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Media advisory,
Thursday, September 20, 2018, 11 a.m.,
Headquarters, lobby,
United Way Greater Toronto Fundraising Kick-Off

Broadcast time: 04:59
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Office of the Chief

The 2018 Toronto Police Service United Way Greater Toronto annual fundraising campaign will kick off in the lobby of police headquarters on Thursday, September 20, 2018, at 11 a.m.

Chief Mark Saunders will be joined at the kick-off by Toronto Police Services Board Vice-Chair Councillor Jim Hart, Senior Officers' Organization President Superintendent Robert Johnson, Toronto Police Association President Mike McCormack, and United Way Greater Toronto Senior Vice President of Donor Relations & Marketing Goody Gibson.

A sock drive to benefit people using United Way agencies will also be launched with the help of Superintendent Reuben Stroble, McGregor Industries Vice President of Sales Rob Stanley and Haven Toronto Executive Director Lauro Monteiro.

A donation box for new socks will be set up at Toronto Police Service headquarters as well as police stations. It is estimated that people using shelters in the city will walk as many as 15 km each day to access social services.

Toronto Police Service United Way Greater Toronto fundraising has seen over $9 million raised by Service members over the past 20 years.

Kevin Masterman, Corporate Communications, for Superintendent Reuben Stroble, 55 Division