CHARLOTTETOWN - Back in September, the United Way of P.E.I. kicked off their 51st annual fundraising campaign. Every year the organization turns to the community for assistance in raising funds that go toward helping them achieve their goal of building stronger communities and supporting friends, neighbours and families.
This year, the United Way of P.E.I. is thrilled with the response it has received to date. Many corporations are still compiling their results, but many businesses have already succeeded in reaching, and even surpassing, their goals for 2013.
The Department of Canadian Heritage boasts an impressive 100 per cent participation rate and is still going strong. Both Confederation Centre of the Arts and the Alberton Pharmacy have increased their numbers by 50 per cent in comparison to last year.
"The Water Street Dental Clinic in Summerside takes the cake with a remarkable 150 per cent increase in their annual numbers," said David Hennessey, executive director of the United Way of P.E.I. "Aside from these spotlighted companies, many others are also doing a great job."
Hennessey added, "Islanders are enormously generous and 2013 was no exception. Our residents understand how valuable their donations are to improving the lives of thousands of Islanders every year and most important, they know that all donations made to the United Way of P.E.I. stay on P.E.I."
The United Way of P.E.I.'s annual campaign runs until the end of March 2014. Anyone wishing to make a donation can visit the office at 180 Kent St., located in the Maritime Electric building, donate online at www.peiunitedway.com or call 1-877-902-4438.