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(Moncton, N.B. – February 25, 2016) – Representatives of the United Way of Greater Moncton and Southeastern New Brunswick (United Way) celebrated a year full of possibilities at its campaign closing. This year, through generous donations from over 164 workplaces and 6,920 individuals, the organization was able to raise $2,287,963.50 for the community.

Over 150 United Way supporters attended the closing celebration held at Moncton`s Community Peace Centre. They enjoyed watching as volunteers, as well as singer and song-writer Shaun LeBlanc, revealed the grand total of dollars raised in 2015, with a sing along. Attendees also cheered on as local businesses, employees, government departments, unions, organizations, and individuals were presented with awards for their generous contributions to the campaign and their community.

“Year after year, the support that United Way receives continues to be tremendous. To see individuals, businesses, departments, governments and agencies come together in support of the community is truly inspiring. Whether it’s volunteering in local programs or contributing to this campaign, the community’s commitment to get involved and give back never wavers. By coming together as a community we are improving the conditions of those living in our region, and increasing possibilities and opportunities for everyone. What our volunteers and donors have been able to accomplish is proof that when we come together, anything is possible. Thank you to everyone who has dedicated their time, talents, and hard work to make this campaign a success. By being part of United Way, you are possibility.” said 2015 Campaign Chair, Lawrence Forbes.

Congratulations go out to all United Way donors, but especially to ExxonMobil Business Support Centre Canada and their employees who took honours as the top corporate sector donor for the 8th year in a row. With a combination of employee payroll deductions, special events and a corporate donation, the firm raised an amazing $202,016.94. Second place went to corporate donor RBC Financial Group and their employees who raised an impressive $167,957.62.

The public sector (federal government) raised over $509,382 towards the campaign total, and the Public Service Pension Centre took top spot in the public sector for the 11th year in a row, raising $92,476.54, while Fisheries and Oceans placed second with $70,393.12, both through a combination of employee contributions and special events.

The United Way is a local, non-profit organization committed to creating long-term change by focusing on three areas: moving people from poverty to possibility, ensuring kids be all that they can be, and building strong communities.

Together, we are possibility.

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