Message from the Defence Team Champion for the 2021 National Defence Workplace Charitable Campaign (NDWCC)
August 12, 2021 - Defence Stories
Dear Defence Team Members,
It is a great privilege for me to be Defence Team Champion for the 2021 National Defence Workplace Charitable Campaign (NDWCC), our campaign will launch on 10 September.
NDWCC is the Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces’ contribution to the larger Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign (GCWCC).
We collectively show great generosity each year, helping to ensure the GCWCC remains the most successful workplace fundraising campaign in the country with 29 Million dollars raised in 2020. Last year, contributions from DND totaled 2.5 million dollars. I know the past year was difficult, but for the most part Defence Team members have continued to support their communities as volunteers and as part of Operations VECTOR, LENTUS and LASER.
This year’s campaign comes as Canada continues to deal with the pandemic with some restrictions easing as vaccination rates climb across Canada. That said, we will continue to rely on a mix of virtual events and smaller in-person events with the hope that as the campaign progresses we will be able to conduct larger scale in-person events as well while maintaining local COVID-19 safety requirements.
This year’s NDWCC slogan is ‘Stronger Together’. The slogan was chosen with the theme of inclusivity and the sentiment of togetherness. A great reminder that, despite the hardships of the past year, the community ties that bind us, remain in place.
Donating this year is easier than ever: you can do so online via ePledge, which will be available to all Defence Team members beginning on 30 August. This link will be distributed as part of our Campaign launch and provides “donor’s choice,” meaning you choose the organizations you would most like to support.
You can also use FlipGive, a team fundraising website and app, to direct a portion of your purchases from any of 300 retailers to NDWCC charities.
Remember, no donation is too small. Every cent given makes a real difference to Canadians in need.
Thank you for your support.
Vice-Admiral Craig Baines
Commander, Royal Canadian Navy
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