United Way Campaign

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Western's United Way Campaign announces record-breaking donation

Western University announced the grand total of its 2013 campus-wide fundraising campaign benefiting the United Way of London & Middlesex at an event on Jan. 22.

The campaign raised $785,386, which is the largest donation ever made to the United Way of London and Middlesex, breaking the previous record of $746,101 set by Western’s 2012 campaign.

Western President Amit Chakma and Andrew Lockie, Chief Executive Officer for United Way of London & Middlesex, thanked the approximately 100 volunteers and 1,300 students, faculty and staff who donated and highlighted the many ways United Way helps people in the London Middlesex region.

“Western’s engagement in the community is central to our mission as a university,” said Chalkma. “The United Way supports our community with the widest spectrum of the services for those most in need and Western is proud to support their vital work in our region.”

Business 1220E Guitar Raffle Raises Over $2000 for United Way

Each year, Western University’s Business 1220E students complete a case-based marketing report before heading home for the holiday break.  This year’s report case focused on MacKenzie & Marr Guitars, a guitar manufacturer headquartered in Quebec, and their launch of a new guitar model.

In the spirit of the season, MacKenzie & Marr Guitars generously donated a Tom Rush Naked Lady guitar for Business 1220E to raffle off to benefit the United Way.  On December 5th, the guitar was won by Danny Chapman, a Business 1220E student and avid guitar player.  Over the course of the raffle, hundreds of tickets were sold and a total of $2,364 was raised for the United Way.

Western's Online United Way Auction ... going once... going twice... sold

Thank you to everyone who participated in Western's Online Auction. Over $4500 was raised to help Western in attempting to meet its campaign goal for 2013.

Early Bird Draw - Winners announced

Thank you to all faculty and staff who submitted your United Way pledge by November 1. You support is helping to create real and lasting change in our community. Check out the Early Bird Prize Winners.

FIMS United Way Silent Auction

New and gently used as well as some antique items
Begins Monday, December 2nd , at 10:00 a.m.
Bidding ends Tuesday, December 3rd, at 3:30 p.m.
North Campus Building, Room 240A (FIMS Boardroom)
Contact:  Lili Dang (ldang4@uwo.ca) or Ella Young emyoung@uwo.ca

Geography Toonie Toss Thursday

Date:  November 21, 2013
Time:    2:00pm -3:00pm
Location:   Rm. 2322, Geography’s Main Office

How it works:
Toss your toonie, the closest toss to the center of the target wins 25% of the pot, 75% goes to United Way.  So, please stop by between 2 and 3pm to take part!

Support Services Building - Silent Auction

Date:                  November 22, 2013

Time:                  11am -2pm

Location:             Support Services Building, Room 4210

Hospitality Services Beach Volleyball Tournament

Get ready to spike and support the United Way at the Hospitality Services Beach Volleyball Tournament -  Saturday, Nov. 23rd at Spikes (120 Weston). Register your co-ed team by November 15, 2013 at www.has.uwo.ca/hospitality/uwbvball or hasbvball@uwo.ca.

Questions? Call Anne at 519.661.3855 or Janet at 519.661.2111 at Ext. 85773.

Continuing Studies United Way Raffle

Western Continuing Studies is holding a raffle with all proceeds going to the United Way.
Draw to occur on November 29th. More information.
Tickets - 1 for $5 or 3 for $10
Available at Continuing Studies Reception, Downtown Campus
355 Wellington St. Unit 240
1st Prize
Continuing Studies Gift Certificate for $455 expires June 1/14   
2nd Prize
A Pair of London Knights tickets for December 6th game
3rd Prize
A Pair of London Knights tickets for December 13th game
Additional Prizes of Western Merchandise to be won!

Business Library - Rheo Thompson Mint Chocolate Sale

Date:     November 25th and 26th - While supplies last! Potentially also selling on the 29th (Depending on availability)

Time:    11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location:   Ivey 1250 (Outside of the Business Library)

Coffee Day for United Way

Get your coffee served up by President Chakma (or one of many other campus supporters) on Wednesday, Nov. 27th and your purchase will help support the United Way.

Western Libraries Used Book Sale

Date:      November 27th
Time:     10:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location:   Taylor Library – Kellogg Room

-       Books donated by Staff with all proceeds supporting the United Way
-       All books $2 each – Cash only

Geography’s Got Talent

Date:                Friday November 29, 2013
Time:                1:00pm -2:30pm
Location:           Room 2333, Social Science Centre (SSC)
How it Works:
·         You pay $2 to attend the show
·         Choose one of our plates of delicious homemade baked goods, for only $2 each
·         Sit back, relax and enjoy the show!
·         Finish with a departute tax (any amount of your choosing)
·         Leave, knowing you have made a difference!

Pick Up Your Heels - save on footwear and support the United Way at the same time

Enjoy a private shopping experience at The Shoe Company and save on Sunday, December 1st. from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Door Prizes, Munchies, Gift bags with purchase, $10 discount on purchases over $50.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. Only $10.
SSB employees should contact their United Way ECC representative to order tickets
For those outside of SSB, contact Donna Chute-Dolan (perdec@uwo.ca)
Check out the shoe poster

Guys Night Out - December 8 - 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Get your hair cut, a hot steamed towel, a neck and shoulder massage and watch a Sunday NFL game for only $25.00.
Best part is you can support the United Way at the same time.
SportClips Haircuts

Check out the details and where to get your ticket.