Volunteers across Chatham-Kent met today with United Way staff to determine the “state of the campaign”.  Since the Kick-Off on Thursday September 12, 2013 individuals and organizations have pledged and donated $1,202,448 about 50% of the goal. 

Ashley Church is a Campaign Representative sponsored by Union Gas to help with the campaign until mid- December.  “I am excited to be a part of the United Way team and very thankful to Union Gas for this opportunity. Our community is very generous and the Cabinet team is totally committed to raising the additional one million dollars we need.  The money raised in Chatham-Kent stays in Chatham-Kent and that is the number one reason many donors choose to give. 

Donors have so many ways they can help.  Payroll deduction in workplace campaigns make it easy to give generously.  United Way volunteers are also organizing a number of special events and it would be great to have those events well attended.  We are also selling 50/50 raffle tickets.  If they are all sold another $25,000 will be added to the Community Fund.  

One of the easiest ways to help is to donate on-line.  The site is secure and private and the donation will generate an instant tax receipt. Whatever way you choose to help, we need to work together to reach our objective. Together we can continue to ‘help people’. And that’s really what it is all about. I would like to encourage all residents to go a bit out of their comfort zones to raise dollars for this campaign.  

As owner of Ashley Church Photography, I spent Saturday with families taking fall pictures. It was important for me to go above and beyond for United Way – just as I am asking all of you to do.  I am proud to donate 100% of the proceeds ($1,000) to United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council.  Giving back is incredibility important to me as I have seen first-hand the need by our agencies and the amazing work they do.  Now, it’s your turn to help.”


Touchdown January 24, 2014

          2013 Campaign Goal        $2,200,000

          Achieved to Date             $1,202,448