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UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 12 | Oct. 10, 2002

United Way Launch

Students and faculty launched the University’s 2002 United Way campaign with a lunch-time BBQ at the Student Union Building’s South Plaza on Sept. 25. Organizers say the event raised $480.00 towards this year’s 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 Way’s UBC campaign chair. “And we’re 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 year’s 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 UBC’s United Way office at 822-8929 or go to: www.unitedway.ubc.ca.

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