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Director announces United Way employee campaign record

As temperatures in Hamilton continue to dip below the freezing mark, the mercury is rising on the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board’s United Way employee fundraising campaign which wrapped up this week with a record-breaking tally of $100,085.

Director of Education David Hansen made the announcement at St. Bernadette Catholic Elementary School on January 17 at a staff pizza party to celebrate the “most creative school campaign.”

This year’s system goal was $92,000. Over the past several years, the board has raised between $88,000 and $91,000 through a 50/50 split of employee donations and special events.

This year’s total was both wonderful and unexpected, said Special Events Coordinator Sandra Giacinti. She adds a new online pledge form may have made giving a little easier.

Special events were also up this year. As an incentive to boost school participation, Director David Hansen promised a pizza party to the school staff which demonstrated the most spirit.

The distinction was awarded to St. Bernadette staff who flaunted their red and white spirit with a #locallove photo hashtag campaign, dress down days and daily United Way impact announcements.

Commending staff for their efforts to spread local love, Hansen said the United Way funds will help to improve lives locally.

“And we know that lots of those dollars go directly to our kids,” said Hansen, pointing to the Catholic Youth Organization (C.Y.O.), Catholic Family Services, and St. Joseph’s Healthcare.

“Lots of lives are being changed right here at home.”

The board’s United Way employee giving campaign ran from October 23 to November 23, 2018.





Staff at St. Bernadette won the Director's Pizza Party awarded to the school with the most creative United Way campaign. St. Bernadette flaunted its red and white spirit with a #locallove photo hashtag campaign, dress down days and daily United Way impact announcements.
Staff at St. Bernadette won the Director's Pizza Party awarded to the school with the most creative United Way campaign. St. Bernadette flaunted its red and white spirit with a #locallove photo hashtag campaign, dress down days and daily United Way impact announcements.

Staff at St. Bernadette won the Director's Pizza Party awarded to the school with the most creative United Way campaign. St. Bernadette flaunted its red and white spirit with a #locallove photo hashtag campaign, dress down days and daily United Way impact announcements.
Staff at St. Bernadette won the Director's Pizza Party awarded to the school with the most creative United Way campaign. St. Bernadette flaunted its red and white spirit with a #locallove photo hashtag campaign, dress down days and daily United Way impact announcements.

Staff at St. Bernadette won the Director's Pizza Party awarded to the school with the most creative United Way campaign. St. Bernadette flaunted its red and white spirit with a #locallove photo hashtag campaign, dress down days and daily United Way impact announcements.
Staff at St. Bernadette won the Director's Pizza Party awarded to the school with the most creative United Way campaign. St. Bernadette flaunted its red and white spirit with a #locallove photo hashtag campaign, dress down days and daily United Way impact announcements.

Staff at St. Bernadette won the Director's Pizza Party awarded to the school with the most creative United Way campaign. St. Bernadette flaunted its red and white spirit with a #locallove photo hashtag campaign, dress down days and daily United Way impact announcements.
Staff at St. Bernadette won the Director's Pizza Party awarded to the school with the most creative United Way campaign. St. Bernadette flaunted its red and white spirit with a #locallove photo hashtag campaign, dress down days and daily United Way impact announcements.

Staff at St. Bernadette won the Director's Pizza Party awarded to the school with the most creative United Way campaign. St. Bernadette flaunted its red and white spirit with a #locallove photo hashtag campaign, dress down days and daily United Way impact announcements.
Staff at St. Bernadette won the Director's Pizza Party awarded to the school with the most creative United Way campaign. St. Bernadette flaunted its red and white spirit with a #locallove photo hashtag campaign, dress down days and daily United Way impact announcements.

Director of Education David Hansen poses with staff at St. Bernadette School. Joining staff for a pizza party, Hansen took the opportunity to announce a United Way end-of-campaign total of $100,085. This is what #LocalLove looks like.
Director of Education David Hansen poses with staff at St. Bernadette School. Joining staff for a pizza party, Hansen took the opportunity to announce a United Way end-of-campaign total of $100,085. This is what #LocalLove looks like.

Director of Education David Hansen delivered two party-sized pizzas to St. Bernadette School as a thank you for the school's very creative and successful United Way employee campaign. A special thank you is extended to Mr. Grande Pizza on Rymal Rd., who generously donated one of the pizzas.
Director of Education David Hansen delivered two party-sized pizzas to St. Bernadette School as a thank you for the school's very creative and successful United Way employee campaign. A special thank you is extended to Mr. Grande Pizza on Rymal Rd., who generously donated one of the pizzas.

As an incentive to boost school participation in the HWCDSB's annual United Way employee giving campaign, Director of Education promised a pizza party to the school which demonstrated the most spirit. On Jan. 17, Hansen delivered on his promise, delivering two party-sized pizzas to St. Bernadette School.
As an incentive to boost school participation in the HWCDSB's annual United Way employee giving campaign, Director of Education promised a pizza party to the school which demonstrated the most spirit. On Jan. 17, Hansen delivered on his promise, delivering two party-sized pizzas to St. Bernadette School.