United Way

November 16, 2011

Caring Community

I have always been impressed with the positive impact of the United Way in our community.  I cannot imagine our community without the services that are supported through UW fundraising.  That is one of the reasons I stepped up to Chair City Hall’s UW Campaign. 

The city-wide campaign is still underway and I encourage you to find a way to contribute in any way you can.

City of Guelph raises more than $50,000 for United Way City employees use creativity to help support the community

GUELPH, ON, November 14, 2011 – On October 31, the City of Guelph wrapped up its annual United Way fundraising campaign, successfully exceeding its goal of $50,000 in donations.

In just four weeks, City employees organized over 35 fundraising events, each of which featured its own unique theme with the common goal of raising money to support the community. Employees also made contributions by using traditional methods of donating, including pledge forms and payroll deductions.

“Thank you to all City of Guelph employees who contributed to us exceeding our $50,000 goal,” said this year’s City of Guelph workplace campaign chair, Mayor Karen Farbridge. “What set this campaign apart were the many terrific employee-organized events which raised significant dollars in addition to demonstrating great spirit and creativity. From garage sales to pancake breakfasts, staff went above and beyond for United Way.”

United Way of Guelph and Wellington is a volunteer-driven, charitable foundation focused on meeting the pressing social needs in Guelph and Wellington County.  Through its annual campaign, United Way raises funds for local social service and voluntary sector programs.

“I am thrilled with the generosity that City employees have shown during this campaign,” said Marva Wisdom, 2011 United Way Guelph & Wellington campaign chair. “It is thanks to City staff and all United Way donors that we are able to fund over 80 vital social service programs.”

For more information about the City’s 2011 United Way campaign, view the 2011 City of Guelph United Way Campaign web page.

About Karen Farbridge

An unwavering change maker seeking a just, democratic and sustainable world.

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