$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.