Company's flagship campaign raises funds for United Way
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 7, 2015 /CNW/ - EllisDon, in collaboration with United Way, has set a remarkable standard with their seventh annual United Way campaign. EllisDon's Fall Fundraiser, which stretched from October 31st to November 14th, raised just under $300,000 in what is now hailed as EllisDon's most successful United Way campaign to date.
This time around, the two-week event involved EllisDon's corporate headquarters, as well as EllisDon's London and Toronto offices. Employees from each area put their best effort forward to organize a series of fundraising events, including a joint Halloween party and campaign kick-off; a wear-your-jeans-to-work week; a spirited dodgeball tournament; an online auction with thousands of dollars in prizes; and a popular 50/50 draw.
The final proceeds, which exceeded EllisDon's target of $250,000, will benefit several areas and communities supported by United Way. The campaign's success can be attributed to the goodwill and generosity of EllisDon's employees, and the Smith Family - as well as tremendous support from corporate matching, and the Don Smith Foundation.
As a builder of not only structures, but communities, EllisDon advocates for healthy, quality lifestyles for all. Since 2008, EllisDon has raised over a million dollars to improve the circumstances of impoverished individuals via United Way, a highly reputable organization.
Michael Smith, EllisDon's Senior Vice President, International Division - and avid supporter of United Way for years - is proud that EllisDon nearly doubled its previous contribution. "I consistently hear stories of people in our communities who have had their lives changed by United Way," said Smith." I feel very lucky to help the communities here at home that have helped EllisDon succeed."
EllisDon is an employee-owned construction services company, with revenues in excess of $3.2 billion annually, that delivers construction expertise to clients throughout the world. The company offers construction and project management services, in addition to services in risk management, sustainability, and information technology. For more information, please visit www.ellisdon.com.
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For further information: Dustin Luchka, EllisDon Corporation, Phone: (905) 896-8900, Fax: (905) 896-8911, 1004 Middlegate Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L4Y 1M4, www.ellisdon.com