This year we welcomed new tech companies to the fold. We had our best ever turn out for our marquis volunteer event at the Calgary Food Bank – the SPAM CUP and made a huge impact on helping to sort holiday hamper content.
Our partner, CBC Eye Opener, had a tremendous time collecting donations and selling out One Gray Night coffee during our Tech Tuesday events at members Cortex and Peloton who were amazing hosts and ambassadors of the tech community.
Companies engaged their staff and families, their friends and clients as we saw internal teams compete to fund-raise. Grinch giving, north south, east west, bbq’s, construction events and so many others – all came together and this morning we were able to contribute a cheque for $232,005.74 to the CBC Food Bank Drive on behalf of YYC Tech Gives.
This brings YYC Tech Gives combined donation total to date to over $1.1M ! Definitely a tribute to tech in Calgary giving back to their local community
that is not only such a great community partner, servicing a basic need for our fellow Calgarians but that can also provide an uplift that turns $1.1M donated into over $5.5M worth of food they can get in the hands of those that need it.
Thank you to all that participated – it truly takes a tech village!
See you in 2018!