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Peel employees show that Peel can Depend on them through United Way Day of Caring™

PEEL REGION (November 13, 2014) – 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 Peel, 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.”

Employees from the following companies participated: ARI Financial, Baxter, Citrix,Clorox, ConAgra Foods, D+H, Dupont, Edward Jones, Grant Thorton LLP, Hershey, Ingram Micro, Intact Insurance, JPX2 Consulting Inc., Kimberly-Clark, Mark IV, PCL, Primerica, Region of Peel, Southwire, Target, TransAlta, Xerox.

Event photos will be available at https://www.flickr.com/photos/unitedwaypeel/sets/72157646945444754/

About United Way of Peel Region
Established in 1967, United Way of Peel Region inspires people from all walks of life to come together to raise funds, volunteer and motivate policy and attitude changes that lead to the improvement of people’s quality of life in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. United Way’s community investment focus is to help individuals and families move from a life of poverty to one full of possibilities, to ensure all children have the opportunity to be all they can be, and to build strong communities. For more information on United Way’s work in the community visit: www.unitedwaypeel.org.

Media contacts:

Trudi Ford | United Way of Peel Region | Desk: 905-602-3626 | Cell: 905-580-7962 | tford@unitedwaypeel.org | @unitedwaypeel