Scotiabank employees were recently recognized for their 15-year dedication to the United Way Payroll Deduction Plan

Scotiabank employees lead the way with United Way payroll deduction

As September moves into October many United Way Campaigns are beginning at workplaces all over the city

As September moves into October many United Way Campaigns are beginning at workplaces all over the city.

These fundraising campaigns are hosted by the company and challenge their employees to give back to their community.

In Campbell River you can find a perfect example of an employee driven fundraising campaign hosted by Vanessa Hamer and her fantastic team at Scotiabank. Describing their campaign as perfect is an understatement as every staff member at the bank gives to United Way in Campbell River. They have also contributed every year for the last 15 years. Without missing a single year they have truly become an active partner with United Way. You might be wondering how does an employee campaign work and how can my workplace get involved?

Employee workplace campaigns make up about 80 per cent of the United Way’s fundraising campaign and the money donated goes directly back to support the area where the employee’s home postal code is. This means the funds donated will be put towards programs that serve the area where the employee’s live; helping to strength their communities and support those in need.

The program itself is quite simple to administer: The employees fill out a single form and United Way will organize the rest in coordination with the payroll department.

With payroll deduction, the individual can choose how much to donate.

This donation is noted on the T4 form at the end of the year for tax purposes and without very much effort that individual has joined thousands of others in supporting their community through local assistance programs.

For more information about the how to get a workplace campaign going at your place of employment please call 250-287-3213 or email bvbayly@uwcnvi.ca

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