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Agents of Change working to improve the Peel community through Day of Caring™

PEEL REGION (October 8, 2015) – On Thursday, over 180 Agents of Change from organizations across Peel spent the day  making a difference  during United Way of Peel Region’s Fall Day of Caring™ sponsored by Depend.

United Way mobilizes volunteers across our region to support our work to reduce poverty, prevent poverty and support those in crisis right now. Thursday’s event was held at 26 locations throughout Brampton, Caledon & Mississauga. Volunteers witnessed the impact of United Way dollars at work supporting individuals and families in their time of need.

Projects for Day of Caring™ included:

  • Packing of over 500 ”welcome kits” for clients accessing local shelters. These kits include among other items: toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, soap & deodorant.
  • Mentoring Newcomers by providing employment guidance and advice
  • Participating in a guided hike with clients experiencing mobility challenges at the March of Dimes

“United Way brings together people from all walks of life to Give – Volunteer – Act. Last year, we mobilized over 3,200 volunteers. At our campaign Kick-Off, we collected and distributed over 3,000 pounds of food across Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. Today, employees from our partner workplaces volunteered at 26 front line organizations serving those most vulnerable,” says United Way Peel Region President and CEO, Shelley White, “I’m moved and inspired by the groundswell of support. Together we will eliminate poverty in Peel. Together, we are possibility!”

Employees from the following companies participated: ARI Financial Services Inc., Best Buy Canada, City of Mississauga, ConAgra Foods Canada Inc., Edward Jones, G&K Services Canada Inc., Ingram Micro Inc., Intact Insurance, Kimberly-Clark, Liquidators Of Canada, PCL Constructors Canada Inc., Pratt & Whitney Canada, RBC Insurance, Suncor Energy. 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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Depend and United Way are coming together in support of Underwareness, a social movement and charitable cause to break down the bladder leakage stigma, to promote healthy, active, and independent living throughout an individual's life, with a focus on volunteering.

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:

Carol Kotacka | Vice President, Public Affairs & Stakeholder Engagement
416-420-9975 (mobile) | ckotacka@unitedwaypeel.org  | @unitedwaypeel