* Indicates donors who have generously supported United Way Greater Victoria for 25+ years. Photo: John & Marvie McEown
I’ve always loved the quote: “to the world you are one person, but to one person you are the world”. United Way is named in my Will and on my life insurance policy. I know it will be here helping where it’s needed most, long after I’m gone.
Supporting United Way now and in my will just makes sense to me. I know United Way will use my gift to help people who need it most in the community.
“Let’s not forget that today’s seniors are yesterday’s teachers, nurses, doctors, soldiers and business leaders. Together with their parents, they built this wonderful country. The least we can do is help look after them in their later years.”
I like the way United Way supports the needs of the community as expressed by the community. I appreciate that with United Way, it’s not a one-size-fits-all approach.
Our corporate giving and our employee giving is a great source of pride. Giving back to the community unites us – you can really see the impact of this in our teams as they come together for common good.
Here at Seaspan, people truly care about our communities and are committed to making a positive impact on the places in which we live and work. We are proud to partner with United Way to help improve the lives of countless people in our city.
Being a leader donor and volunteer with United Way over the past 10 years has allowed me to get involved directly in the community and to expand my understanding of our region’s most pressing social issues.
United Way has been Archipelago’s cornerstone charitable campaign for the past 23 years and complements our value to embrace mutually supportive relationships which strengthen our community.
We believe that those who can, should help others who can’t. Individuals’ fortunes (whether positive or negative) are at least as much the result of luck as virtue. There’s nothing inevitable about the accelerating inequality and stress associated with high economic growth, and lack of aggregate resources is no excuse for the social problems we face. We therefore donate to organizations seeking a more just and sustainable system.
United Way is the one agency that provides care for all of our community in an accountable manner.
Knowing that I can have a positive impact on another person’s life is the most gratifying feeling. I believe that it’s important to have a part in building a strong and vibrant community, and I want to encourage those around me to also give back and show people how easy it can be – every little bit counts!
I’m a great believer that, in life, you get what you give. Giving to United Way allows me to affect positive change in our community every day.
United Way offers important resources for developing our community at an essential level. They provide the necessary fundraising services and networks in order to support local non-profit organizations, thus providing life-changing services to those in need. I support United Way to help my community where I know it makes a difference.
I think of United Way’s annual campaign as the community baseline for giving, and am reminded of a Mother Teresa quote: “If you can’t feed 100, then just feed 1”. No organization can support the whole community, but United Way gets closer than anyone.