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United Way Invites You to Support Your Neighbours During Their Annual Fundraising Campaign

NEWS RELEASE
Tuesday, October 05, 2021

United Way Invites You to Support Your Neighbours
During Their Annual Fundraising Campaign

United Way British Columbia – working with communities in BC’s Interior, Lower Mainland and Central & Northern Vancouver Island’s annual fundraising campaign has started. Workplaces and individuals are already showing their local love!

United Way British Columbia is proud to work closely once again with over 300 local workplaces in central and northern Vancouver Island that support their fundraising through individual one-time or monthly payroll donations.

“Coastal Community is a long-time supporter of the United Way’s strong network of programs and services for the vulnerable in our communities,” said Allyson Prescesky, Senior Manager, Community and Communications for the credit union. “Our employees truly care about where they live and work, and the United Way’s Payroll Giving campaign is a wonderful way to give back to our local communities in these tough times.”

“This is another unique year for our fundraising campaign. The impacts of the pandemic have compounded over the last two years putting our vulnerable neighbours at even more risk. This year, our communities are facing challenges we have never seen before as the landscape continuously shifts—and we have to adapt,” says Signy Madden, Regional Director, United Way British Columbia, Central and Northern Vancouver Island region. “Thanks to the generous support of our donors we can keep helping our local communities and strengthen vital connections.”

So far this year, thanks to the generosity of local donors and support from the federal government, United Way British Columbia expects to support over 24,500 people in need from the Malahat to Port Hardy through 53 agencies running 78 programs.

Last year United Way helped over 120,550 people in partnership with 182 local agencies through 254 programs thanks to local donors and an increase in support from the federal government to help our communities navigate pandemic concerns.

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Vulnerable individuals can get help when they need it because of local donations and support of United Way British Columbia. You can find United Way’s 2020-2021 Community Impact Report on their website.

Individuals and workplaces interested in hosting a United Way fundraising campaign and show their local love for their community can visit uwcnvi.ca/workplace or email KristinaG@uwbc.ca. To learn how donations impact your local region visit uwcnvi.ca/vital-connections.

      

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Media Contact

Manager, Marketing and Communications
United Way British Columbia – working with communities in BC’s Interior, Lower Mainland and Central & Northern Vancouver Island
NicoleB@uwbc.ca  

 

About United Way British Columbia – working with communities in BC’s Interior, Lower Mainland and Central & Northern Vancouver Island  

United Way supports healthy, caring and inclusive communities by strengthening vital connections that support people in need. Representing the six regions of Central and Northern Vancouver Island, East Kootenay, Lower Mainland, Southern Interior, Thompson Nicola Cariboo, and Trail and District, our organization serves a population of more than 4 million people, with a focus on kids and youth, seniors, poverty, mental health and food security. www.uwbc.ca