Volunteers for the 2015 fundraising campaign continue to work tirelessly towards achieving our goal of $2,015,000. With generous contributions from businesses, organizations, and individual donors across Chatham-Kent, $1,727,040 has been raised to date.

“In our last plea to the community we asked for 783 new Everyday Heroes to help us close the gap to reach our goal. Since that time, we have had 68 new Everyday Heroes step forward. We are grateful for their support and are asking for others to follow their lead,” said 2015 Campaign Co-Chair, Kelly Bayda.

Although this campaign update is reported here in dollars, the heart of the campaign really centres on the resulting human impact in our community.

“Not reaching our goal will result in decreased funding for the over 40 agencies, programs, and services supported by United Way. This could mean the over 40,000 people across Chatham-Kent who receive help from these agencies may have to go without. Please help us ensure our community’s social safety net stays intact and these agencies can continue to do all the wonderful work they do, helping those in need of a hand up,” added Kelly’s Co-Chair, Aimee June.

Donations can be made online at www.uwock.ca or by contacting one of the three office locations in Chatham, Tilbury or Wallaceburg.

The campaign closes on January 21, 2016 with an achievement celebration at Rossini’s restaurant beginning at 5:00 p.m.

If you want to get involved with the 2015 campaign please contact Kelly Bayda at kelly.bayda@bell.net 519-350-7728 or Aimee June at aimee.june@bell.net 519-354-7688.