The Co-operators raises $208,767 for United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin
GUELPH, ON, Jan. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - The Co-operators announced today that it has
raised $208,767 for United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin. Guelph-based staff
members donated $161,167 during a national campaign though pledges and
creative fundraising events, while The Co-operators Foundation contributed $50
on behalf of each full time employee, totalling $47,600.
In addition to generous pledges made by staff, the Guelph United Way campaign
featured educational events and innovative fundraisers. Particularly
successful was a staff-organized silent auction featuring items donated by
local businesses, through which more than $3,000 was raised.
"Making a considerable contribution in the communities where we live and work
is at the core of who we are as a Canadian co-operative," said Kathy
Bardswick, President and CEO of The Co-operators. "Our commitment to
supporting the United Way, and the vital services it funds, shines through
with every creative staff-led campaign and volunteer effort we engage in."
Nationally, The Co-operators group of companies raised $737,549 for the United
Way. A series of local staff-led campaigns were conducted in offices
throughout the country, with both individual donations and corporate
contributions directed to local United Way chapters.
The United Way is the largest non-government funder of social services and the
voluntary sector in Canada. With funding from local donors like The
Co-operators, United Way chapters in Canada are able to support their member
agencies that provide vital health and social services to Canadian
communities. Based on local needs and challenges, the United Way provides
much-needed funding to its member agencies, helping to improve the quality of
life for all Canadians.
About The Co-operators:
The Co-operators Group Limited is a Canadian-owned co-operative with more than
$36 billion in assets under administration. Through its group of companies it
offers home, auto, life, group, travel, commercial and farm insurance, as well
as investment products. The Co-operators is well known for its community
involvement and its commitment to sustainability. The Co-operators is listed
among the 50 Best Employers in Canada and Corporate Knights' Best 50 Corporate
Citizens in Canada. For more information visit www.cooperators.ca.
Leonard Sharman The Co-operators 519-767-3937
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