It’s not too late to donate to United Way and help Ladysmith families

Signy Madden of United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island encourages people to donate and help local families.

Editor:

United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island is a proud funder of two effective programs in Ladysmith: the Family Resource Program at LaFF (the “community living room” program for children and adults with nutritious meals, and parenting support) and the Dad’s Group at the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association (where dads and their children from marginalized families experience enriching and fun times together).

Every fall, United Way runs a fundraising campaign to raise dollars for these much-needed programs.

This year, our goal is to raise $750,000 for 33 programs in the Central Island area.

Donations are invested back into the communities like Ladysmith where the money is raised.

To ensure that the LaFF and LRCA programs are funded in 2014, please make a donation to United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island today online or at 250-729-7400.

Or call us if you would like to volunteer with the United Way. Thank you for your support!

By giving, you will ensure that programs and services will continue to move people out of poverty, support kids to learn, grow and thrive and connect people in need with supports and services to make positive changes in their lives.

These programs are essential to a healthy and strong community.

Our board and staff would also like to thank the following workplaces who are running campaigns this fall for United Way. They care and act on that caring by contributing to a healthy community in Ladysmith:

• BMO Bank of Montreal

• RBC

• CIBC

• Town of Ladysmith

• Island Health

 

Signy Madden

Executive director

United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island

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