"This year's campaign is off to a great start," says Margaret Sayer of University Computing Services, who is co-chair of the campus campaign with Theatre Prof. Raymond Hall. "UBC people have a real tradition of participating in the United Way campaign at all levels."
Sayer emphasizes three points about giving to and through United Way: it's the way to help the most, as it encompasses a broad range of agencies providing vital services in the community; it's an effective way to designate your support to specific charities; UBC itself is the fifth most designated charity among donors to the United Way of the Lower Mainland.
General donations to the United Way of the Lower Mainland support its 99 member agencies, which provide a broad range of services to individuals and families.
Designated donations given through the United Way may be directed to any registered charity in Canada. One hundred cents of every dollar given through the United Way goes to the designated charity.