Credico employees rolled up their sleeves on Friday, December 2, to help prepare Welcome Hall Mission for its annual Noël Pour Tous holiday event. The event spreads holiday cheer by providing more than 2,000 children from around the city with a visit from Santa Claus. This year, Mayor Benoît Dorais of the Southwest borough got into the ho-ho-holiday spirit by dressing up in the famous red suit.
“It’s always a great feeling to help others and this was a great opportunity to lend a helping hand to support our community in Montreal,” said Stéphanie Bousquet, a Credico employee and volunteer. “I’m happy to work at a company that shares the same values in giving back to the community as I do.”
Credico Canada took part in preparing the space before the scheduled event. The Credico team spent the morning helping set up the event space with festive decorations and filled the children’s baskets with holiday-themed gifts.
Established in 1892, Welcome Hall Mission has become the largest direct-to-the-public food bank in Montreal. The organization gives hope through concrete actions and effective solutions to help improve the lives of the homeless, single mothers, families, children and youth. Welcome Hall Mission will serve 6,000 Montreal residents in need by providing holiday food baskets this season.
“It was good to see our Credico team supporting the families and residents of Montreal in such an impactful way,” said Antoine Nohra, founder and chief executive officer of Credico. “This city is where Credico’s direct sales business started over two decades ago and we couldn’t be more proud to show our support.”