Dressing down at O’Farrell Financial delivers dividends for Mental Health services

$1,200 raised and split between four local hospitals

by Nicole Millest
Special to Nation Valley News

EASTERN ONTARIO — In June of 2018 O’Farrell Financial Services launched their first ‘Casual for a Cause’ campaign. For the months of June, July and August, the employees participated in a ‘Dressed Down for Mental Health’ fundraiser.

Throughout the summer, staff enjoyed casual Fridays by paying $2 per person, each week, to dress down. By the end of this employee-led community initiative, the team had raised over $1,200.

O’Farrell Financial’s community mandate outlines their mission to achieve a positive social impact through sponsorships and employee volunteerism in the areas of Agriculture and Health & Wellness.


With this in mind, the team voted to shine a light on Mental Health for their first campaign. The $1,200 raised was split evenly between four local community hospital foundations with funds directed to their mental health initiatives. The Brockville & District Hospital Foundation, Cornwall Community Hospital Foundation, Kemptville District Hospital Foundation, and Winchester & District Hospital Foundation shared the proceeds.

The O’Farrell Financial team will begin their second ‘Casual for a Cause’ campaign on Friday, Nov. 16,
running until Friday, Dec. 28. The beneficiary has not been announced yet, but the recipient will be an agricultural organization.

Learn more about O’Farrell Financial’s community mandate at www.ofarrellfinancial.com/community or
email Nicole Millest at community@ofsi.ca.

“We are so grateful to local businesses and organizations who raise funds to support patient care at WDMH,”
says Cindy Peters (left), Manager of Direct Mail & Events at the WDMH Foundation. “And it’s really great when they
have fun doing it. Dress Down Fridays are the best! Thank you to everyone at O’Farrell Financial.”
Cynthia Batchelor,
Financial Security Advisor and Partner with O’Farrell Financial in Winchester, delivers WDMH’s share of the recent O’Farrell campaign.

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