FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Virtual Workplace Awards Luncheon Recognizes Local Volunteers
United Way celebrates the driving force behind the campaign –Volunteers
Kingston, ON (April 14, 2021) The United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington recognized workplace volunteers who made a significant positive impact, at a virtual luncheon on April 14, 2021. The virtual event was sponsored by Bell, with attendees receiving a brown-bag Pan Chancho Café & Bakery takeout lunch of choice.
The event honoured the achievements of workplace campaigns, which make up 70 per cent of the campaign dollars. The event also recognized labour groups and local media partners.
“Volunteers are critical to the success of the campaign and in 2020, our volunteers were even more important than ever,” said Antje McNeely, 2020 Campaign Chair, United Way KFLA. “We are grateful to everyone who shares their time and talent with the United Way. The support in our community is incredible and this day is an opportunity to honour and recognize some of the volunteers who have helped make a difference in our community”.
The 2021 event saw several awards handed out including Participation Awards, Achievement Awards and Britton Smith Foundation Leadership Awards. Special Awards included Local Love Awards, Media Partners, Labour, Most Improved, and Special Recognition. Bell presented the “Voice of Community Award” In memory of Greg Hinton to Brenda Moore from the Food Sharing Project.
The complete list of the 2020 Workplace Volunteer Award winners is available online at: https://www.unitedwaykfla.ca/2020workplaceawardwinners/
About United Way of KFL&A
United Way works with individuals, organizations and key partners in KFL&A to build and strengthen the community, bringing people and resources together to facilitate change. Our vision is a future where people are self-sufficient in a community, where individuals live with hope, dignity and a sense of belonging. Visit www.unitedwaykfla.ca for more information.
Bhavana Varma, President & CEO , United Way KFLA
613-542-2674, ext. 1101, firstname.lastname@example.org