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December 7, 2012
Toronto Public Service exceeds United Way fundraising goal
City of Toronto employees presented a cheque for $1,125,000 to United Way Toronto at an event celebrating the fundraising efforts of City employees, including the Toronto Public Library, Toronto Zoo, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Toronto Parking Authority and Exhibition Place. Having set a goal of $1,100,000, this is the 12th consecutive year City of Toronto employees have exceeded their fundraising goal.

Councillor Gary Crawford (Ward 36 Scarborough Southwest), representing Mayor Ford, said, "On behalf of City Council, I applaud staff for the important part each plays in serving a great city and its people."

"As in past years, I was so impressed with how the Toronto Public Service came together with the passion to not only raise money for the United Way, but to have fun along the way," said Deputy City Manager Brenda Patterson, Campaign Patron.

“Yet again, City of Toronto employees have come together and made a real difference," said Susan McIsaac, President and CEO, United Way Toronto. "Their contributions will support a network of agencies in every corner of Toronto - but also long-term strategies for improving our community today and in the years ahead.”

Workplace campaigns are a crucial component of the City of Toronto’s annual fundraising drive. Money is raised through individual employee pledges including leadership donations and many other activities. These donations go to a larger United Way Community Fund that provides core funding to a network of 200 non-profit agencies across the city that meet urgent needs and provide social services to strengthen individuals, families and communities.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media Contact
Cal Scotchmer
United Way Project Director, City Manager's Office



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