United Wy building support for agencies

The United Way is currently in the midst of its annual campaign to generate funds for 25 local non-profit community agencies.

North Okanagan residents are being urged to support programs that benefit their friends, loved ones and neighbours.

The United Way is currently in the midst of its annual campaign to generate funds for 25 local non-profit community agencies.

“Our financial goal for this year is $300,000 which reflects the genuine need for services in our communities.” said Linda Yule, United Way executive director.

“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.”

Yule says United Way believes in building strong communities by ensuring children are healthy and ready to start school, that youth are engaged, that seniors can live independently and those with challenges receive the support they need.

“We have many steadfast, long-term donors who give individually or through their workplace payroll deduction program, as well as corporate donors. We thank them all for their generosity,” she said.

“When you donate to United Way, your money goes into the community fund, a pool of donations that draws on the combined strength of donors like you, to strengthen individuals, families and communities by supporting services that improve people’s lives. The community fund helps in the short term by meeting immediate needs and in the long term by addressing the root causes of social issues.”

For more information or to donate, go to unitedwaynocs.com or call 250-549-1346.