At Suncor, we believe in the importance of building sustainable communities. That is why we are so excited to be involved with the United Way, an organization that helps create opportunities for a better life with its support of programs and services which benefit the community.
From Sept. 29 to Oct. 31, employees across Suncor got involved in our annual United Way campaign, which brings people together to celebrate their community and looks for ways to impact positive social change.
This year’s campaign theme, “Create a Better World Together,” was reflected in our employees’ effort to raise awareness and funds for the United Way. Each of our operating areas hosted different events to bring people out and support the United Way. Events included:
- kick-off breakfasts
- fund-raising barbeques
- a bicycle race
- a climb up the CN Tower
- much more
“It’s always great to see members of our leadership team, employees and contractors getting engaged in their community,” says Cathy Glover, director of community investment at Suncor. “Employee involvement is what drives this campaign and through a donation of either time or money, our employees have helped make a difference in their communities.”
It was that passion of our employees and their commitment to this campaign that helped the 2014 Suncor United Way campaign raise more than $7.4 million for United Way chapters across Canada and the U.S.
We’d like to extend our congratulations to everyone who got involved with the United Way. Whether you volunteered your time or made a financial contribution, your participation helped address the needs of our communities and allows the United Way to continue trying to tackle difficult social issues and create positive change in our communities.