WINNIPEG, MAN. – DMT Development Systems Group has made the largest corporate donation in the history of the Children’s Wish Foundation’s Manitoba and Nunavut chapter. Again.
The $110,104 contribution marks the third year in a row the company has given to the worthy charity.
“We have been working with DMT since 2014, when they came out of nowhere only to surprise us with a record breaking donation. They did it again in 2015 and now again in 2016,” said Maria Toscano of the Children’s Wish Foundation.
“Achieving a donation of this magnitude three years in a row is astonishing and a true testament to the character of their people.”
The donation will help Children’s Wish Foundation, which receives no government funding, fulfill a number of local wishes for children living with high-risk, life-threatening illnesses.
The funds are a result of DMT’s internal giving program known as Payroll for the Needy. The program selects one charity per year as part of the company’s philosophy of giving back to the community.
Driven by voluntary employee pledges, staff contributions are matched dollar for dollar by DMT. In the 14 years the organization has been running the program, it has achieved a 100 per cent participation rate among its staff.
DMT chief Glen Demetrioff said the success of the campaign lies entirely within the hearts of the staff.
“The unbelievable level of generosity and caring they display is a testament to their character and leaves me feeling incredibly proud to be part of their team. We’ve heard them loud and clear: Children’s Wish Foundation is a cause they are excited to support,” said.
“I hope the mere fact that a group of 200 people are able to make such a large impact on the lives of others serves as inspiration for others to come together and rally behind a cause as worthy as Children’s Wish Foundation.”