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For Immediate Release:
March 7, 2005

Region Of Peel Employees Raise $283,457 For United Way

(Brampton) - Regional Council received a presentation Thursday from the United Way of Peel Region, thanking staff and Council for the continued support of their organization. Regional staff also presented United Way with a cheque for $283,457, raised in partnership with Peel Regional Police during their 2004 campaigns.

Through employee run events and pledge drives, Regional staff raised $196,787 and the Peel Regional Police raised $86,670. This combined contribution placed them, for the fifth consecutive year, in the United Way of Peel Region's top ten donors. In partnership with the Police, Regional employees placed fifth overall.

"Working in partnership with the Peel Regional Police means we can help more people in need," says Emil Kolb, Regional Chair. "Finding as many ways to improve the quality of life of our residents means we all benefit, because our community is stronger as a result."

This year's campaign theme, Peel Olympics, brought the spirit of healthy competition to staff. Each department chose a country and competed against one another in challenges to raise money. This year’s events included an Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, four secondary kick-off events, a Peel Idol singing competition, barbecues, auctions, raffles and other themed events.

"Each year, staff acquires renewed energy and excitement for this campaign,"says Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer for the Region. "The campaign is completely employee organized and run and thanks to their dedication, we are able to give a significant amount back to community through the great work of the United Way ."

The Region of Peel has supported the United Way for more than 28 years.

Roger Maloney
Chief Administrative Officer
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, Ext. 4312

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9 Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595 , e-mail



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