By Don Kayne, President and CEO
This fall, our Canadian operations participated in the long-time tradition of the Canfor United Way fundraising campaign. For two weeks, each operation held a variety of fundraising events to raise much-needed funds for United Way programs in each of our communities.
We are very proud to announce our fundraising efforts raised $331,000! While this total includes the company’s $50,000 donation, the vast majority was raised by employees, which highlights their fundraising creativity and generosity. This total surpasses the totals raised in the past several years and is an incredible statement about our employees and their commitment to United Way and helping their communities.
Once again, we held an internal competition to see which location raised the most amount per employee. Congratulations to our Canfor Administration Centre for winning this challenge. We also had 12 locations increase their campaign totals over last year, which is very impressive.
The United Way campaign highlights our generosity and fundraising spirit and this year was no exception. We can all be very proud of what we can accomplish together and the difference our fundraising efforts will make in our communities.
We also have several of our US locations participate in their own United Way campaigns at different times of the year.
To learn more about Canfor’s commitment to supporting its communities, see our Community Giving page.