United Way seeks support

The local United Way is reminding their individual and corporate donors that they are more vital than ever before.

The local United Way is reminding their individual and corporate donors that they are more vital than ever before.

“The United Way campaign is about more than fundraising. It’s about a vision for a community where everyone can live a good quality life. It’s about working together for the common good” said Linda Yule, executive director.

Every year more children, seniors and families are using the programs offered by the 24 United Way community partners. These community partners offer more than 30 different programs for those living in Vernon and the surrounding areas.

“Your United Way community fund helps short term by meeting immediate needs and in the long term by addressing the root causes of social issues,” said Yule.

“The goal is to help kids reach their full potential by investing in the children and youth of our community, providing opportunities to those living in poverty and helping build a stronger community.”

United Way counts on individual donors, payroll deduction program donors and corporate donors.

These people and organizations make it possible for the community partners to run their programs and services.

“We have currently only seen 60 per cent of our regular donors, but many choose to give in December,” said Yule.

“We hope they will remember United Way in their annual giving.”

To donate, go to www.unitedwaynocs.com or call 250-549-1346.

 

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