Fall Campaign Gets Underway!
Sister Michelle Laurie was a guest speaker at the 14th Annual UWLM Labour Campaign Breakfast in October in Burnaby.
Watch your workplaces for the 2012 United Way campaign fundraising events to raise money for important community programs that target the critical needs of young children, middle years children and seniors. Your donation will be spent in your local community - wherever you live in British Columbia.
The Fall Fundraising Campaign was launched in September with many workplace campaigns now underway. On October 3rd, the United Way of the Lower Mainland welcomed over 60 supporters at the 14th Annual Labour Campaign Breakfast at the Shadbolt Centre in Burnaby where Sister Michelle Laurie, president of Local 258 IBEW, was a featured Guest Speaker.
Labour’s partnership with the United Way goes back more than 30 years and is based on shared values regarding the importance of high quality, universally accessible social services.
The United Way and the Canadian Labour Congress work together to support important programs like the Union Counselling Program that trains union members to assist co-workers in crisis, and to engage in broader community activism.
Sister Cathy Tagseth, Chair Unit 5 and Brother Chris Carter, Chair Unit 6 and this year's United Way "loaned rep" sponsored by Local 258 IBEW and BC Hydro.
This year, Unit 6 Chair Chris Carter is being sponsored by IBEW 258 and BC Hydro as a ‘loaned rep’ to the United Way, helping to organize and promote workplace campaigns in the lower mainland during the 16-week fall campaign.
BC Hydro has shifted to a United Way Campaign, supported by leadership at IBEW and COPE 378, as they are the only charitable organization that is partnered with the entire labour movement in Canada. With their focus on community health, your donation will support agencies and services in your area. Local 258 urges members working at BC Hydro to show your commitment to community by participating in this year’s inaugural United Way campaign.
Donations can be made through payroll deductions or directly online here.