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Toronto, Jan 21 (Canadian-Media): An announcement was made by the City of Toronto, Ontario employees a couple of days back of their successful raising a record-breaking fundraising total of $1.7 million for its United Way Employee Campaign crossing their annual campaign fundraising goal set at $1.5 million for 2017 for the 17th consecutive year, media reports said.
Toronto Public Service campaign was joined by the agencies and corporations such as Toronto Public Library, Toronto Zoo, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Toronto Parking Authority, and Exhibition Place and were successful in raising this this year's total representing three-percent increase over the previous fundraising total of $1.65 million in 2016.
"On behalf of City Council, I commend the Toronto Public Service on another extraordinary campaign," Toronto Mayor John Tory was reported to state.
John Tory: Facebook page
"Our employees' contributions to the United Way each year help build stronger neighbourhoods and improve the quality of life for Torontonians," Tory added.
"Many residents rely on the outstanding programs and services the United Way provides, and I am proud of the Toronto Public Service for its dedication, commitment and generous support," City Manager Peter Wallace, who serves as a member of the United Way Toronto & York Region Campaign Cabinet was reported to state.
United Way: Facebook
Events included in this year's employee campaign were: the Civic Run, the Civic Gala and about 200 special events across work locations to raise funds including (CUPE Local 79, CUPE Local 416, the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters' Association, Toronto Public Library Workers Union CUPE Local 4948 and COTAPSA.
Toronto Professional Firefighters' Association: Twitter
"With the exceptional work of countless volunteers and City staff, we have surpassed our fundraising target for the 17th straight time. Staff have again exceeded themselves in support of this important cause so that United Way agencies are better able to offer hope and opportunities to those who are most vulnerable," Campaign Co-patrons John Livey, Deputy City Manager, and Frank Ramagnano, President of the Toronto Professional Firefighters' Association were reported to state.
John Livey: Facebook
Frank Ramagnano: Twitter
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)