REGINA, Dec. 21 /CNW/ - The Co-operators today announced that it has
raised more than ever during its annual United Way campaign in Regina
this year, with a total of $214,900 being donated to the local chapter.
Through various fundraising events, staff members personally donated
$110,300 and the company provided an additional $104,600 in corporate
funds to surpass this year's goal by nearly $3,000.
Among the highlights of this year's local United Way campaign at the
head office of Co-operators Life Insurance Company were a staff cup
cake sale and a fundraising raffle that raised more than $5,000.
"The generosity of our staff members and their commitment to making
their hometown of Regina a better place to live for everyone never
ceases to amaze me," said Kevin Daniel, Chief Operating Officer of
Co-operators Life. "The breadth of services provided by the agencies
funded through the United Way ensures the funds we raise make a
widespread and lasting impact in our community."
Through its network of 125 local chapters, the United Way helps to build
caring communities, providing direct financial support to some 7,000
agencies across the country. These organizations provide a variety of
health and social services, from prevention to counselling to crisis
intervention. The United Way of Regina is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.
Co-operators staff members across the country raised a total of $391,492
with corporate contributions, including a $50 donation on behalf of
each staff member, topping $329,524. In total, The Co-operators
directed $721,016 this year to United Way chapters across Canada.
About The Co-operators:
Co-operators Life Insurance Company, with its head office in Regina, is
a part of The Co-operators - a group of Canadian companies offering
home, auto, life, group, travel, commercial and farm insurance, as well
as investment products. The Co-operators Group Limited is a 100 per
cent Canadian-owned co-operative with assets of more than CDN $7
billion. It is owned by a group of Canadian co-operatives, credit union
centrals and like-minded organizations. The Co-operators is well known
for its community involvement, and is listed among the 50 Best
Employers in Canada.
SOURCE The Co-operators
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