July 20, 2020

Cargill Matching Donations to RMHC Canada up to $172,000

Cargill Fore Img

Cargill has helped to raise more than $4.5 million for RMHC in support of families with sick children across Canada since 2006. 

Cargill has helped to raise more than $4.5 million for RMHC in support of families with sick children in communities across Canada since 2006 - making them one of RMHC Canada’s longest standing National Mission Partners.

Cargill employees provided over 2,000 volunteer hours in 2018 alone and served nearly 10,000 meals to families at RMHC Houses. At every turn, a Cargill employee is making a difference for RMHC programs across Canada, making Cargill part of the very heart of our organization.

Last year, Cargill’s 14th Annual FORE! The Houses Golf Tournament raised more than $302,000 for RMHC families, thanks to the entire organizing committee, volunteers, sponsors and attendees who made the day such a success.

Cargill 2019 tournament

This year, out of an abundance of caution, the decision was made to postpone the golf tournament until July 2021. Although, with Chapter fundraising events and volunteer programs being postponed across the country, families with sick children need support now, more than ever. It is for this reason that Cargill is generously matching donations up to $172,000!

“This is bigger than an event, this is about helping families across Canada,” said Sean Merpaw, Business Manager at Cargill and Chair of the Cargill FORE! The Houses Committee in response to the donation-matching program. “This was a very easy decision for Cargill to make and we are proud to honour our annual commitment to support RMHC.”

Sean remembers the first annual golf tournament and cooking chicken on the BBQ for participants, “I’ve been involved from the very first tournament and it’s inspiring to see how the event and the contributions have grown over the past 15 years.”

“This year, I am excited to show families that while we can’t be together in person, Cargill, its partners and our employees can still come together to show our support for families during their time of need.”

With Cargill’s donation matching, together we can raise $344,000 to support RMHC families. A heartfelt thank you to Cargill - truly part of the RMHC Family - we are grateful for their ongoing support!