Aug 20, 2012

UFCW Canada Gives to a Worthy Cause

For the second year in a row, UFCW Canada has made a generous donation to Camp Jumoke, which is dedicated to enriching the lives of children with Sickle Cell Disease.  The camp was founded in 1994, by The Association for the Advancement of Blacks in Health Sciences (AABHS).  About two years ago, UFCW Canada and Faces Of Our Children adopted Camp Jumoke.

With the help of UFCW Canada's donations this year, Camp Jumoke was able to add a 7-week day camp to its list of programs and services. The new day camp featured fundamental programs and workshops that promoted development that included educational electives and tutoring sessions throughout the summer.

For approximately five years, UFCW Canada and the Minority Coalition have worked together to raise the awareness of sickle cell through educational programs, projects and events.  

UFCW Canada's Summer Splash Fundraiser for Sickle Cell Research

In addition to Sickle Cell Disease, both UFCW Canada and UFCW International have done a great deal of other charity work, most noticeably with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, in Canada and the United States. Through creative fundraising efforts, the UFCW's total contributions to leukemia research have exceeded $28 million. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society recognized the UFCW with its first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004 for the union members' more than 23 years of commitment and contributions.

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