Greenrock is proud to be a supporter of The Redwood, a safe haven for woman and children who are fleeing abuse, it’s a place for healing, community and fun. Greenrock, through its charitable trust and partnerships, have donated $35,000 over the past year to the organization in efforts to help them fulfill their goal of constructing a state-of-the-art healing play area in the courtyard.
Greenrock is honoured to be a partner in this transformative project at The Redwood.
Greenrock’s journey with The Redwood began during the holiday season of 2018; residents across all Greenrock properties were tasked with voting for their desired charity whereby the five charities with the most votes would each receive $20,000. With an overwhelming amount of votes and support from residents, The Redwood was a finalist and received the $20,000 holiday donation from Greenrock Charitable Trust. An additional $10,000 was donated shortly thereafter from another tenant holiday survey from Greenrock Commercial Services, and our partners in Postmedia Place, Shiplake Properties, with the building’s tenants overwhelmingly voting for The Redwood. This summer, Greenrock Charitable Trust donated another $5,000 to kick start a “fill the fridge” campaign for families that leave the care of The Redwood to receive gift cards for grocery stores to ensure they have supplies for their new life.
As a continued supporter of The Redwood, Greenrock employee volunteers recently rolled up their sleeves, arrived on site and over the course of two days, worked hand in hand with staff at The Redwood to transform the courtyard into a spectacular donor appreciation event space. After the event, Akilah Downey, Volunteer & Communications Coordinator with The Redwood, thanked Greenrock and stated that The Redwood was “able to show donors and friends exactly how they are helping women and the children live without abuse, homelessness and poverty”.
Greenrock truly believes that everyone deserves a safe space, whether it is where you live, where you work, where you play, or where you seek help in times of need. Greenrock looks forward to continuing to work with The Redwood in the future and help make a lasting impact with partnerships like this.
The Redwood offers safety, healing and opportunities for growth for women and their children fleeing abuse. Families receive case management and counseling services from Resident Services Counselors, access to empowering and life-changing programs, and transitional support when they are ready to take the steps toward a new life. (https://www.theredwood.com/)