PCL believes in building strong communities by contributing time, resources, and talents to the communities in which employees live and work.
PCL employees recognize that coworkers, neighbors, and families all benefit from living in healthier, stronger communities, and they help to bring this about by providing financial support to United Way. United Way supports local agencies that offer a variety of service programs that strengthen communities and make them secure and resilient.
PCL has been involved with United Way since 1969, and every dollar contributed by PCL employees is matched 100% by the organization. In 2012, PCL and its employees across the United States raised over $3.2 million for United Way, with over $7.1 million donated company-wide – over half a million more than the previous year. Over 78% of employees across the company participated in their local fundraising campaigns through financial contributions or volunteer time.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Across North America, the PCL family of companies has committed $1 million over a two-year period to support Habitat for Humanity, an organization dedicated to building homes for deserving families. PCL employees can often be found volunteering their personal time at Habitat builds throughout the United States. PCL’s commitment to sustainability aligns with Habitat’s mission to promote positive change while demonstrating stewardship of people and natural resources.
The Red Cross responds to devastation around the world. PCL has committed $100,000 to the American Red Cross over three consecutive years, for a total of $300,000 to help fund disaster preparedness. This proactive donation maximizes funds by supporting response preparations before disaster strikes, rather than reactively funding a specific disaster operation.