Perk Gives Back for the Holidays

Office Campaign Focused on Giving Back

Located in the heart of Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada is lucky to be part of one of the most up-and-coming tech communities in Canada. We’ve done a lot over the past few years to make ourselves known in the community, from attending networking events to hosting job fairs, and more. We have been lucky to meet and work with many amazing people, and learn a lot about the region’s growing tech hub.

While it is important for us to participate in our local tech-community—we love networking and sharing our industry knowledge—it is equally as important for us to give back to our larger community, and ensure that KW continues to be an amazing place for everyone who calls it home. We take our social responsibility seriously.

We decided that the holidays provided the perfect excuse to spread a little cheer, and give back to our KW neighbours. This year we decided to focus our efforts on two charities: The KW Sertoma Club and StuffIn Stockings.

The KW Sertoma Club

Christmas stockings filled with stocking stuffers.

Our office filled over 15 stockings to donate to local charities.

Perk has had a relationship with The KW Sertoma Club for the past few years. They run a holiday campaign every year called Christmas Miracle, which focuses on distributing holiday gifts to underprivileged children in our community. For many, these gifts are the only ones they will receive. This year, Perk made a financial donation to The KW Sertoma Club, which helped its Christmas Miracle campaign reach more children. We were happy to have had the opportunity to give back to this great cause.

StuffIn Stockings

This was the first year we worked with StuffIn Stockings. They focus on delivering stockings to children in our community, which helps provide a sense of excitement and joy on Christmas morning. Our office divided into five teams, and each team was responsible for stuffing stockings for a specific age range. The ages we covered were infants (0-1), toddlers (1-3), early years/school aged children (4-12), teenagers/young adults (18- early 20s), and seniors. The stockings were filled with essentials, as well as fun items we thought people would enjoy. The money used to purchase stockings, and the items inside, was raised at our annual holiday party through a ticket raffle. At the end of our office campaign, we ended up stuffing over 15 stockings, which have since been given to StuffIn Stockings, and will be distributed throughout our community.

As we continue to grow and expand in Kitchener-Waterloo, we will also continue to give back to our amazing community: we take great pride in helping others. There’s no better feeling than knowing we helped make someone’s holiday a little more enjoyable.

About The Author

Samantha Fitzpatrick
Samantha Fitzpatrick

Samantha is a front end developer, and has been with Perk for over 2 years. When she isn't working on building or improving one of Perk's many websites, she is spending time with her adorable dog, Sadie.