United Way of Chatham-Kent’s 2016 Annual Fundraising Campaign has reached the halfway point, in terms of both the campaign period and the fundraising target of $1.9 million. The 2016 Campaign touchdown takes place on January 19th, 2017.

“Following Wednesday’s amazing announcement at Union Gas, we are pleased to share with the community that the 2016 Fundraising Campaign has reached $1,013,006,” says Tom Slager, Director of Resource Development. “It is really humbling to see how the community pulls together to support this campaign, proving every year that ‘Together, we are possibility’.”

Fundraising Campaign Co-Chairs, Patricia Wright and Steve Pratt added, “this experience has been incredibly eye-opening for getting to know our community and the folks who have been touched by and count on United Way’s services. We see and have experienced first-hand the impact the donations are making. We are incredibly proud of all who have stepped forward so far to help us to reach our halfway point and want you to know that we will keep working hard until we reach our $1.9M goal.”

Organizations interested in supporting the 2016 Campaign are asked to contact Tom Slager at: Tom@uwock.ca. For more information; updates on upcoming events; or to make an online donation, please visit: www.uwock.ca  – or contact us by phone at: 519-354-0430.

Photo captured at Union Gas, Chatham offices on November 16, 2016. Union Gas employees and retirees showed their generous nature once again by raising $591,125 for United Way of Chatham-Kent in 2016.