Increased support needed for United Way

The campaign wraps up at the end of December and at this point, only 30 per cent of individual donors have given.

Efforts continue to support key community services.

The United Way is currently in the midst of its annual fundraising campaign.

“Workplaces have begun their annual payroll donation programs and individual and corporate donors have been contacted,” said Linda Yule, executive director.

“We have a goal of $250,000 to support 32 programs throughout our region. The essential community partners we fund are seeing increased demand for services.”

The campaign wraps up at the end of December and at this point, only 30 per cent of individual donors have given.

“With one donation you can support programs that provide essential services to children, youth, families, seniors and those with disabilities,” said Yule.

“Many of the organizations that we support work together, in order to have the best results for the individuals they help, and our community, through the programs they provide.”

Among the agencies are the Enderby Family Resource Centre, the First Nations Friendship Centre, the North Okanagan Shuswap Brain Injury Society, the North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Association, the Upper Room Mission and the Whitevalley Community Resource Centre.

“United Way ensures each of the programs we fund is building a stronger community, and having a positive impact for children, youth, families, seniors and those with disabilities,” said Yule.

“None of this happens in isolation, we look for groups that are working collaboratively and ensure our donors’ dollars are being invested wisely.”

For more information or to donate, call 549-1346 or check out unitedwaynocs.com.

 

 

Vernon Morning Star