Thanks to thousands of acts of local love by donors, volunteers and community partners, United Way announced last night that it is investing a total of $7 million in strategic leadership, community-building initiatives and 92 programs and services at 54 local agencies. This investment creates exponential impact and leverages 3,590 volunteers at United Way funded programs who contribute an additional $5,650,525 dollars-worth of their time and talent to our community.
Over 100 of United Way’s closest supporters gathered at the non-profit organization’s second annual Impact Celebration which took place at Bostwick Community Centre. The upbeat event was sponsored by McCormick Canada.
Guests were inspired by keynote speaker, Trishul Jotangia, a 10-year volunteer at Learning Disabilities Association of London Region. They also received an update on year two of London for All, the City of London’s United Way-led initiative to end poverty in a generation.
“United Way is the catalyst that ignites local love across the region,” says Kelly Ziegner, CEO, United Way Elgin Middlesex. “We invest in programs, volunteers and solutions that create an exponential impact right here at home. United Way changes lives, one person at a time.”