Outstanding achievement: DCC exceeds its 2016 charitable campaign goal

On October 17, 2016, DCC held a mid-campaign event in Ottawa. Photo (l to r): Kristen Williams, Véronique Wolff, James Paul, Shelley Steinburg, Executive Director of Main Street Community Services, and Scott Carruthers.
On October 17, 2016, DCC held a mid-campaign event in Ottawa. Photo (l to r): Kristen Williams, Véronique Wolff, James Paul, Shelley Steinburg, Executive Director of Main Street Community Services, and Scott Carruthers.

DCC reported an outstanding year for its annual contribution to the Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign. The gifts support the United Way, Healthpartners and thousands of registered Canadian charities.

The total contribution made by DCC employees of $101,378 represents a 38 percent increase over the DCC Workplace Charitable Campaign (DCCWCC) national goal of $73,500. "This amazing achievement is the result of the dedication and caring nature of DCC's employees," said James Paul, President and CEO. "We have a solid tradition of giving generously and making a difference in our communities."

Through donations, payroll deductions and fundraising activities at sites right across the country, DCC showed its support for those who are less fortunate.

Not surprisingly, food activities continued to play a key role in raising funds—with bake sales, pancake breakfasts, corn boil, and the ever-popular international lunch. Competitive activities also returned with golf and hockey tournaments, the CF-18 pull in Bagotville, pumpkin-carving and Halloween contests. The national silent auction also attracted a high number of keen bidders who were on the lookout for interesting and entertaining items.

In addition, DCC employees and their DND colleagues had numerous opportunities to support each other’s fundraising campaigns and spend time together all in support of a great cause. DCC's dedicated site volunteers, supported by the DCCWCC National Committee of Kristen Williams, Natalie Strand, Richard Danis and Lucie Frigon were a big reason why the 2016 campaign was such a resounding success.

"Giving to our communities is always top of mind for our employees," says Paul. "I wouldn't be surprised if our employees are already starting to plan and fundraise for next year's campaign."


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