CALGARY, Oct. 24 /CNW/ - Shell Canada, Shell employees and Shell retirees
announced today a donation of $5.4 million to United Way of Calgary and Area,
the largest contribution to United Way from a company headquartered in Western
Canada. Each year, Shell matches its employees' and retirees' donations
dollar-for-dollar to United Way chapters across the country.
"The number of employees who volunteered with the United Way campaign and
Day of Caring(TM) events was an equally important component of the success of
this year's campaign," said Adrian Loader, Shell Canada President. "Shell
people truly showed what they can do when they work together to make a
difference in our community."
Shell's 2007 Calgary United Way campaign adopted the tagline "I do
because I care...Imagine what we can do together". This was a call to action
for Shell employees to combine their efforts and put their care and concern
for the community to work. As a result, almost 1,300 Shell people participated
in Day of Caring(TM) events in the last year and volunteered for activities to
raise awareness of United Way.
Through the company's Kids Helping Kids program, 22 children of Shell
employees hosted a lemonade stand to raise funds for United Way, and collected
items to donate to The Alex Community Health Centre and NeighbourLink Calgary.
"Shell never fails to amaze us with their generosity and desire to make a
positive impact on their community by giving back where it counts," said
United Way of Calgary and Area President Ruth Ramsden-Wood. "It is a win-win
when companies can build their own sense of team while engaging in community
and focusing on a goal greater than themselves. Shell exemplifies that by
giving of their time, energy and resources. Our gratitude is immeasurable."
For further information:
For further information: Catherine Freeman, Shell Canada Limited, (403)
691-2082, www.Shell.ca; Karen Taylor-Binnie, United Way of Calgary and Area,
(403) 836-0162, www.calgaryunitedway.org