GIVING BACK

Giving back to our community is important to us. We are devoted to supporting our local and international communities and hope to inspire others to do the same.

June 18, 2021

BDF 20th Anniversary Donations

This May marked Blackburn Davis Financial’s 20th anniversary. In lieu of hosting a client event, we decided to donate our estimated event budget of $10,000. We selected six charitable organizations across Canada and asked clients to vote for one they would like us to support on their behalf. We then allocated the money based on the percentage of clients who chose each organization.

Donations were made this past week to YESS, United Way of Canada, Canadian Mental Health Association, Special Olympics Canada, Women’s Shelters Canada, and Edmonton’s Food Bank.

When discussing which charities our team wanted to support, the work of these particular causes felt very close to our hearts and to many of our clients. Many clients commented that it was difficult to choose between these wonderful causes. We have all felt the hardship of this moment in history, and we want to thank you – this donation effort was made possible because of you.

We received a touching thank you note from Special Olympics Canada with a link to their highlight reel series. We encourage you to watch. It will bring both tears and smiles to your face. Enjoy!

May 20, 2020

Giving Back

The Covid Health Crisis has changed our lives in many respects. At Blackburn Davis Financial Inc. we feel fortunate that we have been able to work remotely and although we greatly miss meeting our friends and clients in person, we have carried on without great hardship. Others are not so lucky. We have estimated our cost savings from the remaining 7 un-played NHL games, conferences we were scheduled to attend, and travel and meals that we cancelled and have decided to donate this money to those in need. We have made donations to the Food Banks of Edmonton, Calgary, Bonnyville, Red Deer, Vancouver, and Victoria. 

December 15, 2019

Referral Donations

We wanted to extend a warm thank you to those who have introduced us to friends and family over the past year. To show our gratitude, we like to make donations to a charity of the referrer’s choice. Here are a few of the charities we had the opportunity to support this past year:

  • Little Warriors
  • Hope Mission
  • Alberta Cancer Foundation
  • Riverland Recreational Trail Society

December 12, 2019

The Mustard Seed Volunteering

Our staff once again volunteered with the Edmonton Mustard Seed at their Family Gift Centre today. This is a wonderful initiative the Mustard Seed hosts each year to help those in need purchase gifts at a modest price for their children. We assisted their clients in selecting the gifts and wrapping them.

June 19, 2019

Survey Charity Draw Winner

In our recent client survey, we included a draw for a $1,000 donation to be made to a charity of the winner’s choice. We are excited to share that the winner of this charitable donation draw was Joe R. Congratulations Joe! He has requested the donation be made to the Boyle School Parents Advisory Association. The funds will be used to help replace the playground equipment at the Boyle School.

Boyle School Parents Advisory Association
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

December 15, 2018

Referral Donations

We wanted to extend a warm thank you to those who have introduced us to friends and family over the past year. To show our gratitude, we like to make donations to a charity of the referrer’s choice. Here are a few of the charities we had the opportunity to support this year:

  • Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
  • Edmonton Community Foundation
  • Zebra Child Protection Centre Edmonton

December 11, 2018

The Mustard Seed Volunteering

Our team spent this morning volunteering with The Mustard Seed Edmonton at their Family Gift Centre. This is a new pop-up store the Mustard Seed puts on every December for three days. The store is filled with donated gifts and gifts the Mustard Seed purchases with donations, which their clients can then shop through and buy for $2 per gift. We had the opportunity to assist their clients in shopping for these gifts as well as wrapping them.

Mustard Seed Volunteering 11-Dec-18
Food Bank Volunteering (7-Dec-17)

December 7, 2017

Food Bank Volunteering

As in years past, we have decided to make a charitable gift this Holiday Season in honour of our clients. This year we have chosen an organization close to home, Edmonton’s Food Bank. The Food Bank is a much-needed resource in our City for those less fortunate, not only around the Holidays, but throughout the entire year. They serve over 20,000 individuals per month and provide nearly 400,000 meals and snacks monthly through their affiliate agencies. Our team had the opportunity to see this efficient organization firsthand, when we volunteered in their warehouse this December.

June 26, 2017 

Update on Clayda

As many of you may remember, for several years we have sponsored a student, Clayda, through her studies in International Business Administration at the Khipu Institute in Cosco, Peru. She recently had her graduation ceremony from Khipu, so we wanted to share some of the photos we received. We’re sending her our warmest congratulations on her achievement and wish her well in her future professional career.

Mustard Seed Volunteering 11-Dec-18

December 9, 2016

Mustard Seed Volunteering

Our team spent this morning volunteering with The Mustard Seed Edmonton baking some delicious treats to be served with their meal program. The Mustard Seed assists citizens experiencing poverty and homelessness in our city. Their services include health and wellness care, employment and housing assistance, and reintegration support.

December 18, 2015

Christmas Hamper Sponsorship

This December we chose to work with the Christmas Bureau of Edmonton to sponsor Christmas food hampers for 3 local families in need. Our team spent a morning shopping and putting together these hampers to help the families create a special, festive meal this holiday season.

Boyle School Parents Advisory Association
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

December 2, 2015

Sponsorship of Clayda

As in years past, in lieu of a Christmas gift for clients, we are making a charitable gift. We continue to sponsor Clayda as she pursues her degree in International Business Administration at the Khipu Institute in Cosco, Peru. She is in the midst of completing her Curso de Actualizacion, which requires a substantial fee and this will complete her studies. She is excited to transition into her professional life; please join us in our heartfelt congratulations.

June 23, 2015

Free Footies Tournament

Kelley Doerksen spent the morning as a volunteer for the Free Footie finals. Free Footie is a free soccer league in Edmonton for children who wouldn’t otherwise be able to play due to costs or other barriers in their lives.

Mustard Seed Volunteering 11-Dec-18
Food Bank Volunteering (7-Dec-17)

December 8, 2014

Santa’s Anonymous Volunteering

We closed our office today so our staff could spend the day volunteering with 630 Ched Santa’s Anonymous. This organization relies on volunteers and donations to distribute toys to over 25,000 children every year. We had the opportunity to select toys from their bins and put together gift bags for children in our city that are less fortunate this holiday season.

December 19, 2013

Education Sponsorship

As in years past, in lieu of a corporate holiday gift we have found a charity that needs our support. This year we are working with an organization called Mosqoy located in Peru. Mosqoy is a charitable organization that offers remote communities in the Peruvian Andes opportunities for economic development.

On our clients’ behalf, Blackburn Davis Financial has sponsored a young woman named Clayda. She grew up in the small town of Phiry located in the Ollantaytabo district of Peru and is studying International Business Administration. Once she has completed her studies at Khipu, Clayda is hoping to continue her education in university and complete her master’s degree. Our office has committed to support Clayda until she graduates in 3 years.

We recently received a letter from Clayda to let us know how her schooling is going. She has just started her second semester and already has hopes to open her own business.

Mustard Seed Volunteering 11-Dec-18

December 7, 2012

Sleeping Children Around the World

This holiday season we have chosen to support Sleeping Children Around the World for our charitable gift. This organization is supported by Rotary members to distribute bed kits to children in 33 countries throughout Africa, Asia, and Central America. Since 1970 they have made a difference in 1.2 million children’s lives. This year, we are helping provide health, comfort, and education supplies to children in Nicaragua.

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