Every year we gather for our annual Spirit Awards luncheon to recognize businesses, labour, government and individuals in workplaces. It is a deserving tribute to those who have generously donated and supported our aspiration to build a strong and inclusive community for all.
This year we are doing things differently.
While we are physically apart from each other, we can still come together and show our appreciation to those who have generously supported United Way through workplace campaigns in 2019.
What that looks like is 250 local workplaces who run United Way campaigns representing thousands of individual donors who stepped up and said yes, I want to help my friends, my neighbours, my colleagues and my families by giving back to this place we call home. Thank you for your gifts to the community from payroll deductions, monthly gifts or one-time gifts.
Every dollar raised helps people I need right here at home.
Thanks to the generosity of United Way donors – workplace, corporate and individual donors combined – we raised $4.35 million that will go to work changing people’s lives for the better here in Greater Victoria.
Because of you, 90,000 people in Greater Victoria were helped by United Way.
Mark Breslauer, CEO has said it best in his video when he named each United Way donor as a Spirit Award nominee for exemplifying the generosity of spirit and giving through their support of the United Way.
Thank you all and congratulations to our nominees and winners!
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