UPSE Has a Heart

February 14, 2019

Union Donates $15,000 through PEI UPSE Has a Heart campaign


Pic L-R: Karen Jackson (President, UPSE), Mel Gallant (Treasurer, Joy Riders), and Chrissy Murphy (Chair, Public Relations Committee, UPSE)

The PEI Union of Public Sector Employees has donated to 27 non-profit community organizations in Prince Edward Island through the PEI UPSE Has a Heart campaign. Karen Jackson, President of PEI UPSE, said “the annual campaign is about our union supporting community organizations that make a difference for Islanders across the province.”

UPSE members contribute 10 cents of their dues (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 $15,000 in total. Jackson thanked the members of UPSE for making the campaign possible. She said “Unions have a strong role to play in helping others and strengthening our communities.”

This year’s recipients include:

PEI Special Olympics                            PEI Ground Search and Rescue
Women’s Network PEI                        Society of St.Vincent de Paul
Big Brothers Big Sisters                        Young at Heart Inc.      
PEI Ladies Auxiliary of the CNIB         Boys and Girls Club of Summerside
Westisle Power Lifting                          Healthy Choices Program
Canadian Ski Patrol                              Winsloe Lions Club
Sierra Club                                           Air Cadets 60 Squad
Kings Playhouse                                   Kensington Meals on Wheels
Kensington Lions Club                          Camp Kier
Community Volunteer Tax                   Alzheimer Society of PEI
Friends of Confederation Centre Library          First Baptist Church
Cat Action Team PEI                             Joyriders
Summerside Lions Club                       Hillsborough Youth Centre
Blooming House