KidsAbility Photo Gallery – A Great Day for a Great Cause

Hundreds showed up for the KidsAbility Super Hero Run on Sunday to raise funds for the organization that empowers children and youth with a wide range of complex special needs to realize their full potential. Worldline was proud to be a sponsor of the event and our crew of volunteers manned the Family Fun Zone.

Superheroes Unite to Support the KidsAbility Foundation

Batman, Spiderman, Superman and company all cleared their crime-fighting schedules to attend and support the second annual KidsAbility Superhero Run this past Sunday, June 21st.

Worldline, alongside many superheroes, was present for this extremely special occasion. The KidsAbility event occurred at Exhibition Park in Guelph and participants completed either a 5K run or a 1K run/walk to show their support for this great cause.

Worldline employees had an exceptional experience at an event which was filled with laughter and sunshine. Worldline setup various carnival games which children could play, including the Big Kahuna Slide, an activity that looked so fun it was tempting to all the parents present as well.

KidsAbility is an organization which empowers youth with various special needs to attain their full potential. KidsAbility has been able to help and support over 5,800 youth every year. Worldline was proud to sponsor the KidsAbility Superhero Run and is honoured to be affiliated with such an incredible organization. This year’s event was a great success, as KidsAbility was able to raise over $60,000 to support their cause and foundation.

Watch the CTV coverage to see some of the highlights of the event: CTV Superhero Run Coverage

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Backpacks for Kids gets a Boost from La Bandera

DSC_7382La Bandera literally means the flag in Spanish, but it has a whole other delicious meaning in the Dominican Republic. Lunch is the most important and the largest meal of the day in the DR, and that’s where La Bandera also known by its street name, El plato del dia (dish of the day) comes in. It is a plate of rice, beans, meat, and a salad, that is eaten every day.

The Fibernetics Call Centre, or the FCC as we call it, is based in the DR and our team of Super Customer Service agents on that Island work hard every day to keep our customers, and customers to be, happy. They also run and support our in-house charity, “Backpacks for Kids” where we provide school supplies for disadvantaged Dominican children allowing them to get the education they so desperately want.

Since its inception just a few years ago, BPFK has managed to send  hundreds of children to school who otherwise wouldn’t have gone. Every year, to support the charity we hold a series of fundraisers out of the FIbernetics headquarters in Cambridge to raise funds. This week we had a company-wide lunch, and for $5.00 we served our Canadianized version of La Bandera with all the money raised going to BPFK.

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We are soon going to make this charity open to public donations, as we’ve seen the impact it is having on our neighbours to the south, and also to our friends and co-workers at the FCC.

Congratulations to everyone who pitched in and helped make it the most successful fundraising lunch in our history. Volunteers: Fiona, Smikie, Samhi, Gavin, Dawn, Greta and Amber!

 

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