Supporting communities with Holiday Giving at Robert Half

By Robert Half on November 15, 2022 at 10:00am

Robert Half’s annual Holiday Giving program has been a signature philanthropic effort for our employees in North America since 2006. Projects typically range from toy, food and clothing drives to bike-building events and adopt-a-family programs. To date, we’ve collected more than 150,000 toys and games for children in need. 

During this year’s holiday season, we’re focusing our efforts on virtual drives and fundraising for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Canada (RHMC), and other non-profits in our local communities. 

In Canada, 65 per cent of families live outside a city with a children's hospital. So, if a child gets sick, they have to travel for treatment. The 15 Ronald McDonald Houses across Canada help more than 25,000 families annually stay close to their sick child and the care they need. 

Across Canada, RMHC’s 33 programs provide families with a sick child a home where they can sleep, share meals, do laundry, and connect with other families going through similar challenges, making their journey to recovery a little easier.

Ways to get involved

To meet the needs of RMHC and other non-profits during this time, we have several ways for our employees, clients and community members to get involved: 

  • Virtual Wish Drive – Robert Half offices can reach out to a nearby Ronald McDonald House or another local charity they have a relationship with. After learning about what they need, our teams set up an online wish list for toys or household necessities, then reach out to clients, friends and family members to help support the drive.  

  • Holiday Happy Hours – Our teams can select a local Ronald McDonald House or another non-profit, plan a walk at a time that’s convenient, and apply for the company’s Happy Hours volunteer grants. The eligible non-profit will receive $15 USD for each hour walked. 

  • Fundraising for RMHC – Robert Half employees can make a donation on our Robert Half Ronald McDonald House fundraising portal and invite customers, colleagues and other contacts to join them. Employee donations are also eligible for the company’s Matching Gifts program. 

  • Community Day – December 12 has been designated as Robert Half Canada Community Day. On this day, our employees across Canada will participate as a group to fundraise and give back to a local charity that is important to them in the communities where they live and work. 

“It’s inspiring to see the many ways our employees are involved in supporting their communities during the holidays,” said Lynne Smith, Robert Half senior vice president of human resources and compensation. 

Robert Half fosters a culture that supports the communities where our employees live, work, and learn. We ranked as one of the World’s Best Employers for the second year in a row and earned our place alongside very few organizations selected as a “Most Admired Company” for 25 consecutive years. Learn more about jobs at Robert Half.


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