Larry Ouldes, Office Manager for Dillon Consulting Ltd.; Bruce McAllister, also with Dillon and the 2013 Chatham Region Campaign Co-Chair; Helen Heath, United Way Chatham-Kent, Director, Community Impact.

Cecily Coppola and William Grin would like to celebrate the fantastic achievement of the 2013 United Way Fundraising Campaign and thank all of the generous donors and supporters. However, “It is apparent we will not achieve the targeted $2,200,000 we set as our goal in August. Next month our volunteer Cabinet team will meet to determine the ‘go forward’ process for 2014. One campaign ends and another will begin almost immediately.”

erous hosting provided by Boston Pizza in Chatham. We will meet and invite volunteers and supporters to come out and celebrate this result as well as all of the hard work carried out by everyone involved. Please join with us between 2:00 and 4:00 PM, and at 3:00 PM the total 2013 United Way Campaign achievement will be announced!


It has been this way for over 60 years; United Way staff and volunteers working around the calendar so that the 25 funded agencies, programs and services can receive as many of the dollars they need, as is possible. From Thamesville to Tilbury, and Wheatley to Wallaceburg, lives will be positively impacted by the work of these organizations. So many people will be helped, and for this we are truly grateful to our many donors and supporters.
Our Campaign Touchdown event is going to take place on Friday, January 24, with many thanks to the gen

William is also Chair of the Leaders of the Way Program. “Year after year our major donors have helped set the pace for the fundraising campaign. We are not finished counting pledges until Friday morning. There is still time for our Leaders of the Way – and for all donors wishing to help us close the fundraising gap – to help do that. Our on-line giving site is confidential and secure, and will be the final opportunity this year for donors to contribute to the United Way of Chatham-Kent. Volunteers are already busy speaking with the funded agencies, and working to determine their allocations for 2014. The more dollars we have, the more we can share. That’s just how simple it is.”

2013 Campaign Goal $2,200,000
Achieved to Date $1,700,000