UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 13 | Nov.
UBC United Way Volunteers Clean Up
Fund-Raising Passes the Halfway Mark
By Kate Jobling
A team of 15 dedicated volunteers from various UBC departments
spent Sept. 27 cleaning and painting the Coast Foundations
clubhouse at 11th and Main. It took hours to complete but
the effort was appreciated.
It was a great jump-start to getting our clubhouse
back in shape and making it a more inviting place for our
members, says Jack Beatty, manager of the Coast Foundation,
an organization which supports adults with mental illness
in the Lower Mainland. It also gave us an opportunity
to speak with the volunteers one-on-one and break down some
stigmas they have about mental illness.
Everyone who comes into the newly-spruced clubhouse
is inspired by the changes, says Beatty.
The clubhouse clean-up was just one of the activities put
on by the United Way during its Days of Caring, a week-long
event designed to promote awareness for the agencies supported
One of our campaign goals at UBC this year was to participate
in a Days of Caring event. We easily achieved this and the
planning committee is really pleased, says Deborah Austin,
this years Campaign Chair. We really have to thank
all the volunteers - especially members of CUPE Local 116,
CUPE Local 2950 and AAPS - who gave of their time.
This years United Way campaign at UBC is more than
halfway towards its goal of $400,000. The campaign continues
to accept donations and pledges until the end of December.
For more information, call 604.822.8929 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.