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The Season for Giving – Happy Holidays from Martello

Happy Holidays
December 21, 2016

Here at Martello, we are looking back on a truly banner year of milestones met and some great corporate accomplishments. What we are most proud of? Truthfully, it is our amazing team and the way in which they have continually risen to meet the opportunities to support our community. What does a year of giving look like at Martello? Read on.

The Big Bike

This year, we jumped at the opportunity to support the Heart & Stroke Foundation by participating in their annual Big Bike fundraiser. Together with our neighbours, ProntoForms we hopped on the Big Bike for a pedal-powered tour of Kanata North and together we managed to raise $3000 for life-saving heart and stroke research.

Employee Gift Giving Program

Five months ago, we introduced our Employee-Directed Gift Program. It’s our unique way of honouring the hard work of our employees, by contributing to the community organizations that matter most to them.  As our blog series has chronicled, it’s been exciting to see the ripple effect of these contributions. Our em are making a growing impact in the community and we have loved seeing the diversity of organizations that our employees are passionate about.  Through this program, we have had the opportunity to contribute to more than 6 organizations in just 5 months, including the Cochlear Implant (CI) Support Group of Ottawa to help them offer real-time captioning at their group meetings. We have also contributed to both the Maverick Athlete Benevolent Fund and Holy Trinity Badminton Club which both work hard to increase access to sports and build a strong community of athletes.

Kanata Food Cupboard

In December, we capped off the year by spending an amazing afternoon participating in Kanata Food Cupboard’s annual corporate food sorting challenge.  This initiative helped to support families in our community through the Adopt a Family program and we were proud to be able to make a special holiday for two local families.

At Martello, we want to wish you and yours the happiest of holiday seasons – however, you celebrate, taking the time to be with family and friends as we welcome a new year is truly one of the greatest gifts of the season. Take a peek at a little seasonal video we put together and happy holidays to you and yours – we can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2017!


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