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UBC Reports | Vol. 49 | No. 11 | Nov. 6, 2003

Campus Energy Boosts United Way Efforts

It’s now the mid-point of the 2003 UBC United Way campaign, and support is building in the quest to meet this year’s $500,000 target, according to co-chairs Eilis Courtney and Deborah Austin.

“Support from the campus community has been tremendous-we’re already halfway to our goal and the donations continue to come in,” says Courtney.

“What’s really exciting is that we have a number of departments who are running first-time campaigns in addition to continuing efforts in places like Supply Management, the Faculty of Arts and Brock Hall that are growing again this year through tremendous boosts of energy.”

And for the second year in a row, volunteers from across campus have participated in a Days of Caring event to offer direct and very personal help to a United Way-funded agency. This year, the UBC team was matched with Camp Alexandra, a Crescent Beach Community Services operation that caters to seniors, school-aged children and toddlers. UBC’s volunteers gave a day of scrubbing, cleaning, painting, plumbing and doing general fix-it jobs.

“The reactions were outstanding from the staff at Camp Alexandra -- they really appreciated the work we were able to get done -- and the UBC staff walked away with an unforgettable experience,” Austin says.

For more information about this year’s United Way campaign and a full report on this year’s Days of Caring event, have a look at www.unitedway.ubc.ca.

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