P&WC employees donate $1.2M to Centraide’s annual campaign

P&WC employees donate $1.2M to Centraide’s annual campaign

3-Jan-2012 Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada

Pratt & Whitney Canada employees and retirees in Quebec have once again generously supported Centraide of Greater Montreal, donating more than $1.2 million to the organization’s annual campaign. Employees have donated $1 million or more for seven consecutive years. P&WC is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.

“The pride in our employees and retirees grows every year as we continue to help the less fortunate members of our communities,” said Benoit Brossoit, Senior Vice President, Global Operations, P&WC. A cheque was presented for $1,218,693 to Michèle Thibodeau-DeGuire, President and Executive Director of Centraide, during a ceremony held at P&WC’s Longueuil facility.

“We are honoured to receive this incredible generosity from P&WC employees and retirees and committed to playing such a vital role in supporting worthy causes throughout the Greater Montreal region,” said Thibodeau-DeGuire.

P&WC’s Centraide campaign, held at its Quebec facilities this fall, featured a number of creative activities to raise money, including a spaghetti lunch, a variety show, a hockey ticket draw and a golf tournament. The bulk of contributions came through payroll deduction, with 70 per cent of employees participating and giving a record average of $365 per employee.

P&WC’s Leaders Circle campaign, for employees who make an annual donation of over $1,000, was also highly successful, raising $469,842 from a total of 329 leaders.

“We are delighted by this year’s result and want to thank all our volunteers for working so hard to make it such a success,” said P&WC employee Lyne Leduc, director of this year’s campaign.

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