TORONTO, Oct. 5, 2017 /CNW/ - Yesterday, over 500 Grant Thornton LLP professionals took time out of their regular work week to participate in the third annual Making Steps Count Walk –an initiative supporting positive change in communities across Canada.
Over 55 offices collectively raised more than $72,000 in support of The Grant Thornton Foundation's three national charities: Big Brothers, Big Sister Canada; Breakfast Club of Canada; and Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada. For the past three years, Making Steps Count has raised over $213,000 for children's community programs in Canada.
"It's a great experience to give back to the community and feel the passion our Grant Thornton people have during this walk," said Kevin Ladner, CPA, CA, CVB, CEO and Executive Partner, Grant Thornton LLP. "We hope this year's walk reminds us all that we need to support and motivate those around us to create a brighter future for children across Canada."
Making Steps Count raises funds for a variety of programs, including funding mentor/mentee relationships through Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada, purchasing food for schools supported by the Breakfast Clubs of Canada, and funding post-secondary scholarships through the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada.
"Giving back is in our DNA – we call it Living our Purple. Whether it's through fundraising, donating or volunteering, The Grant Thornton Foundation believes in creating a sustainable advantage for the communities in which we work and live," said, Krista Han, Partner at Grant Thornton and Chair of The Grant Thornton Foundation.
Established in 2011, the foundation was designed to help Grant Thornton professionals focus their collective philanthropic efforts—whether in the form of fundraising, volunteering or donating professional expertise—to make the greatest impact possible in their communities across the country.
About Grant Thornton Foundation
The Grant Thornton Foundation, established in 2011, is a vehicle designed to help Grant Thornton employees streamline their collective philanthropic efforts—whether in the form of fundraising, volunteering or donating professional expertise—to make the greatest impact possible in communities across the country.
The Grant Thornton Foundation is a Canadian registered charity designed to organize the collective efforts and significant contributions of Grant Thornton LLP employees across Canada. The Foundation focuses on providing financial support for local, national and international causes that resonate with our people. You can learn more about the Grant Thornton Foundation here.
About Grant Thornton LLP in Canada
Grant Thornton LLP is a leading Canadian accounting and advisory firm providing audit, tax and advisory services to private and public organizations. We help dynamic organizations unlock their potential for growth by providing meaningful, actionable advice through a broad range of services. Together with the Quebec firm Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton LLP, Grant Thornton in Canada has approximately 4,000 people in offices across Canada. Grant Thornton LLP is a Canadian member of Grant Thornton International Ltd, whose member and correspondent firms operate in over 100 countries worldwide. A listing of Grant Thornton offices and contact information can be found at: www.GrantThornton.ca.
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