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United Way’s Young Leaders promote children’s literacy

November 5, 2011

MISSISSAUGA — Members of United Way of Peel Region’s Young Leaders’ Council (YLC) united to demonstrate the importance of community involvement by promoting children’s literacy held Saturday, November 5th at the Malton Library and Community Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. Organized by the YLC, the free “Reading in your Neighbourhood” event attracted 250 children and parents children from the local community. The event was in support of the United Way of Canada’s 2011 National “Helping Kids Be All That They Can Be” Day of Caring.

“It is important for young people to get involved in the community,” said Diane Saldanha, co-chair of the Young Leaders’ Council. “This initiative gives YLC members an opportunity to support children with the tools they need to reach their full potential and be successful. Getting involved in initiatives like this helps us make a meaningful contribution to building a stronger, more resilient community.”

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Joint hospital campaign raises $77,015 for United Way

October 20, 2011

REGION OF PEEL — Senior leaders from The Credit Valley Hospital, Trillium Health Centre and William Osler Health System today announced the results of the second annual Tri-Hospital United Way Campaign. Together, the staff, physicians and volunteers of the three hospitals contributed $77,015 to support United Way of Peel Region and United Way Toronto.

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Employees spend a Day of Caring for United Way-Funded Agencies

October 20, 2011

MISSISSAUGA — Today across Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga, more than 100 employees from 22 Peel-based companies are trading briefcases and file folders for brooms and paint brushes. They are sharing their time and talents with 16 United Way-funded agencies by participating in this year’s Day of Caring.

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United Way of Peel Region announces $13.93-million campaign goal

September 23, 2011

MISSISSAUGA — Cheers and applause erupted from an exhilarated audience as United Way of Peel Region Campaign Chair Tim Bzowey announced a fundraising goal of $13.93-million during United Way’s Campaign Kick-off at the Hershey Centre SportZone this morning.

“Challenging social issues cannot be solved by one person or organization alone,” said Bzowey, vice-president of property and casualty at RBC Insurance, to the crowd of over 500 supporters. “Bringing people together is what United Way is all about. It takes all of us, united, to affect long-lasting change.”

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United Way unites community for neighbourhood clean-up

September 23, 2011

MISSISSAUGA — Close to 400 volunteers United in Action to help clean-up neighbourhoods in Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon today. The clean-up is part of United Way of Peel Region’s 2011 campaign kick-off.

“In addition to launching our 2011 public fundraising campaign, this year our United in Action kick-off aims to bring our community together to build strong vibrant neighbourhoods where residents can thrive,” says United Way President and CEO Shelley White. “United Way is all about community partnerships, collective action, and providing opportunities for residents to enhance their quality of life.”

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United Way and the Region of Peel offer neighbourhood development grants

July 25, 2011

MISSISSAUGA — United Way of Peel Region and the Region of Peel are jointly offering grants of up to $15,000 to resident groups and charities interested in improving the quality of neighbourhood life in Peel. The Neighbourhood Development grants totalling $300,000 aim to give Peel residents an opportunity to partner with local agencies and businesses to create resident-led projects that enhance the quality of neighbourhood life.

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United Way of Peel Region Elects New Board Chair and Members

BRAMPTON — The President of Baxter Corporation has been elected as United Way of Peel Region’s new Board chair. At the Board of Director’s meeting immediately following the annual meeting, Barbara Leavitt, was elected Board Chair. She has been President of Baxter Corporation since 2002. Ms. Leavitt has over 20 years of extensive leadership experience in the Canadian healthcare industry and is directly responsible for Baxter's commercial operations in Canada. She graduated with her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Western Ontario and received her MBA from the University of British Columbia.

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United Way of Peel Regions Says Thanks a Million to GE Canada and PepsiCo Canada

June 24, 2011

BRAMPTON —The United Way of Peel Region said thanks a million – again – to two Mississauga-based corporations -- GE Canada and PepsiCo Canada -- for raising $1 million or more in 2010 for United Ways across the country. The annual Thanks a Million Awards are given by United Way of Canada-Centraide Canada to corporations, employers and labour organizations that have worked with their employees or members to raise $1 million or more during a campaign year.

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United Way and Region of Peel invest in neighbourhoods

May 3, 2011

MISSISSAUGA — A community kitchen that will now serve as a social hub and teach the importance of nutrition is one of 13 projects receiving a Neighbourhood Development grant funded jointly by United Way and the Region of Peel. The grants, totalling $272,000, will fund resident-led projects across Peel including a community festival, a block party, a neighbourhood council, a seniors’ exercise program and youth leadership activities.

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United Way Campaign Chair Embraces the Obligation of Leadership

April 7, 2011

MISSISSAUGA — Tim Bzowey is feeling good about his new role at United Way of Peel Region’s conference table. Previously a member of the campaign cabinet, Bzowey has agreed to take on overall responsibility for the 2011 campaign. “I embrace this opportunity as part of my obligation of leadership” says Bzowey. “Given our size as a region and the rate we’re growing, the need for the work of United Way and our community partners is more important than ever before.”

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United Way and the Region of Peel invest in Social Purpose Enterprise

February 23, 2011

MISSISSAUGA — What began as an occasional catering service is now a revenue-generating business thanks to a Social Purpose Enterprise (SPE) grant jointly funded by United Way of Peel Region and the Region of Peel. License to Cook operated by St. Leonard’s Place in Brampton is one of six projects receiving SPE grants totalling $61,600 this year. St Leonard’s Place provides residential care for homeless men with significant employment barriers.

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United Way of Peel Region raises record $13,752,578

February 4, 2011

MISSISSAUGA — More than 600 people cheered and danced at the International Centre this evening as United Way of Peel Region announced that generous donors had contributed an outstanding $13,752,578 to the 2010 campaign. The results exceed the $13.75-million goal set last fall. It is the most ever raised in United Way’s annual campaign, which includes dollars raised in Peel or directed to Peel by donors outside the region.

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United Way of Peel Region announces 2010 Spirit Award winners

February 4, 2011

MISSISSAUGA — United Way of Peel Region today announced the recipients of the 2010 Campaign Spirit Awards at its 2010 Community Achievement Celebration held at the International Centre in Mississauga.

“The Spirit Awards honour inspirational and creative campaigns that demonstrate team spirit while raising funds for United Way,” said United Way President and CEO Shelley White. “Congratulations to all our recipients. Their support helped us raise a total of $13,752,578 to continue funding vital programs and services that families and individuals in our community depend on every day.”

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United Way announces 2010 Youth Spirit Award Winners

February 1, 2011

MISSISSAUGA — Emptying her piggy bank to buy lollipops for her classmates is how one generous kindergarten student showed her support for United Way. The students at Fernforest Public school who organized the lollipop sale are one of several groups of young people who received a United Way Youth Spirit award this year. The award honours children and youth who demonstrate fun and creativity while raising funds for United Way.

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Say “I love my community” with United Way Valentines

January 22, 2011

MISSISSAUGA — Say “happy birthday” to Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion through a unique giving opportunity created by United Way of Peel Region. For a minimum donation of $25 to United Way, well-wishers will receive a specially designed birthday card that they can then personalize with a message to the Mayor. Mayor McCallion turns 90 on February 14.

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