Shell employees show their spirit in their superhero costumes with United Way president Lucy Miller

Shell Canada: Providing warmth and hope to flood victims

Shell employees show their spirit in their superhero costumes with United Way president Lucy Miller

This year, Shell Canada broke records by donating over $3.6M to United Way of Calgary and Area through their annual workplace campaign. As a way to provide employees with hands-on experiences, Shell also runs campaign engagement activities, such as volunteer Day of Caring® events.

Shell employees put together warmth bundles for those impacted by the June floodsOn November 4, Shell employees, their families and retirees demonstrated their commitment to their community by creating 1,700 warmth and hope bundles for families impacted by the June floods.

“We delivered the first 500 gifts of warmth, hope and heart bundles to the Siksika First Nation,” said Garrett Mazurenko, 2013 Shell Calgary and Area United Way campaign chair.

The warmth bundles include a toque, mittens, socks, a scarf, a calendar, an ornament, chocolates and cookies, all wrapped in a blanket and put into a Christmas bag. Each bundle also includes a personalized card from a Shell employee.

A volunteer smiles while packing a warmth bundle at the Shell volunteer event“[The] Day of Caring® event to create the 1,700 warmth and hope bundles was such a great success,” Mazurenko said. “I am so impressed with the 80+ staff, retirees and family volunteers and their energy and enthusiasm.”

The remaining 1,200 bundles will be handed out at the Saddlebrook Family Fun Day, hosted in partnership between Shell and United Way. The fun day is being held for High River families who were displaced due to the June floods. Look for more information on the Saddlebrook Family Fun Day in early December.