by Nicole Millest
In June of 2018, O’Farrell Financial Services launched their first ‘Casual for a Cause’ campaign. For the months of June, July and August, the employees participated in a ‘Dressed Down for Mental Health’ fundraiser. Throughout the summer, the staff enjoyed Casual Fridays by paying $2 per person, each week, to dress down. By the end of this employee-led community initiative, the team had raised over $1,200.
O’Farrell Financial’s community mandate outlines their mission to achieve a positive social impact through sponsorships and employee volunteerism in the areas of Agriculture and Health & Wellness. With this in mind, the team voted to shine a light on Mental Health for their first campaign. The $1,200 raised was split evenly between four local community hospital foundations, with the funds directed to their mental health initiatives. The hospital foundations that received these donations are: Brockville & District Hospital Foundation; Cornwall Community Hospital Foundation; Kemptville District Hospital Foundation; and Winchester & District Hospital Foundation.
The O’Farrell Financial team will begin their second ‘Casual for a Cause’ campaign on Friday, November 16, and it will run until Friday, December 28. The benefactor of these proceeds has not been announced yet, but it will be an Agricultural organization.