United Way campaign closes in on $700,000 mark

The Central Okanagan fundraising drive has reached 50 per cent mark towards campaign goal of $1,375,000.

United Way in the Central Okanagan is close to reaching the 50 per cent mark towards the 2011 campaign goal of $1,375,000.00.

Some 170 workplace locations as well as individual supporters and local businesses are participating and contributing to the campaign to invest in long-lasting change for our community.

With just one month to the close of the 2011 campaign, Kathy Conway, the campaign chair and chief financial officer for Interior Savings Credit Union,says she is encouraged by the number of organizations and individuals that are getting involved, increasing their participation, raising their donations from last year and stepping up to take the Leadership Giving Challenge but recognizes it will be a stretch to reach the goal.

“We set a lofty goal to meet the growing needs of the community to support children, vulnerable adults and seniors who are living in poverty and we need community support to reach this goal.” says Conway.

“Supporting the United Way in any way we can makes our community stronger and benefits us all in the long-run.”

“I encourage everyone who can to consider making a leadership gift to United Way this year” adds Wayne Bilawchuk with PCL who is volunteering his time as the United Way leadership committee chair.  “This is your opportunity to dramatically help the lives of others in our community through your one-time gift of $500 or a pledge of $40 per month for 2012.”












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