UVic United Way campaign: Final push toward fundraising goal

- Brock Hurley, UVic United Way campaign assistant

Though the temperature may be dropping outside, the UVic United Way thermometers are only getting hotter, with the 2014 campaign 88 per cent of the way to the $250,000 goal. There is still time to make a gift to United Way Greater Victoria and support your community. Information about donating online is available at www.uvic.ca/unitedway/donate.

“With two weeks left in the campaign, we are quickly closing in on our goal of a quarter of a million dollars,” says 2014 UVic Campaign Chair Kane Kilbey. “With the holiday season arriving, the need in the community is greater than ever. I would like to challenge everyone to become a UVic Hero, give to United Way and help UVic complete a successful campaign by shooting past our goal.”

To thank our donors and reward them for their generosity, the 2014 campaign has introduced new UVic Hero prize draws: $200 gift cards to the UVic Bookstore or ONECard. Become a UVic Hero today. Donate. Help. Win!

Event update

The Winter Artisans Market (formerly the Hearts & Hands Craft Fair) will run Nov. 25 and 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the lobby of the University Centre. Drop by to find unique gifts for friends and family as we approach the holiday season.

That Chemistry Show, presented by the University of Victoria Chemistry Students’ Society, takes place Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. Contact chemsoc@uvic.ca for ticketing information. Fun for all ages, this wildly entertaining show is a great way to connect kids and their families with science and learning.

Look for a splash at the Chillin’ for Charity dunk tank event, organized by the Gustavson School of Business’ JDC West Business competition team. The dunk tank will be set up outside the BEC building on Thursday, Nov. 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Help us change lives today, and consider donating to United Way before the end of the campaign on Dec. 3. Visit the UVic campaign website or United Way Greater Victoria’s website for more information about how your donation will help to create positive, measurable change in our community.

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