Staff raises over $35K to help the less fortunate in York Region

The Town of Aurora is celebrating the success of its 2020 United Way employee campaign which raised a total of $35,033, reaching 140 per cent of this year’s goal.

“I am extremely proud of the efforts of Town staff for coming together to help those in need in our community especially during the difficult times we are all facing. Thank you to staff for their generosity and support,” says Mayor Tom Mrakas.

More than one-hundred and thirty Town staff contributed to the campaign through donations, online event participation and volunteering. Staff brainstormed together and came up with creative internal fundraising ideas to encourage donations in a safe manner during the pandemic. Fundraising ideas included online auctions and events, payroll deductions and more. Over the past five years, the Town of Aurora has raised more than $95,000 for the United Way.

“In an immensely challenging year, how heartening it is to see the Town of Aurora demonstrate their local love on this scale, bolstering an entire network of front-line agencies at this crucial time. Thank you for supporting your community with such admirable dedication,” says Daniele Zanotti, President & CEO, United Way Greater Toronto.

“Town staff continue to impress me with their immense dedication, care and concern for our local community. I am honoured to lead a team who continually demonstrate their commitment to proactively helping others,” says Town of Aurora CAO Doug Nadorozny.

Donations are used by United Way to fund numerous agencies throughout Peel, Toronto and York Region, including several agencies based in Aurora such as CHATS Community Home Assistance to Seniors, Girls Inc. and Yellow Brick House.

For more information on United Way York Region, please visit unitedwaytyr.com.