For the month of November, the Calgary Counselling Centre staff participated in a few different activities to support one of our valued community partners, United Way. For over 30 years, United Way has contributed to funding Calgary Counselling Centre and we were excited to participate in this year’s United Way 2013 super hero campaign. The campaign began with an exciting visit from United Way’s President and CEO, Lucy Miller.
The Communications and Fund Development departments at Calgary Counselling Centre focused on creating awareness and encouraging involvement among staff to kick off the campaign and keep people excited throughout the duration. The campaign included a bingo game, a raffle, silent auction. Not only did these activities allow for some playful competition amongst staff, but provided us an opportunity to increase communications and interactions with one another.
The Centre is very pleased that our organization has raised $4,422 for United Way, thanks to our staff, residents, interns and board. Calgary Counselling partners with other Calgary organizations to encourage and build a stronger overall community, and our important United Way partnership continues to be vital to the work we do.
Coming back to the superhero theme of this year’s United Way campaign, we want to emphasize the importance of giving back to the community and playing an active role as a Calgarian. As 2013 marks the year of a devastating flood, we saw the citizens of Calgary show humanity at its best and take the steps needed to get our city back on its feet. This proved that combining our superpowers allowed the community to rebuild as one. Remember to share your superpowers, not only when disaster strikes – but every day. Together, we can make a difference.