United Way campaign lauds uWaterloo efforts

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The University of Waterloo community is constantly striving for success, so it’s no surprise that we surpassed our goal of raising $230,000 for United Way KW and raised $238,000 instead. The goal amount is $20,000 more than what was raised by the uWaterloo United Way Campaign last year.

The donations will be used to support the many programs that are built around United Way KW’s three focus areas: All That Kids Can Be, From Poverty to Possibility, and Healthy People, Strong Communities. These programs are especially important now, as funding cuts by the government to programs and services are sending more and more people to the United Way for help.

“This year’s campaign has seen some unexpected challenges. Despite what we may hear in the news, companies and individuals are not confident about their current economic position," says Nancy Bird, United Way VP Resource Mobilization. "That said, we have had a few great successes as well. The University of Waterloo not only met its goal, but exceeded it, and this is not something we’ve seen a lot of this year. The energy, commitment and drive shown by the United Way Committee and the 100+ volunteers is staggering. We can’t thank you enough for all you’ve done to support your community through United Way.”

To honour our long term commitment to supporting the United Way, uWaterloo campaign supporters have been invited to the United Way’s ‘Seeing is Believing Tour’. This is your chance to learn about the work that is being done in the United Way’s three focus areas. The bus tour will begin and end at the Kingsdale Community Centre on Tuesday, December 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. If you are interested in attending, please email the United Way Office at unitdway@uwaterloo.ca.

by Elle Crevits, United Way Office Manager.

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