Last month, Canto took to the pavement to raise money for Oasis for Girls, a San Francisco non-profit that helps girls from under-resourced communities develop skills to create strong futures.

To raise money for Oasis for Girls’ after-school programs, the Canto team decided to host a 5k running event called Run for the Queens.

“We wanted to do a fun activity for the company and thought a 5k would be a great and COVID-friendly idea!” says Alisha Chakravarty, a senior account manager at Canto who helped organize the event.

Canto team smiles for group photo with two doors before running a 5k.

On Sunday, April 25th, groups of runners across five states participated in the event. Even a few furry friends also joined the fun!

Collage of selfies from the Canto team

Through generous donations from our Canto runners and team members, we were able to raise over $4,000 for Oasis for Girls. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Canto team runs a 5k along a highway with two dogs.

Canto Cares is an employee resource group committed to volunteering their time and creating a stronger team culture. The group regularly holds conversations around social justice and is finding ways to give back to the community. They’ve held several fundraisers and volunteering events with local San Francisco organizations, including Raphael House, Saint Anthony’s and City of Dreams.

We’re excited to keep giving back to the community through Canto Cares! Interested in joining the Canto team? Learn more about us and how you can make an impact.

About Oasis for Girls
Oasis for Girls is an after-school program for young girls of color ages 14-18 from underserved communities in San Francisco. Through its core programs – RISE, CREATE, and ENVISION – the nonprofit serves around 150 girls each year. These programs help students gain knowledge, build skills, explore passions and promote self-advocacy. Oasis for Girls believes that girls with the right resources and skills can build stronger futures.

Emily Byrne

Emily Byrne | Canto

Emily is Canto’s Social Media Manager. She spends her time finding new ways to connect with the Canto community and sharing stories of digital asset management in action.