2016 saw the annual City of Kelowna workplace campaign break records for employee participation, raising $35,847 in 2016! The two-week campaign raised funds through a combination of payroll deduction, events and fundraisers. The City of Kelowna considers United Way their “charity of choice” and has been running a workplace campaign for over 10 years.
“I’m so proud of our Employees and the Campaign Team,” said City Employee Campaign Coordinator Jackie Dueck. “More than 185 City Employees donated through payroll deduction and many more gave cash or volunteered time during our very successful Day of Caring events.”
This past year City employees participated in a Pushor Mitchell United Way Day of Caring at the Canadian Mental Health Association refurbishing the outdoor gazebo for their clients and staff.
City employees always participate in the annual United Way CSO kickoff breakfast where the Mayor typically addresses the 300+ crowd. They held their own campaign kickoff that saw several departments holding events featuring United Way Community Partner Speakers.
Jackie Dueck accepting City of Kelowna appreciation certificate
City of Kelowna councillors table with Stu Leatherdale and Jackie Dueck