Children’s Wish Foundation, Manitoba & Nunavut Chapter, reached yet another milestone when they received a record single corporate donation to end the 2018 calendar year. The charitable gift was inspired by a staff-driven campaign called “Payroll for the Needy” at RAPID RTC, part of the DMT Group of companies, a global software provider headquartered in Winnipeg. The donation is not only the largest for this chapter of Children’s Wish, but also the largest for RAPID RTC in their 5 years working with Children’s Wish.
“We feel extremely fortunate to have been the chosen charity by RAPID RTC since 2014,” said Maria Toscano, Provincial Director of Children’s Wish Foundation, Manitoba & Nunavut Chapter. “Every contribution – big or small – makes a measurable impact on children living with pain and uncertainty and their families. For the team at RAPID RTC to continue to surpass their contributions year after year, it’s truly remarkable. After 5 years of collective involvement, they feel like part of our Children’s Wish family.”
When asked about the donation, Glen Demetrioff, President and CEO of RAPID RTC stated, “We have been able to provide these families a memory of love and laughter that will last a lifetime but, beyond the wish, we showed them that they are not alone in their fight. Our entire team of nearly 250 takes great pride in this opportunity to make a difference.”
“These children are an inspiration to us all and I am honoured to play a small part in their lives. Our team is genuinely interested in hearing about every wish granted and has a deep appreciation for how they have impacted our lives as well,” said Akimi Larson, Sr. Project Manager at RAPID RTC. RAPID RTC has provided us the opportunity to help make these wishes come true and I am proud to be a part of it every year.”
Kelly Cassidy, who has been with RAPID RTC for over 15 years, said “Throughout the past 15 years, I have witnessed RAPID RTC and its team support the Payroll for the Needy campaign with 100% participation. Having leadership that understands the importance of community involvement and generosity to those in need means a lot and it inspires us in a big way.”
Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada works with communities across the country to provide children with life threatening illnesses the opportunity to realize their most heartfelt wish. By creating unique, meaningful experiences, Children’s Wish enhances quality of life for these courageous children and their families.