The SEET (Social Events and Engagement Team) consists of volunteers from our wm+a associate group, office staff and AlphaBee team. The SEET Committee’s mission is to organize events and to gather as a wider team, both to celebrate and to build on our teamwork, and to engage and host community events. SEET was established in 2017.
2019 SEET Initiatives
We are proud to announce that that the Back to School Backpack and the Breakfast with Santa Initiatives will be a yearly event and we look forward to donating many more backpacks, gifts and turkey vouchers in 2019!!
If you would like to be part of these initiatives, you can make a contribution either by an etransfer to email@example.com and add the note “2019 Initiative Donation” or drop by our office at 100 The East Mall, Etobicoke Unit 1 and speak to our receptionist about how you can contribute.
Breakfast with Santa Initiative 2019
Breakfast with Santa is an initiative coordinated by our committed wm+a and AlphaBee SEET volunteers (Social Events & Engagement Team)! Throughout the year they have been busy organizing events and have raised funds to create these wonderful opportunities such as Breakfast with Santa, to create special moments for our community families. We invite families supported by wm+a, AlphaBee and our community partners to join us for a pancake breakfast with Santa. Santa provides gifts to the children and youth that are registered for the event and a turkey voucher for the family. Complete the registration if you have children with special needs and feel like Santa’s support can make a difference for your family this holiday season!
Based on last year’s huge response and in order to support as many families as we can, we will limit two toys per family. Please ensure you receive a confirmation.
This year we are happy to be hosting two events at our AlphaBee learning centres:
Etobicoke (100 The East Mall): Saturday, December 7th 10 am – 1 pm
Hamilton (440 Main St E): Sunday, December 8th 10 am – 1 pm
Comedy Night in Support of Breakfast with Santa
Absolute Comedy along with AlphaBee and wm+a SEET volunteers hosted a night of laughter to raise funds for the Breakfast with Santa Initiative.
All ticket proceeds along the silent auction and 50/50 draw are going towards purchasing gifts for children with special needs and providing a turkey voucher for the families.
This event raised $3,680! Shout out to our friends that donated to the silent auction: Total Sport Solutions, GTA Mobile Massage, Sephora, Staples – Etobicoke, E-Zone, OrangeTheory – Fairview Burlington, and Caryl Baker – Sherway Gardens!
Back to School Backpack Initiative 2019
Our 2019 goal was to raise enough funds to provide 120 children in the community each with a backpack filled with school supplies. We are excited to announce that we were able to gift 224 backpacks.
SEET Committee raised $2,941 with their fundraising initiatives (Valentine’s Candy Grams, Easter treats, 50/50 draws, etc) and associates and employee donations. Our CEO Dunya matched the funds for a total of $5882.
Breakfast with Santa 2018
The goal was to raise funds with all proceeds going towards purchasing gifts for children and a turkey for families who struggle through the holiday season.
We successfully raised a total of $4000 for our Breakfast with Santa Initiative. We raised $2,236 from donations and the proceeds from comedy night, gift basket raffles and date night. Our CEO donated $1,764.
With the money raised we were able to purchase 114 gifts for children and donate turkey gift cards to 54 families.
Back to School Backpack Initiative 2018
The goal was to provide 50 in-need children and youth in the community each with a backpack filled with much needed back to school supplies. Each backpack contained a variety of items including: pens, pencils, crayons, markers, pencil crayons, glue sticks, a ruler, a binder filled with paper, a notebook, a squeeze ball, and a wm+a/AlphaBee t-shirt.
We successfully raised $730 towards the initiative. Our CEO Dunya Marijan-Winterson matched the donations, bringing us to a total of $1460.
In conjunction with the Etobicoke Salvation Army located in the Rexdale area, we distributed 50 backpacks to children that otherwise would not have been prepared to return to school.
In 2017 the SEET Committee raised $2000 in the Autism Speaks Walk – Burlington as well as participated in the CTV Mountain Toy Drive donating over 85 unwrapped gifts.
wm+a and AlphaBee were proud to take part of the 2017 CTV Toy Mountain Drive for the Salvation Army. We were grateful to have had the opportunity to present our donated toys and be recognized for our contribution live on CTV. Please click here (Toy Mountain Donation wm+a & AlphaBee) to watch our news clip.