In the Community

SUDBURY, December 18, 2020 – The 2020 Vale / USW Edgar Burton Christmas Food Drive wrapped up another successful year thanks to the generous support of the Sudbury community. The beloved holiday giving campaign is expected to collect more than 112 tons of food and a groundbreaking $233,000 in financial contributions. Those donations couldn’t come at a more opportune time, with the additional pressures placed upon the Sudbury Food Bank as a result of COVID-19. The annual campaign has collected more than 1500 tons of food since it began.

The Blue Door Soup Kitchen is one of the 117 charities across Canada to benefit from the $226,750 raised by the Steelworkers Humanity Fund.

Founded in 1985, the Steelworkers Humanity Fund is a registered charitable organization that supports Canadian communities.  USW Members contribute to the fund through clauses negotiated into collective agreements.  In some cases, employers make matching contributions to the fund.

"We wouldn't have been able to run a successful Camp-at-Home program without the $10,000 donation from the United Steelworkers Local Union 6500.  Because of you, we were able to deliver 55 Camp-at-Home boxes and put on an engaging, educational, and meaningful camp program for kids and families affected by childhood cancer and blood disorders"  -- Camp Quality