Sponsoring “Pathways to Education” & “Start2Finish”
A team of TI Group employees have been actively involved in the community, encouraging healthy living within the organization, and raising money for Pathways to Education and Start2Finish.
On September 13th, 2015, TI Group employees and their family members participated in the 5k Longboat Roadrunner run on Toronto Island. In preparation for the run the team of employees held run club sessions every Thursday evening to train for the event. Training sessions included interval training, distance runs and other various fitness activities.
Signing up for the run was a part of the TI Group Wellness Challenge for the month of July. Employees that wished to be a part of the challenge created teams and were encouraged to set specific health and wellness goals. There were daily check-in links emailed to participants to log their progress. The check-ins included a questionnaire regarding daily eating habits, which outlined the requirements for what is considered a healthy snack or meal, as well as general wellness. Many of the employees also noticed increased productivity at work while improving their habits to be active, eat well or practice mental wellness.
In addition to these events, TI group also held a 50-50 Draw, a Bake Sale, and coordinated Applegrams, raising donations of $248.75 to each charity: Pathways to Education and Start2Finish.
Pathways to Education is an organization that helps youth in low-income communities graduate from high school and successfully transition into post-secondary education. Start2Finish‘s mission is to break to cycle of child poverty by providing ongoing educational support to at risk children, empowering them to succeed and become role models for change.
Special thanks to TI Group Employees and their families for providing the featured images!