Generous support pours in for On Side and Partners’ 3rd Annual Drive-Through Donation Event for Boyle Street Community Services
TORONTO, ON, OCTOBER 27, 2022 /insPRESS/ – For three consecutive years, On Side Restoration Ltd. (“On Side Restoration”, “On Side” or the “Company”) along with its close vendor partners have been dedicated to raising donations at their annual drive-in event from local Edmonton neighbors. to benefit Boyle Street Community Services. What began as a working relationship has grown into a partnership that has supported not only the physical structure of the community center, but also the material needs of those Boyle Street serves.
It was October 1, 2022, October 1, 2022, the 3rd Annual Donation Drive-Thru from On Side and Friends, and to engage and motivate attendance, the event followed a superhero theme!
The event saw costumed mascots, large furry animals, stormtroopers and cosplay actors greeting donors. Glow Edmonton was again seen bringing their photo booth; Skyline QS served pulled pork sliders; Hazmasters and Salco Group Demolition served drinks, sweets and snacks. The parking lot has been transformed into a car rally with vintage cars, exotic Vipers and three-wheeled motorcycles. It was a day filled with generosity, happy faces and enthusiastic Edmontonians who came out to offer their donations.
This year, total cash donations reached $13,000 as well as large quantities of sweatpants, socks, sleeping bags and travel-sized personal hygiene items for Edmonton’s most vulnerable citizens. Boyle Street shared that the funds raised will support their Winter Emergency Response Fund, enabling them to purchase high quality gloves, warm clothing and other much needed items to keep people healthy. and safe throughout the cold winter months.
Ian Mathieson, director of organizational learning at Boyle Street shares, “The partnership between On Side Restoration and Boyle Street Community Services shows what we can do when we work together towards a common goal. Not only does drive-thru support our emergency donation room and directly impact those we serve, it’s also an event that brings people together to experience fun and joy for a good cause. We continue to be grateful to have On Side walking alongside us on our journey to build stronger, more inclusive communities.
Dwayne Harris, Director of Operations, Edmonton, said: “Our team was thrilled to be back supporting Boyle Street for a third year! Giving back to the community aligns with our company values and our employees look forward to helping those in need. as a community and collaborating with our industry partners and Boyle Street is a big highlight of our year!”
ABOUT BOYLE STREET COMMUNITY SERVICES
Boyle Street Community Services has worked in downtown Edmonton since 1971 to serve, support and empower people to take control of their lives and escape the cycle of poverty and homelessness. In 1976 the organization became a registered charity as the Boyle Street Service Society. The organization offers over 40 programs and services in 9 locations to 650 deserving families. More information can be found at www.boylestreet.org
ABOUT ON SIDE CATERING
On Side Developments Ltd. (“On Side Restoration”, “On Side” or the “Company”) is the nation’s leading Canadian-owned restoration company with over 40 locations from Victoria, British Columbia to St. John’s, Newfoundland. and Labrador. For over 40 years, the company has been restoring damaged homes and businesses 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. On Side’s revolutionary web-based software, eClaim, supports easy project access and full file transparency for use by internal staff and external clients. Their in-house emergency contact center is also available 24/7 to help customers connect with them, for a smooth and efficient customer experience. Experienced and certified crews operate their extensive fleet of emergency response vehicles and specialist catering equipment.