For Immediate Release: Friday, Dec. 18, 2009
BURLINGTON, ON – City of Burlington employees through team work, perseverance and determination have not only met but surpassed their United Way goal. Employee contributions exceeded the $65,000 goal by more than $9,500 putting the grand total to $74,500. Funds were raised through numerous events including the United Way Kick-off barbeque, golf tournament, payroll deduction program and various other special events where all funds collected were generously donated to the United Way of Burlington and Greater Hamilton.
“Our employees recognize how powerful the partnership is between our city and the United Way,” said Mayor Cam Jackson. “We are proud of our employees’ annual commitment to make this a better city for all of its citizens. This year’s City of Burlington campaign is a tribute to the commitment and generosity of our staff. Their donations will touch the hearts of many in need in our community.”
The money raised will support the United Way's work, which includes funding programs and agencies that help young children and families thrive, reduce violence and build strong communities and volunteer organizations.
For over 80 years, the United Way of Burlington and Greater Hamilton has helped build a community that reaches out to and effectively supports people in need funding close to 150 programs, services and initiatives throughout our community.
Tel. 905-335-7600, ext. 7879
Co-Chair, City of Burlington Staff United Way Campaign
Tel. 905-335-7600, ext. 7378