United Way Leeds & Grenville meets it’s 2018 Campaign goal!


United Way Leeds & Grenville announced today that the annual
campaign goal of $825,000 has been reached. In fact, the team raised over $866,000 if
you include the funds raised to support the Gord Brown Memorial Canada 150
Outdoor Rink. As with all of our funded projects, the Outdoor Rink meets all three of
our pillars for the community: All that Kids Can Be, Poverty to Possibility and Healthy
Strong Communities. The grand total raised will be released in the new year when all
final donations are recorded.
The United Way will continue to accept donations over the holidays. Every dollar that
is raised will go to help those in need in the Leeds & Grenville area. Tax receipts for
the 2018 calendar year will be issued for all donations made up to Dec. 31, 2018.
Thank you to those who have already donated. 2019 is going to be a tough year for
the United Way, please consider donating to our campaign in the new year as well.
The money raised by the campaign will start being distributed in the new year. United
Way volunteers will carefully review funding applications and make recommendations
to the United Way Board of Directors in the coming weeks.
“I am very proud of what our community has been able to accomplish, and want
people to know their donation positively changes lives,” said Trish Buote, UWLG
Executive Director. “Generous donations have come in from both individuals and
employees. The efforts of our workplace champions, volunteers, sponsors, Board and
staff has been phenomenal. And last, but certainly not least, is our amazing Campaign
Cabinet. We could not have done this without their insight, push and leadership in our
community. Thank you to all from the bottom of my heart.”
About United Way Leeds & Grenville
United Way Leeds & Grenville is a non-profit agency that supports 20 local partner
agencies in the community. Its mission is to improve lives and build community by
engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. UWLG is dedicated to bringing
people together to build vibrant and caring communities. For more information,
please visit www.uwlg.org.