Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - United Way agencies of Elgin-St. Thomas, London-Middlesex
and Oxford received a donation of $311,685 from the staff and students of Thames
Valley District School Board (TVDSB).
Director of Education Laura Elliott, who served as cabinet chair of the London and
Middlesex United Way campaign in 2015, told those attending the presentation that
United Way is all about community.
"The ultimate goal of the United Way is to help people improve their quality of
life. The United Way is about bringing people together because we accomplish more
as a community than any of us can alone," Elliott said.
The TVDSB has been running school and board events annually to raise funds for the
United Way for a number of decades through various activities including the United
Way StairClimb and the annual United Way football games. More than 80 per cent of
the total is raised through staff payroll contributions.
"Once again we have staff and students to thank for their enthusiastic commitment
to this year's United Way campaign," said Paul McKenzie, Administrative Liaison
and TVDSB Superintendent. "The donations we've received will continue to support
the important and impactful work of our three United Way organizations in our communities."
During the presentation, Thames Valley staff members who played key roles in the
success of this year's campaign were recognized.