Giving Back

If we all give back just a little bit,
the world is a better place.

Maillot Homes and those who work here are passionately involved in various charities and regularly donate time, energy and funds to help support these worthy causes.

Take a moment to review what some of these amazing organizations are striving to accomplish.  

Toupee for a Day

Wellspring Calgary is a warm and welcoming community that provides a comprehensive range of support, resources and programs for anyone living with cancer nd the people who care about them, so they can improve the quality of their lives.

Toupee for a Day is an all-inclusive one-day non-event designed to bring awareness and support to all those living with cancer.  Everyone can participate.

Visit the Toupee for a Day website

Volunteer Calgary

Volunteer CalgarySince 1998 Maillot Homes has supported employee volunteerism through our work with Volunteer Calgary’s Paint the Town projects.  The Paint the Town projects support seniors who cannot afford, or are physically unable to maintain their residences.  Maillot Homes along with many of our loyal trades, rally together every year to contribute time, expertise and funds to this very worthy cause.   

Volunteer Calgary has been strengthening organizations and helping people get involved in their community for over half a century. As a volunteer centre, we have provided a critical link between our non-profit member organizations and Calgarian’s who wish to donate their time to enrich our community. Volunteer Calgary has also spent 5 decades working with and providing training for the managers of volunteers, helping to develop and strengthen the volunteer programs that allow organizations to effectively utilize the skills and strengths of dedicated volunteers. 

View Paint the Town (pdf)

Visit Volunteer Calgary website

Operation Eyesight

Operation EyesightOver the years we have raised thousands of dollars to aid in the treatment of blindness and low vision in developing countries all over the world.  Maillot’s owner and president, Rob Ohlson and the Ohlson family have also very generously contributed to the building of LV Prasad Eye Institute in Visakhapatnam, India.

285 million people in the world suffer from blindness and low vision, while 80% of the cases can be avoided!

In developing countries, being visually impaired is not a disability, it's a death sentence – especially for the very young and old. 

Blindness and poverty is a terrible combination. 

For almost 50 years Operation Eyesight has been a leader in providing sight saving treatment and blindness prevention to millions of people. 

Operation Eyesight doesn’t just talk about eliminating avoidable blindness. They are doing it. 

View India News Article (pdf)

View GMRV 5 Year Anniversary Brochure (pdf)

View Sheer Enthusiasm, an interview with Rob Ohlson

Visit Operation Eyesight website

Ohlson Research Initiative

Ohlson Research InitiativeFounded through the generosity of Maillots owner and president, Rob Ohlson and the Ohlson Family, the Ohlson Research Initiative is a clinical research program that creates new knowledge specifically focused on patients with head and neck cancer. Working in partnership with The Faculty of Medicine - University of Calgary, the Southern Alberta Cancer Research Institute (SACRI) and Alberta Health Services, the Ohlson team is dedicated to enhancing our understanding of head and neck cancer biology. This knowledge will enable the development of tailored therapies for patients with head and neck cancer. Our focus is on people: the people who have the disease (our patients), the people who treat the disease and the people who create the knowledge needed to find and implement new and innovative approaches to the very complex problems found in the cancer world.

View Reach Out Article (pdf)

Visit Ohlson Research website

The Calgary Foundation

Calgary Foundation LogoThe Calgary Foundation, established in 1955, facilitates collaborative philanthropy by making powerful connections between donors and community organizations for the long term benefit of Calgary and surrounding area.  The Calgary Foundation develops networks that transcend special interests, providing knowledgeable and effective grants in the areas of Arts & Heritage, Human Services, Education, Environment, Health and Neighbourhoods. 

View The Calgary Foundation Brochure (pdf)

Visit The Calgary Foundation website

The Rainbow Society

Rainbow SocietyThe Rainbow Society of Alberta is a non-profit, registered charity dedicated to fulfilling wishes of Alberta children with chronic or life threatening illnesses.

Every year Maillot Homes, in the true spirit of the season, uses our company Christmas Party for trades, suppliers and staff to raise funds for one special child’s wish.  Most recently, on behalf of The Rainbow Society, we raised over $3500 to sponsor Wish #934, an eight year old girl that wished for an adapted stroller.

Then, the our wonderful trades people decided that because it was such a great cause, raised over $3000 and sponsored Wish # 939 for a 17 year old girl with Tourettes that wanted a spa day, limo ride and night out at GLEE.  

Visit Rainbow Society website