Today I turn over my blog to Peter Thurley, the Media and Communications Officer for United Way KW …
The United Way KW officially launched their 2013 campaign with robots and fanfare at the University of Waterloo last Friday. The goal was delivered by flying robot Pelican to Campaign Champion Tim Jackson (in the black shirt) …
Tim challenged the gathered audience to think differently about how we support not-for-profits like United Way KW.
The fact is United Way KW does a lot in and for our community. Let me tell you a quick story about Karina, a mother of two, who has battled depression since she was a teenager. After some difficult circumstances, she lost care of her children, and was forced out of her home. After spending time at a shelter, she found an apartment in a building, complete with on-site counsellors, financial supports and the ability to access the resources that she needed to turn her life around. Since then, she has begun to repair broken relationships with family members, learning how to take care of herself first and have healthy relationships with those around her.
Karina is one of thousands of people that United Way KW has served, and they simply can’t continue this work without your financial support. If you’re excited about the change that United Way KW can bring to the community, get your family and friends involved. Run a workplace campaign. Raise money over Thanksgiving dinner with family. Volunteer. And please give generously – without your gift we can’t provide supports for the many Karina’s in our community. To Give, Volunteer or take Action, visit our website, uwaykw.org.