Brandt gives $500,000 to charities for holidays

The Brandt logo in black with red stripes and white letters.

The Brandt Group of Companies gave $500,000 to community charities as part of its Brandt Family Christmas, an annual online holiday celebration for Brandt employees. 

"We are very grateful to our custoemrs, employees and the communities where they live and work," says Brandt Senior Vice President of Marketing Matt Semple. "Our Thanks A Billion Holiday Fund is our way of saying 'thank you.' And there's no time like the holiday season to do that." 

Brandt employees voted for their favorite charities. Organizations across Canada, the U.S., Australia and New Zealand based on percentage of votes cast. 

"We are so grateful to be included as one of the charities of choice for this year's Brandt Family Christmas," says Phyllis O'Connor, executive director of the Canadian Mental Health Association (Saskatchewan Division). "Brandt's donation will ensure quality programming to support those living with mental illness and those who wish to maintain their mental wellness." 

Since 2020, the Thanks A Billion Holiday Fund has donated more than $1.6 million to charities in the communities where Brandt's employees and customers live and work. This year's recipients are: 

  • The Canadian Cancer Society, $97,500. 
  • The Canadian Mental Health Association, $78,000. 
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities (Canada), $55,500. 
  • Make a Wish Canada, $26,000. 
  • Salvation Army of Canada, $18,000. 
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, $43,000. 
  • Wounded Warrior Project, $18,000. 
  • Illinois CancerCare Foundation, $14,000. 
  • Rural Aid, $44,000. 
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities (Australia), $25,000. 
  • The Smith Family, $6,000. 
  • Cancer Society New Zealand, $41,500. 
  • New Zealand Rural Support Charitable Trust, $23,500. 
  • Heart Foundation New Zealand, $10,000. 

"It's exciting to see our employees get involved in how the Holiday Fund is distributed," Semple says. "The charities they've chosen to support this year are having a huge positive impact on the lives of people locally and internationally." 

Brandt is headquartered in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. It has more than 6,200 employees at more than 180 locations in Canada, the U.S., Australia and New Zealand. 

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