United Way of Sarnia-Lambton will head into the fall campaign with a focus on its new funding priority areas and a goal of $1,750,000.
“COVID-19 has left lasting change in our community, and it can’t be ignored,” said volunteer campaign chair, Vicky Ducharme. “New needs in Sarnia-Lambton have emerged and United Way is ready to raise money to help the most vulnerable so that no one is left behind.”
United Way funding has three focus areas:
- From Poverty to Possibility, helping people move out of or avoid the cycle of poverty.
- All That Kids Can Be, which invests in youth so they can succeed in school while developing supportive relationships.
- Healthy People, Strong Communities, creating a strong, inclusive community connecting people to supports for their well-being, from addiction and mental health supports to helping seniors live independently.
“We are on the verge of announcing a new fundraiser to help assist United Way with the fall campaign”, said Ducharme. “We will be releasing full details on August 3, 2021.”
The United Way of Sarnia-Lambton is also launching its new and improved website in August, sponsored by Enbridge. “The website, www.theunitedway.on.ca, will have a new look with easier navigation tools, up-to-date information on how donations are impacting the local community as well as an e-commerce site,” said Ducharme. “We are grateful to Enbridge for their generosity. This is one more example of Enbridge’s visible support of United Way.”
The campaign will officially kick off on September 7 and run to December 31, 2021.
Media Contact: Dave Brown, United Way of Sarnia-Lambton 519-336-5452 Ext. 7 or 519-384-9270