Peterborough City Hall Council Chambers was the location for an important campaign milestone for United Way Peterborough and the Community. Gwyneth James, 2016 Campaign Chair, was on hand to thank 25 City of Peterborough workplace campaign committee members who surpassed their fundraising goal, helping to push United Way Peterborough past the 1 million mark. James expressed both her pride and gratitude by stating “I am so proud of this community and I thank you for all your hard work on this year’s campaign.”
Mayor Bennett brought greetings on behalf of the City and spoke to the important work of the City’s annual campaign. “It is hard work to pick a goal every year and then try to do a little bit better and I thank the committee for their hard work.” A cheque was presented to United Way in the amount of $75,822. This amount now brings the total United Way Community Campaign to just over 1 million dollars.
United Way CEO Jim Russell noted that this is the point in the Community Campaign when larger workplaces are wrapping up. Russell said “For the last 5 years the City has hit its goal and we look forward to our larger workplaces that haven’t finished yet to help bring us home.” Included in this list are Trent University, General Electric, Fleming College and PRHC.
With only weeks left in the Campaign the public are reminded that they can make donations online at www.uwpeterborough.ca or by calling 705-742-8839 or in person 277 Stewart St. These donations help to create hope and possibility for close to 60,000 people living in our community.