First of all, I want to extend my congratulations to the Thompson Nicola Cariboo United Way. We work with them closely each year and are elated to hear they raised $2.178 Million Dollars in 2012, a 9% increase over last year! We were able to raise $12,820 in company donations and hope to improve that total in 2013!
In addition, each employee at iCompass donates to a “Casual Fund” which allows staff to wear casual dress to work. Every December we take the money and use it to sponsor one or two families in need through the local YMCA – YWCA Women’s Emergency Shelter.
On top of employee donations, Chantelle Stone hosts an annual fundraising event with all the proceeds going to our Christmas Hampers. This year, I am proud to announce that we raised $1,500! As a result, we sponsored two families in need over the holiday. They received trees, gifts and Christmas dinner.
Congratulations again to United Way, and to the entire Kamloops community. We are proud to be a small part of their growing success.