UPSE Proudly Donates $11,500 through the PEI UPSE Has a Heart Campaign!

February 14, 2020

The PEI Union of Public Sector Employees has donated $11,500 to non-profit community organizations across Prince Edward Island through the PEI UPSE Has a Heart campaign on Valentine’s Day.

Karen Jackson, President of UPSE, said “the annual campaign is about UPSE supporting community organizations that make a difference in the lives of Islanders.” She explained that “through UPSE Has a Heart we have been able to assist twenty-seven non-profit organizations with an average donation of $500.  We at UPSE believe that unions have a role to play in helping to strengthen our communities by supporting these wonderful organizations that provide valuable community support across the Island.”

This year’s recipients include:
PEI Special Olympics                                  PEI Ground Search and Rescue
Santa’s Angels                                              Westisle Healthy Choices                 
Big Brothers Big Sisters                               Hernewood School   
Children’s Wish Foundation                         Boys and Girls Club of Summerside
Westisle Power Lifting                                 Community Foundation of PEI
Canadian Ski Patrol                                       Hospice PEI
Sierra Club                                                     Air Cadets, 60 Squadron
Kings Playhouse                                            CNIB
Summerside Air Cadets, 53 Squadron           Three Rivers 50+ Group                                                       
Friends of Confederation Centre Library       First Baptist Church
Joyriders                                                          Hillsborough Youth Group
MADD Canada                                               The Little Free Pantry
Nature PEI                                                       Cooper Institute
Charlottetown Boys and Girls

For more information, or to arrange an interview, please contact Mark Barrett at 892-5335 or email mbarrett@peiupse.ca