UVic United Way Campaign off to fast start

- Brock Hurley, UVic United Way campaign assistant

The UVic United Way is proud to announce that only two weeks after our kick-off on October 6 we are more than two-thirds of the way to our fundraising goal of $250,000. UVic is counting on the support of the entire campus community as the campaign pushes to meet its goal.

During the month of October, all UVic employees received emails detailing the new online donation system used this year. More information about donating online to United Way is available at www.uvic.ca/unitedway/donate.

“The amount of support that the United Way campaign has already received through the new donation systems and on-campus events is inspiring,” says 2014 UVic Campaign Chair Kane Kilbey. “I am proud of our progress, and I challenge every member of the UVic community to engage with United Way and participate in any way they can. Together we can reach our goal of a quarter of a million dollars.”

A gift to United Way Greater Victoria helps to create positive, measurable change in the Capital Regional District. Visit the UVic campaign website or United Way Greater Victoria’s website for more information about how your donation will help our community. Help us change lives today, and consider donating to United Way Greater Victoria before November 30.

Event updates

November will feature a number of popular events in support of United Way Greater Victoria.

From Nov. 18 to 20, UVic Libraries will host the annual United Way Book Sale in the Michèle Pujol room in the SUB. The sale will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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. The Artisans Market is a great opportunity 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 November 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.

The Gustavson School of Business’ JDC West Business competition team will again run their Chillin’ for Charity dunk tank event in support of United Way. Stay tuned to the campaign website at www.uvic.ca/unitedway, and follow the campaign on Facebook and Twitter for more information about this and other events.

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