SaskEnergy staff proud to support their communities through United Way!
SaskEnergy staff are known to donate their time and money to support those who support others. The company’s United Way campaign is a perfect example of this.
This year’s SaskEnergy United Way Campaign raised $35,374.50 for the United Way and its initiatives!
“SaskEnergy and the United Way have been working together for nearly 20 years and we are proud to support all of the important work this organization does each year in our province,” says Mark Guillet, SaskEnergy President and CEO.
This year, United Way has a special focus on supporting children, through initiatives such as 211 Saskatchewan and the Summer Success program.
The SaskEnergy campaign provided staff the opportunity to support the local United Way where they live and work. Many SaskEnergy staff, including those at our Weyburn office, donated their time, talents and treasures to benefiting their local United Way.
For the last 30 years, staff at our Weyburn office have been supporting the Communithon, a one-day live telethon in support of the Weyburn United Way. Through payroll deductions, employee contributions have totalled over $42,000. For this year’s event, $3,639 was raised!
“When I helped start our involvement in the Communithon in 1993, we raised $705,” says Michell Giroux, who works at SaskEnergy’s Weyburn office. “I had no idea at that time this office would still be giving and actively participating 30 years later.”
Proceeds raised for the Communithon are distributed between 10 local member agencies that provide services within the community.
Aside from the money raised, some members of the Weyburn office also donated their time to the event itself.
“Volunteering makes the world go round,” says Michelle Roemer. “I’m a newer SaskEnergy employee and giving back to the community is a personal value of mine. Working for a company that does the same is priceless.”
Fellow employee April MacMillan also volunteers at the telethon event. She helps students from the local schools get lined up and ready for their performances.
“They are all so excited to see their parents and grandparents in the crowd and because they get to be on television and on the big stage,” says April. “I love being immersed in the excitement and chaos!”
Staff from the Weyburn office also made gift baskets for the event’s silent auction. They included employee Dawn Haines’ famous popcorn balls.
“I believe it is important to help our community with such a great fundraiser,” says Dawn. “I hope to continue volunteering on behalf of SaskEnergy as it is so important to support our community initiatives.”
The event’s organizers are grateful for SaskEnergy’s support over the past 30 years.
“This event would not be the same without the energy, zeal, and long-time steadfast support from everyone at the SaskEnergy Weyburn office,” says Lindsay Manko-Bauche of the Communithon Volunteer Committee. “Thanks for being the ‘energy’ that supports the whole community!”