More than ever, the charities and nonprofits that so many in our communities rely on need anyone who can to step up and support
R+T Park Manager, Mike Pereira, sits down with community leaders Rose Greensides fromSocial Venture Partners Waterloo Region, Olivia Rogalla from the Accelerator Centre, and Laura Galbraith from Vidyard, to talk about the challenges facing the community and local charities; and how people can give back this year to help those most in need.
Here’s a high level look at some of the considerable challenges facing local organizations today:
49% of nonprofits report difficulty engaging volunteers in current working conditions.
30% of charities report having to lay off staff
Most organizations anticipate or experienced a 40-50% drop in resources compared to 2019
Reductions or anticipated losses in donations, with many organizations cancelling or postponing fundraisers
Leaders are finding it difficult to balance the obligations of delivering vital services, while also providing appropriate flexibility, care, and supports to staff
Lack of technical skill is impeding a successful move to online for many organizations
The tenants of R+T Park continue togive back and support their employees and communities in a variety of ways.
Did you know:
The David Johnston R+T Park Community Impact Fund has raised over $300,000, and disburses more than $12,000 each year to charities in the community? Past recipients of Community Impact funds include KidsAbility, Women’s Crisis Services, KidSport KW, and many others.