Celebrate the year of the Tiger and help support our community

February 1, 2010

MISSISSAUGA —Welcome the year of the Tiger with United Way of Peel Region’s Gifts with Purpose Chinese New Year cards. It’s a great way to celebrate the Chinese New Year and honour friends and family while supporting our community at the same time.

The new online Gifts with Purpose Chinese New Year cards provide the opportunity to make a donation to United Way and receive or download Chinese New Year postcards to send to your family, friends and associates. Funds raised through the Gifts with Purpose program support a network of more than 100 vital services and programs in Peel. Hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life and in many different circumstances rely on this support.

“We are proud to ring in the year of the Tiger with our online Gifts with Purpose Chinese New Year cards,” explains United Way CEO Shelley White. “It is a great way to celebrate with family and friends while supporting local programs, services and initiatives that help people right across our community.”

To make a donation through Gifts with Purpose, visit United Way’s website at, make a secure online donation through Canada Helps, and then either download and print your New Year’s celebration card or request that the postcards be mailed to you. A minimum donation of $25 is required to receive printed postcards. Gift givers can also call United Way directly at 905-602-3650 to make a donation via credit card.

In addition to Chinese New Year’s celebration cards, Gifts with Purpose offers Valentine’s Day, wedding, birthday, graduation, in memoriam, and other holiday and general occasion cards.

Media Contact:
Liz Leake
Communications and Marketing Director