Innovapost raises one million dollars for charity



    
       Innovapost will celebrate this milestone during its annual Fall
    Festival campaign for the United Way, October 20th - 31st, in Ottawa,
                           Mississauga and Toronto
    

    OTTAWA, Oct. 20 /CNW Telbec/ - Innovapost, a leading provider of IT
solutions and services, announced today that it has raised one million dollars
for charity since the company was founded in May of 2002. The Company achieved
the milestone through employee donations, special events and corporate
contribution to community and charitable organizations including: Make-A-Wish
Foundation of Eastern Ontario, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and
Habitat for Humanity Canada.
    "Innovapost believes that supporting charitable organizations allows us
to give back to the communities we work and live in," said Brendan Timmins,
chief executive officer of Innovapost. "We are extremely pleased to have
raised a million dollars for our community and charity partners in only six
years, and look forward to continuing this tradition at our Fall Festival
campaign this year."
    One of the charity partners that Innovapost supports is the Make-A-Wish
Foundation of Eastern Ontario. The mission of Make-A-Wish, granting wishes to
create hope and happiness for children with life-threatening illnesses, is
especially close to Innovapost's primary charitable cause-supporting families
and children in need.
    "Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario is delighted with the continuing support
from Innovapost," said Mike Wlotzki, executive director, Make-A-Wish
Foundation of Eastern Ontario. "Our family at Innovapost continues to help us
with our mission. It is because of people like those at Innovapost that we can
make a difference in a child's life."
    Innovapost is also a committed supporter of various local charities
throughout Ottawa, Mississauga and Toronto where their 800 employees live and
work. The Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto and The Ottawa Hospital are
both benefactors of Innovapost's annual Fall Festival campaign for the United
Way.
    "The support that Innovapost has provided our organization is truly
making a difference in peoples' lives as well as to the doctors and nurses who
care for them," said Susan Doyle, president and chief executive officer of The
Ottawa Hospital Foundation. "Their generous campaigns have helped us build a
better hospital, given us new tools and helped to modernize our facilities."
    A cornerstone to Innovapost charity fundraising efforts has been its
Community and Charitable Events Committee (CCE). "The CCE was formed to create
a bottom-up, employee-led team to bring Innovapost into the community, and to
provide focus and support to those initiatives proposed by our employees,"
said Jennifer Tomlinson, director of Growth and Strategy at Innovapost, and
2008 CCE director sponsor. "The CCE and Innovapost's management team have
provided a culture and framework for corporate responsibility and charitable
fundraising, but it is our dedicated employees who make it happen."

    Key achievements include:
    
    - Innovapost's annual Fall Festival campaign for the United Way has
      raised over $800,000 for charities in Ottawa, Mississauga and Toronto
      (with an average annual contribution increase of 26 per cent)

    - Innovapost employees in Toronto and Ottawa have helped to build five
      houses for deserving families with Habitat for Humanity Canada

    - Innovapost was able to purchase essential tools used daily by the staff
      of The Ottawa Hospital including a trauma stretcher, fluid warmer,
      warming/cooling blanket, infusion pump and IV pole with pump attachment

    - Innovapost is an active participant in charity events throughout the
      year. Past and current events include: the Heart & Stroke Foundation of
      Ontario's 'Adventure Challenge' and 'Big Bike'; the Juvenile Diabetes
      Research Foundation's 'Walk to Cure Diabetes'; Multiple Sclerosis
      Society of Canada's 'Bike Tour'; CHEO 'Trees of Hope'; Ontario March of
      Dimes 'Rock for Dimes'; and the Ottawa Dragon Boat Race Festival in
      support of various charities.
    

    About Innovapost Fall Festival

    Fall Festival is Innovapost's annual fundraising drive to support the
United Way. This year's events are scheduled from October 20th - 31st and will
be held at Innovapost campuses throughout Ottawa, Mississauga and Toronto. In
2007, Innovapost raised $264,000 to support the United Way.

    About Innovapost

    Innovapost is a leading provider of IT solutions and services, with a
specialization in SAP, e-business and mobility solution development. Our
services include business and technical consulting, application development,
application management, infrastructure service management and change & human
performance consulting. Innovapost was founded in 2002 and has offices located
in Ottawa, Mississauga and Toronto. For more information, visit our website at
www.innovapost.com.




For further information:

For further information: Media inquiries: Graeme Innes, Innovapost,
Media Relations, (613) 270-6318, graeme.innes@innovapost.com; Community
Relations inquiries: Innovapost Charitable Events Committee (CCE),
cce.committee@innovapost.com

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