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United Way Surpasses 2011 Campaign Goal of $925,000!

Feb 9

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Cobourg, ON – February 9th, 2012 – The Northumberland United Way 2011 Campaign was kicked off by a parade of Super Heroes back in September, announcing a goal of $925,000 and at the Campaign Recognition Breakfast today, a team of everyday Super Heroes decked out as Clark Kent look-alikes revealed the campaign total to be $927,928!

Campaign Chair Stephen Della Casa stated, "I had always known this to be a very generous community, but now I've had the privilege to see just what that means first hand. While many studies have told us that giving is trending down in Canada, we've seen the opposite here in Northumberland. The Northumberland United Way asked for your support, and you responded. On behalf of all those who will benefit from the dollars raised, thank you!"

The announcement received loud vocal support from a packed house at the Best Western Inn & Convention Centre. Awards were given out to many companies and groups, large and small, who dug deeper than ever this year to make their contributions to United Way and help achieve this remarkable goal.

For the first time, three local industries were recognized for donating a cumulative total of over
$1 million dollars each to United Way. Accepting the Million Dollar Milestone awards were Cameco Corporation, CpK Interior Products and Belden. This is a tremendous achievement by these three companies, their employees and their union locals and United Way is very grateful for the ongoing support.

United Way Board Chair Pam Went stated, “We knew that we had set a stretch goal but we also knew that it reflected what Northumberland United Way and its funded agencies needed in order to continue to deliver the programs and services that our community counts on. Our donors listened and in turn “stretched” their support to meet the need.”

United Way is dedicated to creating opportunities for a better life for everyone in our communities by helping individuals, families and neighbourhoods realize their full potential. United Way is a leader in understanding root causes of social issues and bringing together people and resources to create real change in people's lives, meaningful, positive, lasting change. Not just for today, but for the long term.

The United Way thanks Brad Willcocks and his staff at the Best Western for generously donating the breakfast.

Below is a list of the awards presented at the breakfast.

For more information, please contact:
Lynda Kay, CEO
lkay@nuw.unitedway.ca or (905) 372-6955


Award Recipients 2011


  • Cameco Corporation
  • CpK Interiors
  • Sabic Innovative Plastics
  • Esco Limited
  • Strapex
  • YMCA Northumberland


  • Cobourg Police Services
  • Staples
  • Ganaraska Financial Services
  • Rotary Club of Cobourg
  • Carpenters’ Union
  • Lion’s Club
  • Northumberland County
  • Northumberland Children’s Aid Society

Rotary Club of Northumberland Sunrise

  • Media Partners
  • 107.9 The Breeze / Star 93.3
  • Northumberland News
  • Northumberland Today
  • SNAP Northumberland West
  • Northumberland View.ca

Special Events

  • Cameco Challenge the Dragon – Cameco Corporation, Ganaraska Financial Services, BDO Dunwoody, Spring Street Chiropractic, Town of Cobourg, Cobourg Dragon Boat and Canoe Club
  • Port Hope & District Chamber of Commerce
  • Burnham Family Farm Market
  • SMM Law
  • The Woodlawn Inn
  • Fleming College
  • Northumberland West Curling Club
  • Kenneth Bell – King of Glitz
  • West Northumberland Curling Club
  • Giant Tiger


Education (over $1,000)

  • KPR Board of Education
  • PVNC Board of Education
  • CR Gummow Elementary School
  • Notre Dame Elementary School
  • St. Anthony’s School
  • St. Mary’s Secondary School

Financial Division

  • BMO Bank of Montreal, Cobourg
  • BMO Bank of Montreal, Port Hope
  • Scotiabank, Cobourg
  • Scotiabank, Port Hope
  • Scotiabank, Northumberland Mall
  • RBC Royal Bank, Cobourg
  • RBC Royal Bank, Port Hope
  • Ganaraska Financial Services, Cobourg
  • Ganaraska Financial Services, Port Hope
  • Kawartha Credit Union, Cobourg
  • CIBC, Cobourg
  • CIBC, Port Hope
  • CIBC, Brighton
  • CIBC, Colborne
  • TD Canada Trust, Cobourg
  • TD Canada Trust, Port Hope
  • TD Canada Trust, Campbellford

Agencies and their Events

  • Northumberland Big Sisters Big Brothers
  • Kinark Child & Family Services
  • Community Living West Northumberland
  • The Help Centre
  • Northumberland Services for Women
  • St. John Ambulance
  • The READ Centre
  • Learning Disabilities Association Northumberland Services
  • YMCA Northumberland
  • Northumberland Community Counselling Centre
  • VON Northumberland

“Leaders in Giving” Employee Campaigns

  • Town of Cobourg
  • Township of Cramahe
  • Lakefront Utilities
  • Municipality of Port Hope
  • Municipality of Trent Hills
  • HKPR Health Unit
  • Vandermeer Toyota
  • Port Hope Area Initiative
  • Children’s Aid Society
  • Lynch, Rutherford and Tozer
  • Northumberland Hills Hospital
  • Northumberland County
  • Akzo Nobel Wood Coatings
  • Cameco Corporation (Local 13173 USW, Local 8562 USW and Local 14193 USW)
  • Cpk Interior Products (Local 889 USW)
  • Esco Limited (Local 7175 USW)
  • Belden (Local 7175 USW)
  • Behan Construction
  • Columbus McKinnon (CAW Local 222)
  • Coveright Surfaces
  • Horizon Plastics (Local 175 United Food and Commercial Workers)
  • Sabic Innovative Plastics
  • Strapex Canada
  • Weetabix (Local 175 United Food and Commercial Workers)
  • Warkworth Institution

Special Recognition

  • Northumberland Labour Council

Million Dollar Milestone Award

  • Cameco Corporation
  • CpK Interiors
  • Belden