Nexen volunteers L to R: Lillian Jamorol, Tanya Bilotta, Anna Chen, Nicole Gomez, Nicole Gourmet, Andrew Duran.
December 1, 2014
On Tuesday, November 18 at The Big Stir event, Calgary’s Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers, with the help of over 300 Calgarians including 24 Nexen employee volunteers made over 1,200 servings of soup to lend support to women and children in crisis. Nexen was also the Presenting Sponsor for this event.
The Big Stir is a hands-on soup-making event to help raise awareness in support of Calgary’s Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers, and Family Violence Prevention Month.
“We all have family, friends or colleagues that have been directly or indirectly impacted by family violence,” says Tanya Bilotta, Coordinator, Community Investment. “The enthusiasm and desire of our employees to support this cause is just one of the reasons we partner with the Soup Sisters organization.”
Nexen has been a proud supporter of Soup Sisters since 2011 and is currently in its second year of a three year partnership that that will provide the organization with $50,000 per year. These funds will help further the Soup Sister’s mission to raise awareness about domestic abuse and family violence prevention while creating a unique experience that inspires community volunteerism and support.
About Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers
Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers was founded in 2009 by Calgarian Sharon Hapton who had a simple belief in the power of soup as a nurturing and nourishing gesture that could make a tangible difference. Hapton believed that two of society’s most prevalent issues, domestic abuse and youth homelessness would benefit from the care and warmth that comes in a bowl of soup. A powerful message that says ‘we care’ is now being delivered to over 25 residential shelters across the country through home-made soup.
Hundreds of community people are coming together across the country to produce over 8,000 servings of fresh and delicious soups for women, children and youth each month. Since March of 2009, over 100,000 containers of soup have been delivered to shelters across Canada, and there is a growing network of over 7,500 Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers participants across the country.