Swimming for Brain Health
Courageous triathlete, Nick Pelletier was attempting to break the Guinness Book of Records by swimming the 106 km length of Okanagan Lake in early September. That wasn’t his only goal! He also wanted to raise funds for “BrainTrust Canada”. This organization has a number of programs, all centered around rehabilitation, prevention, and education of brain injury. They provide many services to those suffering from traumatic brain injury. These include: life skills support, clinical counselling, group programs, youth concussion clinic, NeuroRecovey center, as well as youth, schools, and family brain injury education.
Unfortunately chaffing ultimately halted Nick’s epic and courageous swim. The team at Creative Roots Landscaping values Nick’s courage and dedication. So, in support of his efforts they donated $1500 to BrainTrust Canada.
Creative Roots Landscaping GiveBack Program
The Creative Roots Landscaping team are dedicated to building relationships in the community. As a result they have donated over $180,000 in cash and in kind!
Creative Roots Landscaping operates using an Open Book Management system. This includes weekly company wide financial meetings. At which company finances, ways to succeed, and the impact that success will have on the bottom line, are discussed. Each meeting, each employee donates an hour of wages to the GiveBack program.So this provides between $1000 and $1400 per month. Which enables the giving to happen!
Over thirty charities have benefited from the Creative Roots GiveBack program to date, including the KGH Foundation, Make a Wish Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Cops for Kids, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Inn From the Cold, HOPE Outreach, Boys and Girls Club and the Kelowna Women’s Shelter.
For the Creative Roots family, giving back is important, and we’re hoping more local businesses embrace the concept of turning their time into money for the good of the community. We live better by giving back.