City employees raise $328,705 for the United Way

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On Wednesday February 22nd City Council made recognition of the $328,705 raised during the 2016 City of Ottawa United Way Employee Campaign. The money was raised through pledge form donations, as well as a number of employee-led initiatives and special events.

 The 2016 United Way Employee Campaign theme was 100% Local and the money raised by City employees will help change the lives of more than 1,000 Ottawa residents.

 City employees have raised almost $7 million for the United Way since 2001, when it was designated as the City’s corporate charity of choice. By raising this money, City employees have helped to change more than 18,800 lives since 2001.

 The City launched its annual corporate United Way fundraising campaign at Council on October 26, 2016. The campaign officially ended on December 9, 2016.