Several few months ago, IPM partnered with a handful of other local business owners to form a group called “Companies Who Care”.

Companies Who Care was born while these individuals were casually discussing the “100 Men, 100 Dollars” phenomenon and the amazing things that can be accomplished when people come together to work towards a common goal. Companies Who Care is on a mission to help local support groups make a big impact on the lives of the communities they support. Any donation recipient must use the funds immediately and ensure that 100% of the funds go to the end user (not management or administration costs). We personally research the prospect groups to ensure they are reputable, sustainable and are making a positive difference in the local community. Whether you or your organization can donate $50 or $5,000, the funds will be pooled with other donors to ensure the maximum benefit for the recipient organization. And instead of big charities with big marketing budgets, Companies Who Care is seeking out the smaller, grassroots organizations where $1 really goes a long way to helping. We hope to attract donors willing to make a once annual donation for 3 consecutive years so that we can continue to make a measurable, long-term difference in our community….together. And as an organization, our mandate is to operate without any administration costs to ensure the full value of donations goes to the recipient group, a goal we have succeeded in accomplishing due to the donation of services from local business providers.

In just a few short months, this group has grown to 18 partners who’ve raised $17,000 with more potential members joining weekly. To date we have provided 3,500 meals to those in need via the Back Door Mission (www.backdoormission.ca). We have sent 10 at-risk youths to the Horses Help Horsing Around therapy program (www.horseshelpcanada.com) in partnership with Carea Community Health Centre (www.ochc.ca). And most recently, we donated to Their Opportunity (www.theiropportunity.com) to help 22 local children enroll in organized sport and recreation programs. It is amazing what we have accomplished together in such a short time!

And we’re not done yet! We look forward to continuing our efforts in the near future with another deserving community service group. If you would like become a partner member of Companies Who Care and participate in our next drive, please contact us at companieswhocare@outlook.com.

For additional information, please listen to our very own Denis O’Connell speak on local radio about Companies Who Care:

IPM is proud to be a part of this amazing initiative and we hope that you will considering joining us in this mission to help the many deserving organizations in our local community.