UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 12 | Oct.
United Way Launch
Students and faculty launched the Universitys 2002
United Way campaign with a lunch-time BBQ at the Student Union
Buildings South Plaza on Sept. 25. Organizers say the
event raised $480.00 towards this years overall campus
campaign goal of $400,000.
With its successful kick-off behind, the campaign takes off
in full force throughout the month of October.
A number of university departments have planned fund-raising
and awareness-raising events to take place throughout the
month, said Deborah Austin, United Ways UBC campaign
chair. And were hoping that all students, faculty
and staff will participate in the many events.
Events in October include a Friday noontime speaker series
in the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, a custodial BBQ at
the Land and Building Services building, a Pancake Breakfast
hosted by the Health Sciences group and a Bake Sale put on
by the Faculty of Education.
This years United Way drive on campus is expected to
increase employee participation by at least six per cent over
last year. Drive organizers say that staff should have received
their pledge cards by now.
For pledge card inquiries contact UBCs United Way office
at 822-8929 or go to: www.unitedway.ubc.ca.