PEI UPSE Has a Heart

February 25, 2016


Union Donates $14,300 through PEI UPSE Has a Heart campaign

The PEI Union of Public Sector Employees has donated $14,300 to non-profit community organizations across Prince Edward Island through the PEI UPSE Has a Heart campaign. Karen Jackson, President of PEI UPSE, says the UPSE Has a Heart campaign is all about the membership helping to support community organizations in Prince Edward Island that make a difference for Islanders; organizations like the Alzheimer Society of PEI, Children’s Wish Foundation and the Special Olympics.  

PEI UPSE members contribute 10 cents per pay to a social fund that the union first established in 1984. Member contributions this year allowed the UPSE Has a Heart campaign to donate $14,300 in total.  “I want to thank our members for making this special campaign possible. Through UPSE Has a Heart we have been able to assist thirty-six organizations with the average donation being approximately $400,” says Jackson.


Pic (L-R) Karen Jackson (UPSE President), Chris MacPherson (Special Olympics), and Chrissy Murphy (Chair, UPSE PR Committee).  Karen Jackson presents Chris MacPherson with a cheque for $500 in support of the Special Olympics.  Chris is a member of the Special Olympics PEI Curling Team.  

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

Spay Aid PEI             PEI Ground Search & Rescue          Cat Action Team    

People First               Summerside Sea Cadets              Alzheimer Society of PEI     

Victoria Quilts           Schizophrenia Society                     Emyvale Recreation Centre                                                              

West Prince Family Violence Prevention Services            Westisle Power Lifting                            

Healthy Choices          First Baptist Suppers                    Island Peace                 

Hillsboro Youth Group    Heart and Stroke Foundation    Children’s Wish Foundation                                                   

John Howard Society      Young Men Can Achieve       PEI Rape and Sexual Assault Centre                                                    

Kings Playhouse         Elm Street School Breakfast Program       Special Olympics

Murphy’s Centre Tax Preparation       Hemophilia Society      Mental Health Outreach                                      

Island Pregnancy Centre     Summerside Boys and Girls Club       Canadian Cancer Society          

Big Brothers Big Sisters       CNIB Ladies Auxiliary          St. Mary’s Volunteer Group                                                   

PEI Citizen Advocacy         Kensington Lions Club          Kensington Meals on Wheels                                                     

Athena Breakfast Program