"PEI UPSE Has a Heart"

Campaign Delivers $15,000 to Local Non-Profits and Charitable Organizations

Posted Feb 21, 2012

The Prince Edward Island Union of Public Sector Employees has donated $15,000 to local non-profit groups and charitable organizations through its annual PEI UPSE Has a Heart campaign. President Shelley Ward "says the union feels it is important to put a little extra money into the hands of these important non-profit organizations that provide essential services to our communities throughout Prince Edward Island."

PEI UPSE members contribute 10 cents per pay toward a social fund that was first established in the union back in 1984. President Ward thanks the 5000 members of PEI UPSE for their hard work and support of the PEI UPSE Has a Heart initiative.

President Ward said that "this year's campaign enabled the union to provide checks for thirty-five groups with the average donation being around $400". The top donation this year of $1000 went to the Hospice Palliative Care Association of PEI.

(L-R) Pam MacKinnon (Chair, Public Relations and Recreation Committee, PEI UPSE), Kip Holloway (Hospice Palliative Care Association of PEI), and Shelley Ward (President, PEI UPSE).

Please see the complete list of this year's recipients:

Young at Heart Theatre
Kings County Community Mental Health Outreach Group
Prince St. School Elementary School
East Prince Women's Information Centre
Hospice Palliative Care Assn. of PEI
Lady Holland IODE
Tignish Special Needs Housing 2011 Inc.
CAT Action Team
PEI Crime Stoppers
Special Olympics
Callaghan Breakfast Club
Power of Change
PEI Provincial Chapter IODE
First Baptist Church
Schizophrenia Society of PEI
Notre Dame Place
Children's Wish Foundation of PEI
Generation XX
Friends of Confederation Centre Library
Esther Finkle Fund for Kids
Heart & Stroke Foundation
PEI Chapter of the Canadian Hemophilia Society
PEI Ground Search and Rescue
Island Chaplaincy Inc.
Camp Gencheff
Anderson House
Hillsboro Helping Hands
Big Brothers/Big Sisters PEI
Souris Consolidated School
Souris Caring Heart Club
Birchwood Human Rights & Holocaust Studies Program
Mermaid Tears Sea Glass Festival
Camp Keir
Skate Canada PEI
PEI People First