Representatives of the United Way of Greater Moncton and Southeastern New Brunswick (UWGMSENB) celebrated the 60th anniversary of the agency in Southeastern New Brunswick at its Campaign closing. This year, through generous donations from the community the organization was able to raise $2,285,942.71 for the community.
Of the $2, 2,285,942.71 raised $1,139,541 will be reinvested through the United Way to agencies in Southeastern New Brunswick, while $389, 803 of donations will be given to specific agencies through donor designation.
Over 150 United Way supporters attended the closing celebration held at Moncton`s Community Peace Centre. They enjoyed watching as remote controlled car went from 0-60 to deliver the campaign results. They also cheered on local businesses, employees, departments, organizations, and committees who were awarded many prizes for their generous contributions to the campaign and their community. Through the commitment of donors, United Way GMSENB is able to fund 30 programs run through 28 agencies in 2014.
The UWGMSENB 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.
“It is amazing to see the support from the many individuals, businesses, departments and agencies for their community. Seeing the support the United Way continues to have after 60 years in the community is truly amazing. I want to thank everyone who helped make this campaign a success,” said 2013 Campaign Chair, Marshall Button.
At the campaign kickoff in September 2013, the United Way of Greater Moncton and Southeastern New Brunswick unveiled its highest goal to date – $2,285,742.69. The $2,285,942.71million raised brings the total collected by the local charitable organization since its founding in 1953 to over $46 million.
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 6th year in a row. With a combination of employee payroll deductions, special events and a corporate donation, the firm raised $219,522.10. Second place went to corporate donor RBC Financial Group and their employees who raised $125,906.80.
In the public sector, P.W.G.S.C.- Public Service Pension Centre took top spot raising $88,744.55, while Fisheries and Oceans placed second with $62,655.29 both through a combination of employee contributions and special events.