GUELPH, ON, Jan. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - The Co-operators announced today that
it has raised $208,767 for United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin.
Guelph-based staff members donated $161,167 during a national campaign
though pledges and creative fundraising events, while The Co-operators
Foundation contributed $50 on behalf of each full time employee,
In addition to generous pledges made by staff, the Guelph United Way
campaign featured educational events and innovative fundraisers.
Particularly successful was a staff-organized silent auction featuring
items donated by local businesses, through which more than $3,000 was
"Making a considerable contribution in the communities where we live and
work is at the core of who we are as a Canadian co-operative," said
Kathy Bardswick, President and CEO of The Co-operators. "Our commitment
to supporting the United Way, and the vital services it funds, shines
through with every creative staff-led campaign and volunteer effort we
Nationally, The Co-operators group of companies raised $737,549 for the
United Way. A series of local staff-led campaigns were conducted in
offices throughout the country, with both individual donations and
corporate contributions directed to local United Way chapters.
The United Way is the largest non-government funder of social services
and the voluntary sector in Canada. With funding from local donors like
The Co-operators, United Way chapters in Canada are able to support
their member agencies that provide vital health and social services to
Canadian communities. Based on local needs and challenges, the United
Way provides much-needed funding to its member agencies, helping to
improve the quality of life for all Canadians.
About The Co-operators:
The Co-operators Group Limited is a Canadian-owned co-operative with
more than $36 billion in assets under administration. Through its group
of companies it offers home, auto, life, group, travel, commercial and
farm insurance, as well as investment products. The Co-operators is
well known for its community involvement and its commitment to
sustainability. The Co-operators is listed among the 50 Best Employers
in Canada and Corporate Knights' Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada.
For more information visit www.cooperators.ca.
SOURCE: The Co-operators
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