UNITED WAY NEEDS TARGET UPDATE
The final donations have been counted and the United Way of Sarnia-Lambton has officially wrapped up the 2020 fundraising campaign. With the addition of gifts made online and through the mail before year end, the 2020 campaign has closed at 92% ($1,753,000) of the $1,900,000 Needs Target.
“Despite not reaching the Needs Target, we were overwhelmed with the generosity of our community during the year,” said Vicky Ducharme, campaign chair. “We faced uncertainty around each corner of the campaign but with the help of volunteers, donors, and workplaces we will continue to help Lambton County’s youth, families and seniors.”
“We worked with several agencies in 2020 to help meet the urgent needs of the most vulnerable in our community,” said Dave Brown, executive director. “The non-profits included our current cycle of funded programs as well as agencies not currently funded and those who have never applied for funding in the past.
“We were not able to run a typical campaign in 2020, but I think everyone went above and beyond – from our corporate partners to our individual donors and organized labour. I am very proud to be a part of a community that values helping others,” said Brown.
United Way of Sarnia-Lambton currently funds over 36 programs and services provided by 18 agencies. The volunteer Board of Directors will approve the 2021 funding in Mid-January.
United Way of Sarnia-Lambton’s office remains closed until January 25, 2021; however, staff is available over the phone and by email during regular business hours. Donations can be made online at www.theunitedway.on.ca or by mail to P.O Box 548, Sarnia, ON, N7T 7J4 or by calling 519-336-5452.
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Dave Brown, United Way of Sarnia-Lambton Executive Director