As a busy single mom I understand that time is so precious. Whether it is meetings, deadlines, doctor’s appointments or soccer practice there doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day. When I heard about the BMODayOff campaign I was really excited to see what this meant. How would a big company like BMO give someone a day off? Would they call the boss of an overworked employee? Would they provide a babysitter for an overwhelmed mom? Would they take over someone’s job for the day?
Like so many hard working Canadians, Arash was working morning till night to operate his deli in Toronto. An injury, a caring Assistant Branch Manager and a willing company made a special day possible, but in the end they did so much more than that. BMO’s #HelpGiven campaign is more than just an opportunity for a big corporation to ‘give back’ it’s about employees coming together to help someone in a meaningful way. It’s about rolling up their sleeves and taking on a challenge and while they helped Arash get a much needed day off they also became stronger as a team and a community. I loved that the BMO employees were right in there making sandwiches, taking orders and operating all parts of this great small business so Arash could truly have a day off.
Check out the story of Arash and his BMODayOff:
After the first time I saw this I’ve watched it again and again. The look on Arash’s face and the happiness of the BMO employees and customers is truly special. I just love that BMO has chosen to tell people’s stories and give back in such a special way.
Tell me, who would you give a “day off” too and why?
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by BMO, as always all opinions are my own.