UBC Reports | Vol.
50 | No. 11 |
Dec. 2, 2004
UBC United Way Campaign Update
As the 2004 UBC United Way campaign wraps up this month,
volunteers and donors continue to support this growing campaign.
“With over $370,000 raised we have achieved 70 per
cent of our fundraising goal to support social programs and
services in the Lower Mainland,” Stan Auerbach, this
year’s campaign chair, says. “With one month left
we are confident that we will reach our goal!”
A number of events both on and off campus have contributed
to raising awareness about this year’s campaign.
“For the third year in a row, UBC volunteers participated
in United Way’s ‘Days of Caring’ program
for a day. A group of us visited Surrey Delta Immigrant Services
Society for a day of painting, power-washing and learning
more about one of the agencies that receives core funding
from United Way,” Auerbach says.
“Combine this outing with on-campus events like bake
sales, silent auctions, United Way presentations and visits
from agency speakers - and we’ve been very successful
at raising awareness of both the campaign this year and the
needs of communities across the Lower Mainland.
“Our campaign would not be as successful as it is
without the tremendous hard work and support of the volunteers
on campus. They deserve a huge thank you!” adds Auerbach.
Community members still interested in supporting this year’s
campaign are encouraged to donate before December 9 -- the
deadline for final prize draws, including a draw for two flight
tickets on Air Canada. Donations will be accepted until the
end of the tax year, December 31.
For more information on the campaign, visit www.unitedway.ubc.ca
or phone 604-822-8929.