Mississauga, Ont.—July 5, 2018—Drive Away Hunger, Cox Automotive Canada’s company-wide summer food drive, has officially wrapped up. The campaign, which ran from June 18–29 is an annual initiative that aims to ensure local community food banks receive abundant donations during a particularly challenging time of year.
Two years after a massive wildfire destroyed entire neighbourhoods in Fort McMurray, Alberta, the community continues to make every attempt to rebuild. Cox Automotive Canada recently received the following thank you letter from the Canadian Red Cross for the financial contribution we made during the spring of 2016. We are proud to have assisted those in need and wanted to share this letter with you.
Every year, Cox Automotive uses the month of March to connect with our surrounding communities and give back. The No Excuses campaign is a month-long, company-wide initiative, an integral part of our organization’s core beliefs.
As part of a countrywide initiative, Canadians showed their support for the Humboldt Broncos on Jersey Day, Thursday, April 12, 2018, by wearing sports jerseys. From coast to coast, Cox Automotive Canada team members stood with Humboldt in their jerseys or donned green and yellow in a show of support for the small Saskatchewan community.
Manheim Montreal recently completed an LED lighting project that will offset 269 tons of carbon per year. In early January 2018, the company replaced its outdoor lighting with LED lights, which required the team to switch out 218 bulbs in multiple fixtures. In order to significantly reduce Manheim Montreal’s carbon footprint, 1000 watt bulbs were exchanged for 300 watt bulbs.
The National Drive Away Hunger food drive initiative focused on supporting those that do not have enough to eat in local communities. From June 13 – 23, 2016, Cox Automotive Canada teams collected the items identified as most in need by and together, employees across all business units donated more than 1,400 kg (3,200 lb) of non-perishable food items to local food banks across Canada.
After the devastating Alberta wildfires in May 2016, Cox Automotive Canada, along with six business units, quickly mobilized to support families in Fort McMurray, Alberta. The teams quickly rallied to support those affected by the tragedy with a $30,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross. Throughout the two months following, employees across the seven Manheim locations held a national clothing drive, collecting eight skids of clothing which were donated to the Edmonton Emergency Relief Services Society.