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Nov13

2014 Fall Day of Caring

2014 Fall Day of Caring

On Thursday, hundreds of volunteers spread across Peel to roll up their sleeves to show that they care about community. Depend and United Way came together to promote healthy, active and independent living throughout at individual’s life with a focus on volunteering.

A group of 200 volunteers from all over Peel spent the day picking up litter, planting trees, organizing donations, assembling craft kits and much more. With 22 project locations across the region, there were hundreds of volunteers coming together to create a meaningful impact in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga, while learning more about United Way of Peel Region’s investment in the community.

“Day of Caring is a chance for our donors and volunteers to provide a ‘hands-on’ project for the community, and allows us a chance to educate them further about the difference they’re making in people’s lives,” says Shelley White, CEO of United Way of Peel Region. “We couldn’t do our work without their tremendous involvement. Their work proves to everyone that together, we are possibility.”

The day was sponsored by Depend. “In support of over 3.3MM people experiencing bladder leakage, DEPEND® is committed to changing the conversation, breaking down the stigma, and helping people live active & fulfilling lives through raising ‘underwareness’” said Brian Goldstine, Vice President and Country Manager, Canada. “As this year’s Day of Caring sponsor, we thought this was a great way to get out in the community, volunteer, & show everyone that wearing a different kind of underwear is no big deal.    We are proud & honored to partner with United Way to provide the essentials for a better life for those in need in our local community.”

Thank you to all of the volunteers, agency and community partners who helped to maake this Day of Caring happen! Together, we are possibility!

For Day of Caring pictures, visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/unitedwaypeel/sets/72157646945444754/ 

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