With the launch of the Waterloo United Way Campaign approaching, the Festival Room in South Campus Hall was filled with sentiments about supporting the community at the Volunteer Training Luncheon on September 26.
“It was exciting to see such strong interest and enthusiasm from all the volunteers,” said Richard Wells, co-chair for the university’s campaign. “We’ve set our goal for $230,000, and with their help we’ll reach it.”
Tim Jackson, Vice-President, University Relations and Ken McGillivray, Vice-President, Advancement (pictured above) donned their aprons and served up soup on Wednesday, September 19 at the university’s United Way Leadership Lunch. Soup was served to over 50 people as a reminder that soup kitchens are the reality for some local community members.
The Waterloo United Way Campaign starts on October 1, but it’s never too early to contribute. Just as valuable as a monetary donation, is a donation of your time. The United Way’s Day of Caring is happening on September 19, and September 14 is the last day to register as a volunteer.
Staff members from across the university are joining forces for the Waterloo United Way campaign, which will run from October 1 to 31, 2012. The team hopes to raise $230,000 in donations, with 15 per cent participation.