Yesterday marked the kick-off of the 2013 United Way Campaign in Richmond Hill.
While Compuware Changepoint employees are involved in various charitable initiatives around the world, today’s post is focused on the efforts of our Richmond Hill office – which contains the largest number of Changepoint employees within our Business Unit.
Changepoint’s support of the United Way has been a 13 year tradition which continues to grow in the number of individuals participating, number of activities underway and of course the amount of money raised year over year. To date we have raised more than $315,000. For the past 2 years, the staff at Changepoint Richmond Hill have exceeded its $25,000 goal with $26,000 collected in 2011 and $28,000 collected last year. This year will be no exception.
This year, as in previous years, fundraising activities have a Halloween theme which allow everyone to have a bit of fun while raising money for such a worthy cause.
The United Way York Region (UWYR) has 41 agencies that next to government is the largest funder of social services in our community – one which we are proud to support.
While it takes a village to support a cause, Changepoint employees Shelley Grainger and Jeff Jackson deserve a notable mention for all of their efforts in spearheading this fundraising activity for many years. UWYR Campaign Rep Ben Baldwin and Sharon Russell from the Literary Council of York-Simcoe were on hand to kick off this year’s campaign. Everyone learned first hand about the campaign goals and had an opportunity to enjoy a Canadian favourite – Tim Horton’s coffee & doughnuts.
BTW – we collected $13,948 on the first day of the week-long campaign.
Have a fund-raising story that you would like to share? Look forward to hearing from you.