OLG and its employees chip in $2,100 for Durham United Way in Oshawa


Published February 16, 2022 at 3:22 pm

OLG and its employees are contributing close to $120,000 to support the United Way in communities across Ontario, with nearly $2,100 dedicated to Durham Region.

As part of its support for the United Way, OLG launched a new virtual promotion last July called “Collecting for the Community”, which included a commitment by OLG of $50,000 in funds for United Ways across Ontario.

‘Collecting for the Community’ was intended to replicate the same experience that was offered at on-site activations at OLG sponsored events prior to the pandemic.

From July 19, 2021 to January 3, 2022, players 18 years and older who visited CollectingfortheCommunity.ca could play the free activity, and through their participation, could secure additional funding for their local United Way and benefit their community.

As part of the promotion, each of the 27 United Ways in Ontario is guaranteed to receive $1,000, but player participation in the ‘Collecting for the Community’ promotion increases the local contribution.

“Giving back is at the heart of all we do and we are proud of the role we play in making Ontario stronger,” said Duncan Hannay, OLG’s President and CEO. “OLG and our employees have a long, meaningful history with the United Way in Ontario. It is an important community partner that supports vulnerable populations through numerous charities and community assistance programs.”

In addition to the $50,000 contributed through the ‘Collecting for the Community’ promotion, OLG’s employee-driven 2021 United Way fundraising campaign raised close to $70,000.

“As the pandemic continues to impact communities across Ontario, our friends and neighbours facing challenges – and the frontline community workers working so hard to serve them – need our support like never before,” said Daniele Zanotti, United Way Greater Toronto President and CEO. “Thank you to OLG corporate and staff for once again standing with community and demonstrating that we truly are in this together.”

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