2009-04-20 - Canadian Pioneers

Message from the President for Volunteer Week

Fellow Pioneers:

Yesterday marked the beginning of Volunteer Week around the world - the largest annual celebration and recognition campaign of volunteers. From April 19th to April 25th, organizations and individuals will thank millions of volunteers. Today it?s my turn to thank you as one of the close to 20,000 Pioneers in Canada for all that you do to make our communities great places to live and work. Here are a few Canadian Pioneer facts that we should all be very proud of:

  • last year Canadian Pioneer Volunteers contributed over 250,000 volunteer hours to community service
  • through Canadian fundraising we donated over $500,000 to Canadian charities
  • Canadian Pioneers partnered with other non profit organizations to help them raise millions of dollars
  • we hand stitched over 5,000 Heart Pillows for cardiac patients
  • we donated over 3,000 Hug-A-Bears to children who experienced a traumatic situation
  • we refurbished close to 10,000 computers and donated these to Canadian schools, libraries, community groups and non-profit organizations
  • we donated over 4,200 backpacks filled with school supplies to kids in need
  • introduced Pioneers Power up to Read to hundreds of children and teachers in Canada.

...and this is just a sample of what we do every day of the year.

Enjoy your week, and again ? thank you for being a member of the world?s largest corporate based volunteer organization.

Michael


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