Ctrl V’s Community Contribution Partners
Giving back to the community is important to Ctrl V. We see the value that our patrons bring to our success, and as a result, we want to ensure that we support initiatives that benefit the social welfare of our client base – which is everyone. Ctrl V has supported a number of initiatives in the past and continues to do so every year. We support a variety of initiatives that include charity, social justice, research, and more. Not only does Ctrl V foster and promote community involvement, but we also provide the opportunity for our customers to get involved with us in a variety of ways that includes fun events and simple, discrete contributions.
Extra Life – Children’s Miracle Network
Extra Life unites thousands of gamers around the world to play games in support of their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. On the first Saturday of every November, all Ctrl V locations participate in a 25-hour virtual reality gaming marathon.
In 2016, Ctrl V Waterloo raised over $7,000 for SickKids Toronto. In 2017, we had 5 of our open locations participating and as a company we raised over $12,600 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across Canada!
Find out more about the Ctrl V 25-Hour Virtual Reality Charity Marathon: https://www.ctrlv.ca/extra-life/
Find out more about Extra Life: https://www.extra-life.org/
Save Me Dog Rescue
Save Me Dog Rescue is a registered charity organization dedicated to rescuing homeless and abandoned dogs from high-kill shelters and owners who can no longer care for them. On August 23rd, 2017, Ctrl V hosted an event called “Give a Dog a New Reality” to raise money for the charity. Offering 15 minute VR demos with a minimum donation of $5 to Save Me Dog Rescue, we raised almost $1,100! The best part? The event was dog-friendly!
Find out more about Save Me Dog Rescue: http://savemedogrescue.ca/
KidsAbility – Autism Awareness
KidsAbility is a recognized leader in Waterloo Region and Guelph-Wellington for empowering children and youth with a wide range of complex special needs to realize their full potential, providing therapy and support services. Ctrl V Waterloo has partnered with Kidsability in the past to raise awareness for Autism, hosting a Sensory-Friendly event last April during Autism Awareness month.
Find out more about KidsAbility: https://www.kidsability.ca/
Food Banks Canada
Food Banks Canada is a national charitable organization dedicated to helping Canadians living with food insecurity. They support a network of Provincial Associations, Affiliate food banks, and food agencies that work at the community level to relieve hunger. We have hosted multiple Food Bank Drives across our locations, including The Food Bank of Waterloo Region, Guelph Food Bank, Calgary Food Bank, Lethbridge Food Bank Society and Red Deer Food Bank Society. When your local Ctrl V is hosting a Food Bank Drive, get $1 off your virtual reality session for every non-perishable food item you bring, for a maximum of $5 off.
Find out more about Food Banks Canada: http://www.thefoodbank.ca/en/