Friday, April 16th, 2010
11:30 a.m. in the Heart of Toronto's Financial District
at the South East Corner of King & Bay
<p><span class="xn-location">TORONTO</span>, <span class="xn-chron">April 14</span> /CNW/ - GetInvolved.ca's 'Power of the Hour' campaign will gather Canada's top volunteer community leaders, CEOs and top executives from the Country's most influential corporations to kick-off Canadian National Volunteer Week with a powerful photo-op and guerrilla volunteer recruitment campaign.</p>
<p>Since their January launch, Power of the Hour has exceeded their goal of 2,000,000 volunteer hours for 2010 and is proud to announce they currently stand at 2.2 million volunteer hours pledged.</p>
When: Friday, April 16th 2010 - 11:30 a.m.
What: A 'Powerful' photo-op featuring:
Amanda Belzowski (www.lemonade4heart.org/), A 12 year old
volunteer fundraising powerhouse and Power of the Hour Ambassador
to Canada's business community
UPS Canada - Mike Tierney, President of UPS & Chair of the
Corporate Council on Volunteering
Amanda, dressed in a business suit, will literally stand on her
soapbox and demand Bay Street businesses and executives get on
board with Power of the Hour, pledging volunteer hours in honour
of National Volunteer Week (April 18-24, 2010.) Mike Tierney,
President of UPS & Chair of the Corporate Council on Volunteering
will join Amanda and sign-up spectators to make a 'Power Pledge'
of volunteer hours in support of National Volunteer Week.
Who: Also on-site for the event:
Dorothy Engelman, Senior Partner, q media solutions
(www.qmediasolutions.com) and Founder, Get Involved
(www.getinvolved.ca) and Power of the Hour
Volunteer Toronto - Deborah Gardner, Executive Director
Investors Group (Sponsor of National Volunteer Week) - Sue Neal,
Regional Director, Toronto
and representatives from leading Power of the Hour not-for-profit
organizations including: Habitat for Humanity, the Canadian
Association of Riding for the Disabled (CARD) and Canadian Blood
Where: The South East Corner of King & Bay Streets
April 16, 2010 11:30 a.m.
For further information: For further information: Patrick McCaully, Pointman Public Relations, (416) 855-9427, firstname.lastname@example.org