Canada Revenue Agency partnered with Habitat for Humanity for their Day of Caring Project.
Building more than a house
Volunteers from Canada Revenue worked alongside journeymen carpernters on the early stages of a house build in North Central Regina. Habitat homes help families avoid making impossible choices between rent and other basic necessities by providing them with a mortgage they can afford. An affordable mortgage allows the partner families to ensure their needs are met – including childcare, transportation, groceries, education, school supplies, medical and dental expenses, clothing, furniture, and more.
Deanna Elias-Henry, Executive Director YWCA and Ross Topp, Vice President Farm Credit Canada spoke at the 2012 launch of our Day of Caring Week
Day of Caring Week Underway
Over hundred people came to the official launch of Day of Caring Week at YWCA. Ross Topp, Vice President Farm Credit Canada spoke about the importance of Day of Caring for both FCC employees and for our community. FCC is one of United Way Regina’s most significant corporate partners. FCC will be providing over 100 volunteers for seven different projects this year including a project at the YWCA. And a special thank you to Deanna and her great team at the YWCA for hosting the launch event.
United Way CEO Joanne Grant with Shelley Smidt of IBM
IBM Donates $1,000 to United Way
Shelly Smidt, United Way Board Member and IBM employee applied to IBM for a Community Grant. The $1,000 grant was given to United Way Regina in recognition of Shelley’s continued and extensive volunteerism in our community.
Brandt Chairmain Gavin Semple, Daryl Marcia United Way Campaign Chair and Shaun Semple
Brandt Group of Companies Donates $100,000 to United Way!
As part of their Thanks a Billion campaign the Brandt Group of Companies donated $100,000 to United Way Regina.
Throughout 2012 Brandt will be featuring special “Thanks a Billion” announcements, gifts, offers and events. It’s their way of acknowledging everyone who had a part in Brandt reaching the historic milestone of $1 billion in annual revenue.
For more information about Brandt’s continued generous commitment to the communities that it operates in visit the Thanks a Billion website.
The Co-operators Exceeded Their Goal by $31,000
The Co-operators held a Volunteer Appreciation event at the Conexus Arts Centre for employees who have volunteered their time throughout the year. Part of the event was focused on their very successful 2011 United Way Campaign. Committee members flipped up numbers one-by-one, revealing the grand total of $251,000 raised for United Way Regina. That’s $31,000 over their goal of $220,000! This is evidence of a very successful campaign with increased participation, strong executive support and new donors at the Leaders level. By speaking with committee members it’s easy to see they also had a lot of fun along the way.
University of Regina Exceeds Campaign Goal
University of Regina President Dr. Vianne Timmons presented Daryl Marcia, United Way Circle of Care Campaign Chair with the University’s donation cheque of $107,074. The University exceeded its goal of $95,000.
To read more about their successful campaign visit their website
Ross, Daunine, Stacey and Christy
Farm Credit Canada Launches United Way Campaign 2011
Farm Credit Canada (FCC) launched their national United Way campaign last week in Regina. FCC set a national goal of $375,000 in support of the communities where their employees live and work. Farm Credit Canada is United Way of Regina’s largest corporate partner whose relationship and work with us extends year around.