The Co-operators Raises $147,000 for United Way in Regina
Jan 4, 2008
REGINA, Jan. 4 /CNW/ - The Co-operators today announced it has raised a record of $539,500 for 56 United Way chapters across Canada, including $147,000 in Regina, home of Co-operators Life Insurance Company. The grand total exceeds last year's United Way donation by more than $93,000. Campaigns at Co-operators offices across the country once again reflected the creativity and generosity of staff members who organized fundraising events, made individual donations and pledged payroll deductions to support their local chapters of the United Way. The campaign in Regina, which raised $147,000, was the second largest for the organization; the campaign in Guelph, Ontario, where the group of companies is headquartered and which has the most employees, raised $195,500. Through its network of 125 local chapters, the United Way helps to build caring communities, providing direct financial support to some 7,000 agencies across the country. These organizations provide a variety of health and social services, from prevention to counselling to crisis intervention. "The United Way plays a vital role in communities right across the country," said Kevin Daniel, chief operating officer of Co-operators Life. "Our staff members see the importance of having strong and healthy communities and that's why they're so dedicated to the United Way here in Regina and throughout Canada." Co-operators staff members across the country raised more than $285,000 with corporate contributions topping $253,591, for a grand total of $539,459. About The Co-operators: The Co-operators is a group of Canadian companies offering home, auto, life, group, commercial and farm insurance, as well as investment products and property development. With assets of more than $7 billion, The Co-operators is owned by a group of Canadian co-operatives, credit unions and like-minded organizations. It is well known for its philanthropy and community involvement, and is listed in Report on Business among the 50 Best Employers in Canada.
For further information: Leonard Sharman, The Co-operators, 1-877-795-7272, ext. 2707