Union Gas has been part of the fabric of Ontario communities for over a century - we live and work in more than 400 communities across the province. Our success is shared with the communities we serve and that's why we are passionate about giving back. When communities thrive, we thrive.
And what better way to give back than through support of United Way. Through United Way, individuals and families in communities across Ontario have access to vital social services that quite simply change their living conditions for the better. United Way is an exceptional organization because it focuses on and continually assesses the needs of the community and directs funds and creates programs to meet those needs. By working together, stronger communities are being built.
2017 United Way Recap
- Total funds raised: Over $1,009,476
- Funds raised for United Way of Chatham-Kent: $600,026
- Fundraising highlights: Online auction, bake sales, golf tournaments and more
Each year, the Union Gas United Way fundraising campaign is led by a dedicated group of company volunteers from across the province.
In 2017, Union Gas employees and retirees raised over 1 million for United Ways across the province. Leading the way was a donation of $600,026 for United Way of Chatham-Kent, the home community of Union Gas.
"At Union Gas we are proud of being active members in the communities we serve and working with our community partners to help improve the lives of individuals and families," said Steve Baker, president, Union Gas. "Every year, our employees and retirees put their heart and soul into the campaign. They demonstrate their strong commitment to our communities and work hard to raise funds to support the United Way and the work they do to improve the quality of life for people in need."
The money itself will be spread among 27 United Ways across Ontario, highlighting the strong partnership and bond Union Gas and its more than 2,300 employees have formed with United Way over the years.
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