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December 14, 2000
City of Toronto exceeds United Way fundraising target
  
The City of Toronto presented Anne Golden, the United Way of Greater Toronto's
president, with a cheque for $970,000 today at Toronto City Hall. Hundreds of
municipal employee canvassers were being recognized for their fundraising
efforts.

"I'm honoured to present this cheque on behalf of all City of Toronto employees
who supported the United Way this year," said Joe Halstead, commissioner of
Economic Development, Culture and Tourism, and the campaign patron. "The City
of Toronto and the United Way of Greater Toronto have a year-round partnership
working together to meet urgent human needs and find solutions to community
problems."

The City of Toronto, the largest public sector contributor in the Greater
Toronto Area and one of the top 10 leadership givers, earned its membership to
United Way's Top 25 Club this year for its generous donations to the community.
Last year, the City of Toronto raised $750,000 for the United Way of Greater
Toronto and this year the City exceeded its fundraising goal of $800,000.

The City's 2000 United Way campaign includes donations from Exhibition Place,
GO Transit, the Toronto Library Board, the Toronto Parking Authority and the
Toronto Zoo.

The United Way of Greater Toronto's priorities are giving young children a
healthy start, addressing hunger and homelessness, assisting abused women and
children, and helping newcomers to settle and integrate in Canada.


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