All the workplace campaigns, individual donations, community events, chilli competitions and barbecues have led to some exciting news for United Way Peterborough & District. Neil Morton, 2017 Campaign Chair, and Jim Russell, CEO, are thrilled to announce that with the generous support of the community United Way Peterborough is only $99,000 from goal.
Neil Morton expressed his excitement at the momentum of this year’s campaign. “This campaign has seen numerous success including many workplaces like Trent University exceeding their goals, the introduction of our inaugural Petes Plaid night, and a very generous anonymous donor providing $30k to match leadership level donations. All of this has happened while faced with the challenge of the announced closure of General Electric. The generosity of this community continues to humble and inspire me.”
Jim Russell also referenced the injection of fun that took place this year with adopting the Plaid Campaign theme. Russell stated “the introduction of plaid into the campaign zeitgeist brought back the fun to our campaign. Many workplaces joined the plaid challenge to help us get to this result.”
With just over four (4) weeks left until its community celebration on March 29th, United Way Peterborough is reminding the community there is still time to give! Bob Gauvreau, Campaign Vice-Chair, has issued a $5K challenge to community and business leaders to help the organization cross the finish line on its campaign. If you haven’t made a gift, please do it today! If you have made a gift, consider giving just a little bit more this year. Consider doing a quick fundraising event at your business – An extra $500 from our corporate and workplace partners will go a long way in helping us reach that finish line!
To donate to United Way Peterborough & District:
- In person: Visit us at 277 Stewart Street, Peterborough to make your donation in person. We accept Cash, Cheque, Visa and Mastercard.
- Over the Phone: To make a donation over the phone by credit card please call 705.742.8839.
- By Mail: United Way Peterborough & District, 277 Stewart Street, Peterborough, ON K9J 3M8
- Click here to donate online!