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Western's Shows #LocalLove
Western's 2018 United Way Campaign wrapped up recently with a total donation of $611, 866. This is London's largest employee/retiree generated campaign and it is very clear that Western community members truly wanted to show the London area their Local Love.
Highlights from this year's campaign include:
- an increase in overall donors
- a donation of 120 boots to the GenNext Boot Drive
- outstanding support from all our United Way volunteers
Thank you to everyone who helped support United Way Elgin Middlesex in their work to reduce family poverty, support youth success and change lives right here at home.
Poverty’s toll ‘unignorable’: Western's Sponsored Employee Jasmine Ball shares her journey
Jasmine Ball is an administrative co-ordinator in the office of the Associate Vice-President (Student Experience). She is a sponsored employee to the United Way Elgin Middlesex, and she shares this personal story of why she is involved … and how you can help.
One sentiment I’ve heard a lot recently, is that everyone knows about United Way, but not everyone sees its impact. Our community has the third highest rate of child poverty in all of Canada; that’s one in five children living below the poverty line. If this comes as a surprise to you, you’re in good company. It’s a surprise for many. The truth is, poverty is something many children learn to conceal.READ MORE
Show Your Local Love Fest
Thanks to all those who braved the cold and stopped by for some free hot chocolate and dropped off your new or gently used boots for the GenNext Boot Drive at the Nov. 14 Show Your Local Love Fest. The event held on concrete beach was a local market for ways we can all work together to build strong and healthy communities. #LocalLove
Harvest Lunch launches United Way Elgin Middlesex 2018 Campaign
Thanks to all the team Western members who helped launch the 2018 United Way Elgin Middlesex Community Campaign at the 3M Harvest Lunch. The group joined over 3,000 people, from local businesses, community organizations and United Way funded agencies to start his year's campaign off on the right foot.
Starbuck's Thursdays help Health Sciences support the United Way
Andrea Baker, United Way Champion in the Faculty of Health Sciences has a goal to bring new energy and commitment to the United Way in her area. One way she accomplishes this is through her Starbuck's Thursdays. Watch the video and get a sense of the commitment from our United Way Champions.
How you can help
Time to think United Way
Take a minute and add the upcoming UW events to your calendar. Great opportunities to Show Your Local Love:
E-Pledge Launch - Western United Way ePledge - your way to donate easily online.Coffee Day for United Way - Thursday, Nov. 15
Order a large or XL coffee at campus coffee spots and .25 will be donated to the United Way.
UW Beach Volleyball Tournament - Saturday, Nov. 24. Register today!
When you support the United Way, your donation stays in London and Middlesex County. Your financial support is invested in programs that have the proven ability to change people's lives and helps make our community stronger, healthier and more productive.
The possibilities are limitless - get involved in your department's/faculty's United Way campaign or volunteer at a United Way funded agency. Bringing your own unique blend of talents and interests can have a dramatic impact on your community and as an added bonus you'll learn about yourself.
United Way’s Community Impact Agenda identifies that United Way can create change not only through investments in critical programs and services, but also through efforts to advocate and mobilize our community to understand and respond to key issues that matter right here in London and Middlesex County.