United Way passes halfway mark

Charitable organization hopes to hit $6.3 million mark

The United Way has raised half the money it needs to reach its target, but has well surpassed the halfway mark of its fall campaign timeline.

On Sept. 28, the United Way of Greater Victoria launched its annual community campaign. After raising $6.21 million last year, it set as its goal to raise $6.3 million this year.

As of Sept. 21, the campaign generated half that amount: $3,150,000. Now, there are seven days left until the campaign deadline of Nov. 30.

“Raising money for our community is truly a team effort, and as we pass the halfway mark we have to keep the momentum going,” said campaign chair Greg Conner. “If you are in a workplace that doesn’t have a campaign or want to contribute as an individual, it’s not too late!”

Contact the United Way office at 250-385-6708. Go online at www.uwgv.ca.

 

 

 

 

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