Trades NL Supports Local Charities with $2500 Donation

For Immediate Release

December 21, 2021 – As a commitment from their 2021 Trades NL Conference, Trades NL has donated $100 dollars from each invited speaker to their charity of choice in lieu of a traditional gift for a total of $2,500.

“For our conference this year we wanted to do something a little outside of the box,” says Trades NL’s President, Tom Woodford. “What’s really great to see is that there were a variety of local charitable organizations chosen – and considering many are feeling the pinch from the pandemic, especially this time of year, it was important for us to find a way to make a small difference for some organizations at our 2021 Conference. As invited guest speakers were able to give back to a cause that they’re individually passionate about for a small portion of their time, I know it really gave them a sense of joy – and as community giving is an important initiative of Trades NL, I’m sure this is something we will consider continuing in the future.”

The charities chosen by invited guest speakers ranged in community causes including: First Light Newfoundland and Labrador, Bridges to Hope, Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation, St. John’s Women’s Centre, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Newfoundland and Labrador, Team Broken Earth, Wabana Boys and Girls Club of Bell Island, Choices for Youth, Canadian Mental Health Association, Health Care Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society.

Trades NL is an umbrella labour organization which promotes and coordinates the interests of 16 building and construction trades unions, representing more than 18,000 skilled trades workers in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. For 70 years, our craft continues to construct, fabricate and maintain some of the world’s most complex facilities.

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