UBC Reports | Vol. 51 | No. 12 | Dec. 1, 2005
As the 2005 UBC United Way Campaign draws to a close this month, donors and volunteers are continuing their support.
“With over $400,000 raised we have achieved 76% of our fundraising goal to support social programs and services in the Lower Mainland,” notes Eilis Courtney, Senior Coordinator for this year’s campaign.
With almost 60 presentations under his belt, Loaned Representative Don Erhardt has been busy spreading awareness about United Way and its contribution to the community.
“For 75 years United Way have been shepherds in our community, understanding the social needs and helping to address them via fundraising, and supporting over 400 agencies in the Lower Mainland” says Erhardt. “Eighty-nine cents of every dollar raised goes toward these programs, and all undesignated funds raised in the Lower Mainland stay here and go directly toward supporting our community.”
Donations will be accepted until the end of the tax year, December 31st. Those still interested in supporting this year’s campaign are encouraged to donate before December 5th-the deadline for final prize draws, which includes a grand prize draw for two flight tickets on Air Canada. For more information on the campaign, how to donate, news or event photos, visit www.unitedway.ubc.ca or phone 604.822.8929.