United Way SD&G looks forward, continues to welcome donations

April 27 ‘Handbags for Heroes’ event sold out

SD&G — United Way Centraide SD&G says it’s moving forward with plans and initiatives to achieve goals in its new strategic plan.

In a press release, the organization emphasizes a commitment to working with partner agencies to provide support, collaboration and partnerships and says it’s investing in vital social programs to improve lives for thousands of local SD&G residents.

“The investment into our community is always our priority in order to ensure that your donations have a significant and lasting impact in our SD&G community,” said Lori Greer, United Way Centraide SD&G Executive Director.

“We are extremely grateful to each and every person who contributed to our Community Campaign – we are able to invest and support change in our community because of our donors,” said Bill Makinson, 2016 Campaign Chair. “Just over $630,000 was raised for our 2016 community campaign. Your donations support programs offered by local agencies which improves lives in our community all year long.”

“Donations are vital all year long, so we gladly accept contributions all year long,” said Greer.

“We are thrilled to outline our priorities, community investment and super hero good news stories on our newly refreshed website. Be sure to visit unitedwaysdg.com/donations and see how your generosity makes a difference in our local community.” Also contribute in person or by mail at 405 Fourth Street West, P.O. Box 441, Cornwall K6H 5T2, or by calling 613-932-2051 to donate by credit card.

One initiative outlined in the 2016 strategic plan was the creation of a spring-time signature event, the inaugural “Handbags for Heroes” taking place on April 27. The organization reports the evening has already sold out, thanks to the support of local businesses, organizations and guests.

United Way is also embarking on an initiative to ensure it is achieving its goal of providing significant community impact through its work. In the coming months, United Way will be seeking input from various members of the SD&G community in order assess our area’s most pressing needs. The goal is to address the underlying causes of social problems in order to effect long-term changes that can be sustained over time and make a measurable difference in the community. Information on Community Impact will be available in coming weeks.

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