This year has been difficult for many families as the effects of the pandemic only deepen the need in countless communities. In light of the precautions that arise around COVID-19, giving back looks a little different from the long-standing traditions ADD Systems has held for years. Thankfully, after working with the Sun Youth Organization and the Pajama Program, we are thrilled to be able to continue to give back to our communities from Montreal, Canada to Flanders, New Jersey, and every office in between.
The Sun Youth Organization provides free food to thousands of Montrealers in various forms and collects clothes for low-income individuals in the Greater Montreal area annually. The Sun Youth’s 2020 slogan is “Now more than ever!” to signal that not only are they taking donations this year, but also to highlight the growing need in the Montreal community. They stand firm in the promise they made to Montreal families and individuals, stating: “We pride ourselves on the commitment to never turn away families and individuals in need. If you are affected by the current crisis, please know that you are not alone and that we are here for you.”
Sun Youth is accepting food, toy, and personal product donations and running a cash raffle. Throughout the season, ADD Sysem’s Montreal office has been working with Sun Youth to provide them with necessary goods for the community. Through this, ADD Systems hopes to make the holiday season a little brighter for those in and around Montreal.
The Pajama Program is implementing response efforts through these unprecedented times to help families maintain some sort of structure and routine to ease uncertainty and provide stability in day-to-day tasks. The virtual donation stations and contactless pajama and book drives allow members of the community to contribute from a distance while still making a lasting impact. The Flanders and Orlando offices are eagerly raising money and collecting donations throughout the season. For updates, follow ADD on social media!
Nonprofits are making accommodations to ensure the health and safety of all by coming up with innovative ways to give. So, while this year looks a little different, we hope you will join us in supporting these charity organizations or any of the countless others taking strides to support families and individuals around the world as the need increases. Big and small, every act counts adding up to a lasting impact. For more information on how to donate, please see below.
Sun Youth Organization – learn more.
Pajama Program – learn more.
From all of us here at ADD Systems, we wish you a Happy Holiday season!