexen ($30,000+)

Which brought us to our hour two total…

 

Then came the big guy with a few words on Calgary’s situation and future…

 

After Mayor Naheed Nenshi, YYC Tech Gives ($185,000+) and their 30+ companies made their big reveal that shocked us all…

 

Bringing us to $992,000….

 

Event Mayor Nenshi was touched…

 

But it didn’t stop there! Then came the Calgary Girl’s School with three busloads of donated food…


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Part 2:

Then, during the CBC Homestretch we hit our goal in a big way…

 

 Thanks to organizations like Western Electric Management ($14,000) represented by Graham Fleet…

Pason Systems (22,000+)

CCI Wireless (10,000+)

Walmart ($50,000)

ARC Resources ($52,000+) represented by Martha Wilmot…

 

Teri Buckley from First Calgary Financial ($12,000)

 

And more little miracles from youngsters who dropped by CBC…

 

And more from organizations like Sproule ($16,000) represented by Douglas Carsted…

 

And at the end of the day, Calgary had blown our goal out of the water…


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THANK YOU

To everyone who gave to their community this holiday season.

We couldn’t do what we do without the community we live in.

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