Coworkers give back to the community through fundraising efforts
ETOBICOKE, ON, Jan. 29, 2013 /CNW/ - Through the efforts of its
coworkers' annual fundraiser, CDW Canada, a leading provider of technology solutions for Canadian organizations in
the public and private sectors, today announced it has donated more
than $23,000 to Children's Miracle Network in support of The Hospital
for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto. CDW Canada coworkers also
donated new toys as part of an annual holiday toy drive. These toys,
and more than 300 CDW teddy bears, were given to children in the
hospital's emergency room on Christmas day.
In an award presentation last week, CDW Canada presented SickKids with a
cheque for its monetary donation, which will help support the highest
priority needs at the hospital. In addition, toys that were collected
from CDW Canada's annual toy drive were delivered to the hospital
before the holidays for SickKids' patients to enjoy.
As part of an annual holiday tradition, CDW gives teddy bears to its
coworkers with young children as a special keepsake and gift at the end
of each year. CDW Canada coworkers decided to help spread the holiday
cheer by this year donating 300 of those bears to SickKids' patients.
"SickKids has always been a charity close to our hearts, and this year
we wanted to do something special to brighten the lives of children who
were away from loved ones and needed to be in hospital over the
holidays," said Mary Ann Yule, Vice President and General Manager, CDW
Canada. "We're so proud of our coworkers for their involvement and
commitment to making this year's fundraiser one of our most successful
"CDW Canada's commitment to supporting the critical and life-saving work
this hospital undertakes every day is nothing less than tremendous,"
said Adrian Horwood, Vice President, Corporate Partnerships, SickKids
Foundation. "Improving the health and well-being of children is one of
the most powerful ways to improve society."
About CDW Canada
CDW Canada Inc. (http://www.cdw.ca/) is a leading provider of technology solutions for organizations in the
public and private sectors. As a trusted advisor for small and medium
sized enterprises (SMEs), CDW Canada provides a single destination for
organizations to research, inquire or purchase virtually any technology
solution that they require. Customers benefit from one-on-one
relationships with knowledgeable account managers who are backed by a
team of highly certified IT specialists. Through successful
partnerships with more than 350 leading technology manufacturers, CDW
Canada draws from a comprehensive selection of 160,000 technology
products to help customers find the best technology to meet their
unique business needs. Headquartered in Etobicoke, Ontario, CDW Canada
is a wholly owned subsidiary of Vernon Hills, Illinois-based CDW
Corporation, ranked No. 270 on the FORTUNE 500. In 2011, CDW Canada
ranked #25 on Best Workplaces in Canada.
Image with caption: "CDW Canada coworkers (from left to right: Christine Wallace, Carla Cirillo, Daniel Reio, Julie Clivio and Jackie Macera) present a cheque to Jennifer Frew to benefit Children's Miracle Network in support of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). (Courtesy of CDW Canada) (CNW Group/CDW Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130129_C9110_PHOTO_EN_23075.jpg
SOURCE: CDW Canada Inc.
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