BY KELLY ROCHE
City of Mississauga employees opened their hearts and wallets, raising a record-breaking amount during the annual United Way campaign.
A cheque for $225,890.08 was presented to the United Way of Peel Region at council Wednesday.
“The United Way is a cherished local organization and I am proud to see the continued generosity of our employees to give to those in need,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie.
“To be able to break the record year after year shows great enthusiasm on behalf of our staff.”
The 2016 campaign, which saw silent auctions, an internal pledge drive, paid dress-down days and bake sales, raised more than $13,000 from the year prior.
City manager and chief administrative officer Janice Baker said it’s “wonderful to have such a record-breaking year and to be able to make a difference.”
During the presentation, the United Way steering committee was awarded the 2016 Ray Foster Award, an internal reward recognizing employees who went above and beyond for the campaign.
More than $3.28 million has been raised by city staff for the United Way over almost 30 years.