Making a Difference
At McCarthy’s, community service is part of who we are as a company. Our founder, Bob McCarthy, was especially committed to ensuring that all families and children in the communities we serve have equal access to learning opportunities. Martin McCarthy, our company’s chairman continues to live this philosophy and today, is a strong advocate for the advancing the interests of families, with a specific focus on women and youth.
Some of the ways we support our communities, near and far, include:
McCarthy’s Uniform Assistance Program
We provide over $100,000 annually directly to families in need who are part of our family of schools. In 2018, our uniform assistance program extended to Syrian refugees. We were honoured to meet a diverse and exceptional group of new-to-Canada Syrian families, who were deeply moved on their first weekend in Canada, to receive complimentary uniforms for their children.
McCarthy’s Community Scholarship Program
We distribute over $70,000 annually through our graduation award program, to high school students who have demonstrated a commitment to their communities.
We are honoured to partner with Sistering, a Canadian organization that changes women’s lives by providing safe spaces, training, and support for women experiencing extreme poverty, trauma or homelessness. McCarthy’s provides Sistering with warm apparel for their shelter locations.
In addition to supporting local families, McCarthy’s is also proud to extend our support to communities around the world. Annually, our company develops a plan to focus on a specific region in need.
In 2018, we had the honour of supporting schools and orphanages in Nepal. In addition to providing financial and apparel donations to Nepalese orphanages, our head of technology personally visited a school in Nepal to donate computers for the classroom.