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Thankful Volunteers Give Back During United Way’s Fall Day of Caring

PEEL REGION (October 11, 2016) – Last Thursday, over 150 volunteers representing 15 different organizations took a different route. Instead of heading into work, they each visited one of United Way of Peel Region’s 54 partner agencies to volunteer for Day of Caring™.

Working on projects at over 25 sites across Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga, volunteers saw first hand the impact of their investment in United Way programming that reduces poverty, prevents poverty and supports people in crisis.

Projects for Day of Caring™: included decorating a youth shelter for thanksgiving, a visit to a pumpkin patch with newcomer families and preparing a thanksgiving luncheon for individuals who depend on Caledon Meals on Wheels.

“Season after season, year after year, I’m always encouraged by the amount of people and corporations who dedicate their time to improve our communities. When we join hands we can change the world one life at a time.” said Shelley White, President and CEO, United Way of Peel Region “The United Way campaign is all about rallying people around one goal and that’s to eliminate poverty in our community. These volunteers saw first hand where the funding goes and the people it touches. They are Change Makers.”

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:

Roy Saad | Manager, Stakeholder Engagement
416-356-6344 (mobile) | rsaad@unitedwaypeel.org | @unitedwaypeel