Delta staff raise record amount for United Way

More than $69,000 donated in 2012 through payroll deductions.

Mayor Jackson and Delta’s United Way Committee Co-Chairs – Paula Kolisnek and Jessica George – present a cheque to United Way.

The Corporation of Delta’s employees raised a record-breaking $69,182 for the United Way of the Lower Mainland – an increase of more than $9,000 from the previous year.

“I am continually overwhelmed by the generosity of Delta staff,” said Mayor Lois Jackson. “Every year Delta’s United Way Committee coordinates a phenomenal workplace campaign, and every year more and more staff donate to this worthy cause.”

The United Way Committee set a new direction for the 2012 campaign – instead of focusing on a dollar amount, the Committee focused on a participation goal – the end result being a 50-per-cent increase in participation via payroll deductions from the previous year. Proceeds raised from the campaign will be used to support prevention-based initiatives that address poverty, bullying and seniors’ isolation across the Lower Mainland.

“It is because of the generosity of volunteers and donors such as those at the Corporation of Delta that we are able to make a measureable difference in the lives of the most vulnerable in the Lower Mainland,” said Jennifer Marshall, a United Way Resource Development Associate.

“We truly couldn’t do the work that we do without the amazing support of Delta’s employees. We are extremely grateful and want to congratulate the municipality on an incredibly successful campaign.”

United Way has recognized the Corporation of Delta’s contribution by nominating Delta for the Community Champion Award and the Greatest Spirit Award. Winners of both awards will be announced in March 2013.

Jackson, Delta Council and Chief Administrative Officer George Harvie, would like to thank Delta’s United Way Committee Co-Chairs, the United Way Committee, CUPE Local 454, Delta Managerial Society and all Delta employees for helping to make the 2012 Workplace Campaign the most successful Campaign to date.

This is the seventh consecutive year that Delta has exceeded its fundraising goal.


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