The PCL family of companies has announced a $6,611,570 million donation to United Ways across North America from its overall 2016 campaign. Twenty-eight PCL districts held fundraising campaigns to support their local United Way agencies.
“In all of our operating locations across North America, PCL employees continue to do what it takes to make their communities better places to live and work,” PCL president and CEO Dave Filipchuk said in a statement. “Partnering with United Way allows us to make an important impact by helping those who need it most.”
The $6.6 million in fundraising will help United Way agencies and the individuals who draw on their services. These funds will go towards various partnerships, programs, and services in three main sectors that United Way supports. Education, income, and wellness are areas that address the overall well-being of children through to adults, from schooling and hot-lunch programs to employment services and health care.
“The generosity and steadfast support of PCL and its employees is seen right across North America,” said Anne Smith, president and CEO, United Way of the Alberta Capital Region. “By encouraging its employees to give locally, they are able to see the impact of their donations and how they are changing lives, right in their own communities.
“On behalf of all United Ways and the communities supported by PCL, we express sincere gratitude for being leaders in building strong, healthy communities and making such a difference in the lives of individuals and families who need it most.” United Way also created a thank you video for PCL, recognizing its years of continued support.
PCL’s efforts during the campaign included everything from a donation challenge for collecting coats for kids and families, to holding raffles and various office contests such as an executive dunk tank.