United Way Leeds & Grenville has announced that the annual campaign goal of $800,000 has been reached based on dollars received and pledged. Every dollar that has been raised by the United Way will go to help those in need in the Leeds & Grenville area. Tax receipts for the 2019 calendar year will be issued for all donations made up to December 31, 2019.
The money raised by the campaign will start being distributed in the new year to those organizations that focus on positively changing key systemic issues in our community. We want to see organizations work together to make the biggest impact on the biggest needs. United Way volunteers will carefully review funding applications and make recommendations to the United Way Board of Directors in the coming weeks.
“I am very proud of what our community has been able to accomplish, and want people to know their donation positively changes lives,” said Trish Buote, UWLG Executive Director. “Generous donations have come in from both individuals and employees. The efforts of our workplace champions, volunteers, sponsors, board and staff has been phenomenal. And last, but certainly not least, is our amazing Campaign Cabinet. We could not have done this without their insight, push and leadership in our community. Thank you to all from the bottom of our hearts.”
United Way Leeds & Grenville is a non-profit agency that supports 20 local partner agencies in the community. Its mission is to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. UWLG is dedicated to bringing people together to build vibrant and caring communities. For more information, please visit www.uwlg.org.