Brockville – 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 http://www.uwlg.org.