Pie-faced Campbell River London Drugs employees store manager Kevin Ellison (left) and department manager Ryan Halstead raise the United Way flag after a fun pie-throwing fundraiser recently.

Good natured pie-throwing benefits United Way in Campbell River

The employees at London Drugs in Campbell River celebrated raising $6,083 for the United Way

The employees at London Drugs in Campbell River celebrated raising $6,083 for the United Way fundraising campaign Change starts here by some good-natured pie throwing.

The 2012/13 campaign raised $91,500 in the Campbell River campaign to support 12 critically needed local programs in the community.

“London Drugs had 43 of their employees participate in United Way giving this year and we are thrilled to have them as loyal United Way supporters,” said Signy Madden, United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island. “London Drugs employees know that their donations go directly towards programs that help the vulnerable in the community and that without their support many people would not have services when they need them most.”

London Drugs Campbell River store had an employee giving participation rate of nearly 75 per cent, which was #1 in the company across the country and they raised 10 per cent more than they did the previous year.

Employee giving programs, donations and volunteers are sought throughout the year. Contact UWCNVI at 250-729-7400 or info@uwcnvi.ca or visit www.uwcnvi.ca to learn more how you can help.

About UWCNVI

Since 1958, United Way CNVI has invested in programs and services that help people to improve their lives and that strengthen our community. UWCNVI is able to fund 44 charities supporting 50 programs in the region.