WINNIPEG, MB - September 15, 1998 - Since 1975, when the Employees' Charitable Fund started in it's present form, it has
contributed more than $ 3.74 million to charitable organizations in Winnipeg.
On Wednesday, September 16, the Fund will kick-off its 1998/99 campaign by encouraging all current and retired City employees to become members of the Fund and asking members to increase their contributions. The kick-off, with M.C.s Beau, Tom and Frazier of Q94 FM, will be held at City Hall from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m., with hot dogs, drinks and prizes.
During 1997, The City of Winnipeg Employees' Charitable Fund contributed $250,000 to 24 charitable organizations in Winnipeg. Contributions included $120,000 to the United Way, $22,000 to the Salvation Army, $22,000 to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, $18,000 to the Canadian Cancer Society and $8,000 to Winnipeg Harvest. Other organizations funded were the Manitoba Lung Association, Firefighters Burn Fund, Village Clinic, Alzheimer Society, Canadian Liver foundation, Kidney Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Assoc., Christmas Cheer Board, Winnipeg Volunteer Reading Aides, Poppy Day Trust Fund, Women in Second Stage Housing, Rehabilitation Centre for Children, Jocelyn House, Lyme Borrelicsis Support Group, Manitoba Brain Tumor Foundation, Manitoba Eco Network and Huntington Society of Canada.
The City of Winnipeg Employees' Charitable Fund was established in 1975. Membership is open to all of the City of Winnipeg's current and retired employees. Funds are collected through voluntary payroll deductions and distributed at the end of the year to various Winnipeg charities.