December 10, 2019, Simcoe, ON – Norfolk County staff raised more than $25,000 for charity this year as part of a regular giving program that supports a number of important community causes.

 

The program sees staff take part in “Dress Down Days” on Fridays by contributing two dollars from each week’s pay to charity.

 

“We’re extremely proud to be able to give back to the community in this way,” says CAO Chris McQueen. “There are many organizations doing fantastic work right here in Norfolk County, and our team is happy to do our part to support them.”

 

In 2018, employees collectively raised nearly $25,000 – more than double the previous year’s total.

 

This year, County employees supported a number of organizations, including:

 

  • The Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Norfolk Association for Community Living
  • Haldimand-Norfolk REACH
  • Camp Trillium
  • Riversyde 83,
  • Simcoe and District Humane Society
  • Waterford Heritage Trail
  • Salvation Army Simcoe
  • Purrfect Companions of Norfolk County
  • Lynn Valley Trail
  • Norfolk Pregnancy & Family Resource Centre
  • Alzheimer Society of Norfolk

 

 

The formal giving program has been running since 2001.