Our role in the community

Blue Water Day

RBC Blue Water Day, a day when RBC employees across the globe come together in support of a single cause – the preservation and protection of the world’s most precious natural resource: fresh water. Water is fundamental to life on our planet. That’s why RBC launched the Blue Water Project in 2007 – a 10-year global commitment of $50 million to help protect fresh water. RBC has pledged money and support to more than 740 charitable organizations worldwide to protect watersheds and promote access to clean drinking water.  

    

As our contribution to this year’s Blue Water Day the Mequon Branch volunteered at the Hunger Task Force. Employees worked up a sweat sorting and packaging food. Overall, the group sorted 15,000 pounds of food that was shipped to a network of food pantries, soup kitchens, and homeless shelters.

Last year for Blue Water Day the Mequon Branch volunteered at the Mequon Nature Preserve. Volunteers caged saplings and pulled weeds thougout the entire preserve. It was hard work but the nature preserve members very much appreciated our efforts and donation.


Ronald McDonald House

The Larsen Group and other RBC Wealth Management Mequon employees were extremely busy serving breakfast to over 75 people at the Ronald McDonald House. The biggest hit of the day was Branch Director, John Larsen’s homemade french toast. All of the families were extremely thankful for the meal. Team RBC looks forward to cooking for them again!

    

 

Recently, several members of the Mequon Branch volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House of Eastern Wisconsin. They were busy cooking breakfast for over fifty people that are guests of the house. On the menu: French toast, sausage, eggs, bagels, fruit salad, yogurt, doughnuts (brought in all the way from Chicago), and a variety of juices and milk. The families seemed very appreciative of the meal before a long day at the hospital. The families that are in the hospital have a sick child that is receiving treatment at the nearby Froedtert Children’s Hospital. We enjoyed getting to meet everyone and learn more about their strong and inspirational children.


Shredding Event

After tax season, RBC Mequon Branch hosted a shredding event. All members of the community were invited to securely dispose any unwanted papers, personal documents, checks and other items into a shredding truck. Although, the weather wasn’t the best we had an excellent turnout! We enjoyed talking to community members and clients alike as they enjoyed doughnuts and coffee that were provided by RBC.