United Way invites the community to "improve lives locally" during 2016 Campaign
Aylmer, ON - At the Family Central Restaurant, Tom Marks, the United Way's 2016
Campaign Chair, joined Mayors Greg Currie and Dave Mennhill to serve up hope and
calling on everyone in our community to come together and "improve lives locally."
"For me, our Campaign is about the real impact that United Way has in people's lives,
right here in Elgin and St. Thomas," said Marks. "When you give to the Campaign,
you transform lives. Whether it's giving a child a good start in life or providing
someone with a path out of poverty, I give to United Way knowing my donation creates
lasting change. As a long- time volunteer with United Way Elgin-St. Thomas, I have
seen with my own eyes how these funds can change people's lives."
Each year, United Way Elgin-St. Thomas sets out to raise the most money possible
to support a vital network of programs and services that help people build brighter
futures for themselves and their families. This year, United Way is calling on champions
from all sectors – private, public, non-profit and labour – in addition to individual
donors and volunteers, to rally behind its $485,000 goal. Last year Aylmer raised
over $30,000, this year we hope to achieve if not exceed this amount.
"We are also proud to partner with our agency colleagues, Mennonite Community Services
to showcase how they are improving lives locally," said Marks. One such example
is through our investment to the Family Education & Support Project of Aylmer, which
helps create neighbourhoods that are vibrant, where residents can experience a sense
of safety and well-being.
"Improving lives locally" United Way Campaign Launch
Family Central Restaurant
October 7, 2016 - 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.