Creating a better community through Day of Caring™

PEEL REGION (May 22, 2015) – On Thursday, over 150 individuals from organizations across Peel got out of the office to roll up their sleeves and make a huge impact in the lives of others during United Way’s Spring Day of Caring™.

United Way brings together leaders from all walks of life to address root causes in the cycle of poverty.  This day-long event was held at 25 sites throughout Peel, and gave United Way supporters a first-hand look at the front line work happening every day, right in the hearts of Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. Day of Caring™ is a wonderful engagement activity – it provides an opportunity to combine team building with making a real difference in the community.

Volunteers assisted organizations that offer supports in mental health, housing, food security and newcomer supports.  Tasks included   gardening outside of St. Leonard’s Place and the Peace Ranch; painting classrooms, meeting rooms and hallways at Caledon Meals on Wheels and India Rainbow Community Services of Peel; and leading activities for seniors at Newcomer Centre of Peel.

“Day of Caring is an event that we hold very close to our hearts,” says United Way Peel Region President and CEO Shelley White, “Our volunteers come out and show that they care about this community and truly walk the talk. Whether it’s painting a wall or cleaning up a park – each effort contributes to our work, and I can’t thank our volunteers enough. Together, we are possibility!”

Employees from the following companies participated: ACCES Employment, Amgen Canada Inc., ARI Financial Services Inc., Centum , Chubb Edwards, D+H  Financial Corporation., Edward Jones, ESAB Canada, Grant Thorton LLP, Ingram Micro Inc., Kimberly-Clark, KWE , Lawson LLP , Mark IV, Master Lock, Medtronic of Canada Ltd., PepsiCo Foods Canada, PlanIt! Outsourcing Solutions, Primary Response Inc., RBC Royal Bank, Region of Peel, Rogers Communications Inc., Southwire Canada Company, TD Bank Group.

United Way of Peel Region would like to thank all of those who volunteered. Together we are creating a better community for everyone in Peel Region.

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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 | Cell: 905-580-7962 | tford@unitedwaypeel.org | @unitedwaypeel