Once again this holiday season, McLeish Orlando donated to the Toronto Daily Bread Food Bank’s Annual Holiday Food Drive. In the past, we have donated turkeys, but upon the realization that our monetary donation can stretch 2.5 times further, we switched courses.
Giving our donation of $10,000 to a local charity means that we are supporting the people in need within our communities. For every dollar donated, the Toronto Daily Bread Food Bank is able to give one meal to someone struggling with hunger, which means we are responsible for feeding thousands of people this holiday season.
Click here to watch a short clip of our lawyers presenting our donation cheque on Breakfast Television.
During the month of December, the staff and lawyers at McLeish Orlando LLP banded together for the great cause of raising money and collecting food for the Daily Bread Food Bank. Every December, a number of Toronto law firms get together, led and organized by Blakes LLP, for the Holiday Law Firm Food Bank Challange to see who can be
raise the most money for the Daily Bread Food Bank.
The Daily Bread Food Bank’s mandate is to fight to end hunger. As Canada’s largest food bank the Daily Bread Food Bank provides food to thousands of individuals and families across Toronto. The annual law firm challenge raised $245,000.00 this year for the Daily Bread Food Bank. For every $500.00 that is raised, a truck is able to deliver 275,000 lbs of food. For every $25 that is raised, a hamper box containing 3 days worth of groceries is provided to a person in need.
This was our first year participating in the Holiday Law Firm Challange and we were out to win and show our strong support for this great cause. With the help of many very generous donors and the overwhleming enthusiasm of the McLeish Orlando staff and lawyers, we were able to raise $37,041.49. Not only was this the largest amount raised on a per capita basis, but this was also the largest amount raised by a Toronto law firm in the challange. We are proud to support such a great organization, and we are already looking forward to next year’s competition to help raise even more money than this year for the Daily Bread Food Bank.
The 10th annual Practical Strategies for Health Care Professionals conference took place on Thursday June 9, 2011 and was an overwhelming success. Each year, McLeish Orlando co-sponsors this conference which is undertaken as a fundraising venture with 100% of the registration fees being donated to charity. This year, the conference raised over $20,000.00 for the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. McLeish Orlando wishes to thank all of the presenters and each of the over 200 attendees that helped make the conference a success.