At Alsip’s, corporate giving is just one way we support the community. By giving to organizations that help those in need, we continue our company practice of treating everyone like family. Alsip’s takes great pride in supporting foundations and causes that benefit others to help build and sustain better lives.
The Alsip’s business family fosters giving of both time and resources. We encourage our employees to give back to the community in their own way.
Alsip’s offers support in a variety of ways, including monetary donations to organizations, donations of our building products and services towards charitable causes and helping small organizations achieve fundraising goals.
We make it a priority to support organizations and events that relate to building products and services, reach out to the greater community to make a difference or work to build and sustain better lives for others. We have chosen to focus our giving efforts on two not-for-profit organizations that match our priorities: Cancercare Manitoba and Alzheimer Society of Manitoba
Alsip’s also considers smaller donations to community events such as socials and fundraisers; however, we are not able to grant every request for sponsorship. These requests are considered based on several criteria, including Alsip’s vision, mission and values.
Alsip’s works with the community in a number of unique ways. We help The Winnipeg Police Service K9 Unit to train their team by allowing them access to our location and facilities. For more information on the K9 Unit, visit their website.
From the K9 website:
“The role of the Winnipeg Police Service K-9 Unit is to provide support to operational units in the search for fleeing suspects and in other capacities where K9s can provide unique assistance to police members.
The unit is part of the service’s Special Operations Unit and has grown to ten K-9 teams offering 24-hour coverage seven days a week to the city of Winnipeg.
The K-9 Unit also has a Narcotic Detector Dog, three Explosive Detector Dogs, and several cross-trained narcotic and tactical dogs. Each K-9 team is trained for a particular objective with extensive training prior to any deployment operation. The K-9 teams patrol the city and are called upon to track suspects, search buildings, locate evidence, and find missing persons. However, the majority of our time and training is devoted to the tracking profile.
The WPS K-9 Unit generally uses both Belgian Malinois and German Shepherds as general-purpose dogs. The Malinois in particular is known as a very versatile dog, with high prey drive, and hard work ethic. In fact the United States Secret Service uses this breed exclusively. Labrador retrievers are also used as detector dogs because of their high hunt and play drives.
The unit also has a Quarry Program comprised of 54 members that assist the handlers on the street, in training, as well as raising pups and taking care of the breeding females. We are one of the few municipal police departments in Canada that operates its own in-house breeding program.”
In 2015 Alsip’s has partnered with the Riverview Community Centre, Riverview 2015 Outdoor Winter Classic Hockey Tournament.
Highlights of the tournament which ran from January 21-25 included:
- Team awards for top placing teams
- Loot bags for all participating players
- Free hot chocolate for players after every game
- Hot food available Friday-Sunday
- Silent Auction/Loonie Stick/50-50 Draws
To view the results of the tournament click here!