Crayola Canada continues its support of United Way

By Lindsay Advocate

Pictured left to right: Mike Soehner and Paul Murphy from Crayola Canada present a cheque for $40,000 to Penny Barton Dyke, Shantal Ingram and Emily Beall from the United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Crayola Canada presented a cheque for $40,000 to United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes this week and along with this donation, the employees raised nearly $7,000 through their workplace campaign. This is the highest workplace campaign for Crayola to date.

“Our company has had a long-standing relationship supporting United Way CKL – more than 30 years. We are dedicated to our commitment toward corporate social responsibility in the community.  We know people in our community need help more than ever as we move through the pandemic and we are proud that we can continue to support the important efforts of the UWCKL” according to Paul Murphy, general manager of Crayola Canada.

Although the annual Crayola Sale has had to be cancelled for a second year in a row, United Way Executive Director, Penny Barton Dyke said, “Crayola has always been outstanding in its support of our work and we have developed a deeper partnership through the Edwin Binney’s Community Garden.  The garden is a multi-pronged approach to issues of food security and supporting food programs and in addition it is an education centre.  With the use of this land owned by Crayola, we have produced over 34,400 pounds of food to date that has been donated to agencies to help fight hunger in Kawartha Lakes and in Haliburton areas.” 

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