United Way’s Community campaign is well
underway and the community is rallying around our goal to change the lives of 61,500 people
in our community. We dropped by a few of the fundraising events happening in our city.
Staff at Innovapost closed their fall campaign with an appreciation day. Their campaign embraced
United Way’s theme of everyday heroes and set a goal to change the lives of 447 people
in Ottawa. Over the past ten years Innovapost has contributed over 2 million dollars to
United Way Ottawa. So today is the end of our campaign and we’re
throwing an appreciation day for our employees. We want to give back and we want to make that
a founding part of our company. So that’s how we do it. We got in with United Way and
we want to raise money to help less fortunate people and contribute and people have embraced
that and they’re always willing and giving. Staff at the Surgenor Truck Centre were also
busy supporting United Way with their annual Pulled Pork fundraising event. Surgenor has
raised over $800,000 for United Way through its campaign over previous years.
Students and staff at Emily Carr Middle held their annual Walkathon. Now in its 18th year,
the walk is aiming to raise 5000 dollars for United Way and the Dave Smith Youth Treatment
Centre. The Walk-a-thon is my favourite part of the
year also because it’s new people every year and it’s walking around with our friends
and doing activities as a school which bring us together as a community.
Great events like these are helping make our 2014 community campaign a success. Donate
today and help change lives in our community. For United Way Ottawa, I’m Andrée Dion