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UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 14 | Dec. 5, 2002

Closing in on the Goal - UBC United Way Campaign

As the 2002 UBC United Way campaign draws to a close, volunteers and donors continue to keep up the hard work.

“With nearly $388,000 raised, we are very close to our campaign goal of $400,000,” said Deborah Austin, the chair of this year’s campaign. “About $11,000 of our dollars raised has been the result of the hard work and volunteer efforts put into the many special events various campus groups have held.”

Awareness and fundraising events have included numerous bake sales, a pancake breakfast, BBQ, silent auction and noon-hour speaker series. The Ritsumeikan-UBC program, for example, held an awareness day with a combined focus on the United Way and Japanese culture.

Austin said these events have been at the core of the campaign.

“Not only are we raising awareness about the United Way across campus, but we are promoting community involvement as students, faculty and staff all work together to make these events a success,” she said. “This campaign would not be as successful as it is without the hard work, dedication and commitment of our volunteers. They all deserve a tremendous thank you!”

Community members still interested in donating to this year’s campaign are encouraged to do so before December 12, when the final prize draw, including return flight tickets on Air Canada, will take place. Donations will be accepted until the end of the tax year, December 31.

For more information on the campaign or how to donate, please visit www.unitedway.ubc.ca or call 604-822-8929.

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