EDMONTON — The PCL group of companies has announced a $6.6-million donation to United Ways across North America from its overall 2016 campaign.
Twenty-eight PCL districts held fundraising campaigns to support their local United Way agencies.
The funds will go towards various partnerships, programs and services in three main sectors that United Way supports — education, income and wellness, indicated the PCL media release.
PCL's efforts during the campaign included a donation challenge towards collecting coats for kids and families, holding raffles and various office contests such as an executive dunk tank.
"In all of our operating locations across North America, PCL employees continue to do what it takes to make their communities better places to live and work. Partnering with United Way allows us to make an important impact by helping those who need it most," said Dave Filipchuk, PCL president and CEO.
"The generosity and steadfast support of PCL and its employees is seen right across North America," said Anne Smith, president and CEO, United Way of the Alberta Capital Region. "By encouraging its employees to give locally, they are able to see the impact of their donations and how they are changing lives, right in their own communities."