Brampton - Since 1999, City of Brampton staff, under the leadership of the City Manager and supported by the Mayor, Members of Council and the Senior Management Team, has participated in the United Way Employee Campaign, helping support more than 50 agencies operating in Peel Region. To date, City staff has raised more than a million dollars in support of the United Way of Peel Region.
This year promises to be another great year of fundraising. The 2012 United Way Employee Campaign officially kicked off on September 6 with a BBQ in Gage Park. While the official campaign lasts from September until December, City staff has already been busy coordinating a number of fundraising initiatives throughout the year, including the Curling Funspiel, Brampton’s Biggest Loser weight loss challenge, book sales, volleyball tournament, golf tournament, and weekend getaways. The campaign is off to a fantastic start with more than $40,000 raised to date!
This year’s campaign slogan is “Community spirit at work,” and supports the City’s vision of being a municipality that offers a high quality of life for its residents. “By exhibiting our community spirit at work, our continued support of United Way is making a difference in the lives of residents in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga,” says Peter Fay, City of Brampton 2012 United Way Employee Campaign Chair.
In the coming months, the campaign will feature events such as sports tournaments, bingo, pledge weeks, and the popular online auction, as well as some new, exciting events such as a charity fashion show featuring City staff and Halloween pumpkin decorating and costume contest.
“Last year, led by an innovative and dedicated team of staff volunteers, the City raised a record total of $156,831 – our highest fundraiser to date!” says Fay. “We would not have achieved our goal and been this successful without the ongoing contribution and dedication of our staff and corporate sponsors.”
In 2011, donations to United Way of Peel Region:
• Provided 23,383 individuals, including children, with basic necessities like food security and shelter.
• Enabled 63,454 children and youth to participate in recreational and educational programs.
• Helped 22,550 people with mental health issues achieve improved emotional and social well-being.
For more information on the United Way of Peel Region and how you can help, visit http://www.unitedwaypeel.org/
. To make a donation to the City of Brampton’s 2012 United Way Employee Campaign, contact Meagan Guerra at email@example.com or 905.874.2797.