Winnipeggers stepped up to raise over $18.9 million dollars for our home community of Winnipeg, Manitoba through United Way last year and CanadaDrugs.com was recognized as a Gold Standard partner for helping to raise over $90,000 as part of this community effort.
The United Way supports programs and strategies that offer young people an alternative to the streets, help families achieve financial independence, and improves neighbourhood health and personal well-being. It’s dedicated to building stronger, safer, healthier communities. The United Way is active in 45 countries around the world, and makes positive contributions in over 1800 communities. It’s a safe bet that the United Way is active in your community and you can learn more about your local organization too by visiting their website and find out you can help.
In addition to the Gold Standard recognition, CanadaDrugs.com also was given a Quantum Leap award, which signifies that we were able to raise our donations as a company over 25% since 2010. We’re extremely proud of this recognition and our entire organization at our head office is already working hard to top our 2011-contribution level. Through the generous corporate matching of our CEO and President Kris Thorkelson our employees are able to make a real difference in our community through the United Way.