Hero Kick-off breakfast hosted by United Way, Sept. 15

CORNWALL — United Way Centraide Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry is hosting a HERO Kick-off Breakfast Friday, September 15 7:30 a.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion for the Fall focus of its 2017 Community Campaign. United Way’s mission is to improve lives and build our community by working together and achieving that mission, with the support of our local community, is the organization’s main objective.

Bill Makinson will once again Chair the campaign along with his Co-Chair, Pauline Bray. The United Way Centraide Campaign team is comprised of a dedicated group of volunteers and the organization acknowledges the time, hard work and dedication provided by the group for the betterment of our local community. Donations can be made to our local United Way any time of year, but the organization has a fundraising focus from September to December each year.

United Way invests in vital programs which improve lives for thousands of our residents from children to the elderly right here at home.

“It’s important to mention that all funds raised in Cornwall and SDG stay in Cornwall and SDG”, states Makinson. “United Way supported programs ensure that children have a safe place to go after school, that a youth has food and somewhere to have dinner, and that a senior receives a warm meal and crucial daily check-in”.

“Our HERO Kick-off breakfast is an inspiring and engaging morning you don’t want to miss”, says Lori Greer, Executive Director. “We invite you to our Kick-off Breakfast this Friday, September 15 7:30 a.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion. Breakfast is generously provided by the Kinsmen Club of Cornwall. Join us to hear some wonderful impact stories, enjoy breakfast and see why we do what we do in our community. This is our focus – the goal is the impact and making our community a better place to live for everyone”.

United Way Centraide SD&G has significant impact and improves lives thanks to the generosity of our local community. Last year, over 10,000 individuals benefitted from a United Way supported program. Last year 718 volunteers provided over 40,000 hours of their time to support those critical programs and services.

About United Way/Centraide Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry: United Way Centraide SD&G is governed by a local Board of Directors, who, with United Way staff and volunteers help to raise funds which support crucial local programs assisting thousands of people throughout Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry. Our mission is to improve lives and build our community by working together with priorities focused on moving people from poverty to possibility, creating healthy people & strong communities and helping kids be all they can be. For more information on United Way/Centraide SD&G, or to donate, visit unitedwaysdg.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Together, we are possibility.

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