November 21, 2018
After raising over $82,000, and exceeding their 2017 daily fundraising goal by 270% in the partnership’s inaugural year, The Ottawa Mission and Dymon are proud to announce they are once again partnering for a #GivingTuesday initiative.Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement in communities across Canada and countries around the world. Just as Black Friday kicks off the holiday shopping season, Giving Tuesday is the opening day of the giving season. The Ottawa Mission is asking residents and businesses for donations of any amount to help provide a warm meal this Christmas to citizens in need and to support the many programs offered within the community. The Ottawa Mission’s total campaign goal for #GivingTuesday is $95,000. Building on last year’s success, donations received on Tuesday, November 27th will be matched dollar for dollar by Dymon, up to the total amount of $15,000. In addition to the planned $15,000 contribution, Dymon will also be matching employee donations up to $1,000 per person.
To achieve another ambitious fundraising record, and help our neighbours in need, The Ottawa Mission and Dymon ask for your help in spreading the word. To make it easy to bring awareness to this initiative, The Ottawa Mission has created a number of online sharing tools at www.ottawamission.com/givingtuesday.
“While most people know Dymon as a thriving and Ottawa proud business, they may not know how deeply entrenched Dymon’s commitment to giving back is within their culture. This commitment played a key role in our ability to make Giving Tuesday 2017 the best performing fundraising day in our foundation’s history, which is why we’re very excited to be partnering with Dymon again this year. With their help, and those of you within the community, we’re hopeful we will once again set a new fundraising record and reach our $95,000 campaign goal.” – Aileen Leo, Director of Communications, The Ottawa Mission.
“Since 1906, The Ottawa Mission has done outstanding and important work within our community supporting citizens who have experienced homelessness and hunger. Helping our community’s more vulnerable citizens is equally crucial today and we are very proud to be continuing and expanding our partnership with them for this year’s #GivingTuesday initiative. With the support of residents and businesses, we can once again set a new record together and help even more of our neighbours.” – Glen Luckman, CEO, Dymon Group of Companies
Everyone interested in joining The Ottawa Mission’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit www.ottawamission.com/givingtuesday to donate on November 27th or help spread the word online today.
About Dymon Group of Companies:
Ottawa owned and Ottawa proud, Dymon has become Canada’s fastest growing and one of the country’s largest storage companies by offering residential and business Guests an innovative storage solutions and delivering unparalleled service.
Dymon’s state-of-the-art storage facilities include convenient internal loading and unloading, complete humidity and climate control, advanced security features and extended retail hours for Guests’ moving and packing supplies. Dymon is committed to improving the communities they are part of through their significant charitable giving and environment initiatives, including their partnership with The Ottawa Mission.
Contact: Stephen Creighton, Senior Vice President
Phone: 613-247-0888 (ext. 34)
About The Ottawa Mission:
Since 1906, The Ottawa Mission has been serving the homeless, the hungry and the lost by providing food, clothing, shelter and hope. In 2015, The Ottawa Mission sheltered an average of 231 men every night and served an average of 1,300 meals every day. The Ottawa Mission now houses a Hospice, and provides Addiction Treatment programs and a Medical/Dental Clinic for the homeless.
Contact: Aileen Leo,
Director of Communications
Phone: 613-234-1144 (ext. 305)
About Giving Tuesday:
Giving Tuesday is a movement to celebrate giving of all kinds, celebrated on the Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday; this year it falls on November 27, 2018. The movement was launched in Canada in 2013 by GIV3 and CanadaHelps.org, and was founded in the US in 2012 by 92nd Street Y in partnership with the UN Foundation.