Last June our co-founder and CMO, John Stix introduced the official Worldline charity, “backpacks for kids” and we’re doubling down on it again in 2014:
A Message from Worldline’s CMO
In the Dominican Republic every child may attend school, however there is a minimum requirement to be met. The family must supply a school uniform, books and supplies. Unfortunately, many families do not have the necessary resources resulting in their children being kept out of school meaning thousands of kids have their futures limited due to a lack of education.
“backpacks for kids” was started by a small group of caring individuals at Worldline because the Dominican Republic is close to their hearts. We operate a 70 seat call centre in Puerto Plata called the Fibernetics Contact Centre run by Kitchener, Ontario native Pete Cross. Because of Pete’s and our efforts up here, over 130 young children have realized their dream as they have been provided fully packed backpacks – and everything they need to go to school. You can check out last year’s slide show HERE.
This cause has been embraced both in the Dominican Republic, and at our headquarters in Cambridge, Ontario
We continue to raise money within our company with a bunch of fundraisers held throughout the year, like this Tuesday’s Pulled Pork BBQ lunch with all proceeds going to the kids – (and as a bonus it will be yummy!)
Worldline wide, for the month of June we will be donating $5.00 for each new Bundle sale and $3.00 for every home phone sale directly to the charity, so the more Canadians we help by saving them hundreds on their telecom bills, we’ll be sending even more kids to school.
“backpacks for kids” is our own homegrown charity and in the few years of its existence the tangible difference it has made in the lives of these children has been remarkable. Seeing the smiles on all those children and parents has inspired us to do even more.
Thanks to everyone on the Worldline team for their work and energy for helping build “backpacks for kids” into what it is today.
John Stix – CMO Worldline