UPSE Has a Heart

March 16, 2018

Union donates $11,500 through UPSE Has A Heart campaign

The PEI Union of Public Sector Employees recently donated $11,500 to non-profit community organizations across Prince Edward Island through the PEI UPSE Has a Heart campaign.  UPSE members contribute 10 cents per pay to a social fund that makes the campaign possible. The President of UPSE, Karen Jackson, thanks the membership for making this special campaign a reality and for assisting thirty-four organizations with donations between $200 and $500.


Pic (L-R) Chris MacPherson (Special Olympics), Karen Jackson (UPSE President), and Jordan Koughan (Special Olympics).  Karen presents Chris and Jordan with a cheque for $500 in support of the Special Olympics. 

President Jackson says the UPSE Has a Heart campaign is about supporting community organizations that make a difference for Islanders; organizations like the PEI Women’s Institute, Canadian Mental Health Association, Special Olympics PEI and many more.

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

Special Olympics PEI

Santa’s Angels                                                                                                                               

Community Legal Information Association                                                                                            

Joy Riders                                                                                                                                                     

PEI Rape and Sexual Assault Centre                                                                                                  

Learning Disabilities Association                                                                                                             

PEI Home and School Board                                                                                                       

Arthritis Society                                                                                                                                           

PEI Ground Search and Rescue                                                                                                                        

Women’s Auxiliary of CNIB                                                                                                                         

4-H PEI                                                                                                                                                    

Family Services PEI                                                                                                                                

Big Brothers Big Sisters                                                                                                                                  

Westisle Healthy Choices                                                                                                                            

Westisle Power Lifting                                                                                                                        

Summerside Sea Cadets          

Elder Dog PEI                                                                                                                                                       

PEI Women’s Institute                                                                                                                                  

Council of Canadians                                                                                                                                   

PEI Crimestoppers

PEI Chapter Canadian Hemophilia Society

New London Fire Company                                                                                                                  

PEI Citizen Advocacy                                                                                                            

Spay Aid PEI                                                                                                                                

Kings Playhouse                                                                                                                                            

PEI Bluegrass & Old Time Music Society                                                                                          

Friends of Confederation Centre Library                                                                                               

Children’s Wish Foundation                                                                                                                           

Island Peace Committee                                                                                                                   

Hillsborough Youth Program                                                                                                          

Canadian Mental Health Association                                                                                              

Atlantic Summer Institute                                                                                                                                

Cat Action Team                                                                                                                                            

Victoria Quilts