Campaign edges halfway to goal line

The UBC community has donated more than $166,000 to the UBC United Way campaign, putting it more than halfway to achieving its goal of $300,000.

One in three Lower Mainland residents will be assisted by the United Way's 139 agencies and affiliates in the coming year.

"I see my donation doing double duty," says UBC campaign chair Eilis Courtney. "It helps friends, family and neighbors who are currently in need, but it also ensures that the agencies and their programs will be on hand to assist in the future."

Organizations supported by UBC donations to the campaign include Family Services of Greater Vancouver and Meals on Wheels.

Donors can choose to give 100 per cent of their pledge to the charity of their choice.

To receive a pledge form or for information call the UBC United Way Office at 604-822-8929.