Today, CIBC team members together with clients, celebrities and partner charities united to raise money for children as part of this year’s CIBC Miracle Day, and unveiled a giant thank you card featuring messages from children who have been helped by this annual event over its 35 year history.
Every year on the first Wednesday in December, CIBC Capital Markets traders and CIBC Wood Gundy Investment Advisors donate their fees and commissions from the trading day to help thousands of kids in need around the world access vital support services and programs.
In celebration of the event’s 35th anniversary and year-round efforts to help kids rise above and achieve their ambitions, a giant ‘Thank You’ card with real messages from children to CIBC clients and team members was unveiled outside the bank’s headquarters, reflecting the size of gratitude and appreciation from kids who’ve been helped by the funds raised on Miracle Day. The card will be on site until December 18.
“Every year we receive heartfelt thank you messages from children who benefit from the charities we support. We are proud to share those messages with our clients, team members and charitable partners, to highlight the tremendous impact of Miracle Day over 35 years,” says Harry Culham, Senior Executive Vice-President & Group Head, Capital Markets, and Chair of the CIBC Children’s Foundation. “It only takes one person to make a difference, and even greater things happen when our team and our clients come together to rally around helping children achieve their goals, which is the spirit of Miracle Day.”
CIBC’s annual employee-driven event has raised $250 million globally since 1984, helping transform the lives of children and their families around the world.
CIBC Miracle Day funds have a global impact 365 days a year supporting non-profit organizations like Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.
“CIBC has been an incredible supporter of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital since 1994, generously donating to support programs such as our Spiral Garden Camp, Independence Programs, and Ontario’s first child-friendly research MRI suite,” says Sandra Hawken, President and CEO, Holland Bloorview Foundation. “Holland Bloorview kids look forward to Miracle Day every year and love to meet everyone and speak about the impact that CIBC has made for kids with disabilities.”
Photo: Olympic ice dance champion Tessa Virtue and Ed Dodig, Executive Vice President and Head, Private Wealth Management Canada and CIBC Wood Gundy, unveil giant thank-you card in Toronto to mark 35th anniversary of CIBC Miracle Day. (CNW Group/CIBC).