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United Way of Peel Region’s Young Leaders Council Launch 90s in the 905

PEEL REGION (May 5, 2016) – United Way of Peel Region’s Young Leaders Council held their first Millennial 90’s in the 905 event earlier tonight.

The event welcomed some of Peel’s top CEO's and senior staff from both the private and public sector, followed by a 90's dance party.orts are key challenges facing Peel’s population

“We wanted to hold an event that was unique to Peel while also providing guests exclusive access to some of the most impressive individuals I’ve ever met. We auctioned off lunches with these executives to raise funds to support the work of this great organisation.” said Shivi Gill, Chair, Young Leaders Council. “United Way is working to end poverty in Peel, that’s why, as a millennial, I choose to volunteer with them”

“It was inspiring to see the dynamic dialogue between inter-generational leaders. United Way believes that the best way to accelerate social change is to bring together the different generations to share their diverse perspectives to develop solutions to prevent and reduce poverty in Peel." said Shelley White, President and CEO, United Way of Peel Region. “I want to thank the senior executives here tonight who have generously donated their time to meet with our guests. United Way is proud to provide the platform for this kind of collaboration.”

At the event, United Way of Peel Region also announced a partnership with Beyoncé’s BeyGood initiative to inspire everyone through The Formation World Tour to get involved in building stronger communities. Fans coming together—in activities big and small—will make a difference in their communities throughout the course of the tour. United Way of Peel Region will be giving away tickets to Beyoncé’s show at the Rogers Centre on May 25th.

Fans are invited to submit a video of how they believe in United Way’s mission to eliminate poverty in our community, for more information visit: http://www.unitedwaypeel.org/beygood

United Way's Young Leaders Council is a group of volunteers aged 20 to 35 who are committed to creating a legacy of volunteerism and spirited giving within Peel Region.

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 | Senior Manager, Communications nad Marketing
905-580-7962 (mobile) | tford@unitedwaypeel.org | @unitedwaypeel