December 15, 2016 – ‘Tis the season of giving and the United Way needs your help to heat up the thermometer! With only two weeks left until the December 31 tax deadline, the United Way’s campaign is sitting at 51% at the halfway point in their campaign. Perched on the roof the Global Okanagan office, the annual campaign thermometer has just been updated, but the campaign doesn’t officially end until January 31 so there’s still time to get your donation in and make a difference in the lives of children, families and seniors in our communities.
“We’re pleased with the campaign progress to date but can’t stress enough the significant impact that can be realized if we reach the goal,” says Ian Gerbrandt, Interim Executive Director of United Way CSO. “The needs are great and complex as we look to address poverty and homelessness in our communities. It’s critical we reach our goals to make an impact on these issues and change lives for the better.”
United Way continually strives for efficiency with donor dollars without sacrificing service to the community. Leveraging donor gifts with investments from partner organizations, engaging hundreds of volunteers to support our community partners, and soliciting pro-bono services are some of the ways we keep costs low and maximize the investment in our local communities. This year, the United Way will reach almost 85,000 people with a diverse range of services, but they need your help to change lives locally and make a real difference.
It’s not too late to donate. Giving is easy and can be done online, in-person, by phone or through your workplace campaign. For more information, visit www.unitedwaycso.com or call 250-860-2356 (or 1-855-232-1321 outside Kelowna/West Kelowna). Drop off donations at 202 – 1456 St. Paul St. Kelowna.
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