We are very pleased to announce that we have reached our goal of $825,000. The grand total raised will be released in the new year when all final donations are recorded.
We will continue to accept donations over the holidays. Every dollar that is raised will go to help those in need in the Leeds & Grenville area. Tax receipts for the 2017 calendar year will be issued for all donations made up to Dec. 31, 2017.
The money raised by the campaign will start being distributed in the new year. United Way volunteers will carefully review funding applications and make recommendations to the United Way Board of Directors in the coming weeks.
THANK YOU Leeds & Grenville!
Our office is closing for the holidays from Friday, December 22 to Monday, January 8, 2018. If you want to make a donation in 2017 you may donate online using the donate now button and receive your tax receipt immediately by email, or mail in your donation. We'll receipt donations dated and postmarked in 2017 for the 2017 taxation year when we return in January 2018. Our Executive Director Trish Buote will happily assist you if you want to make a donation over the phone or in person during the holidays. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or on her cell phone at (613) 246-1927.
Congratulations to Laurie L. who won the first place prize in our Christmas Cash raffle and collected $1,500 today. Our second place winner Harold Parsons wins $500. Thanks to all who participated!
Thank you to the employees of Procter & Gamble Brockville for your kind generosity to the United Way Leeds & Grenville and our community! P&G Plant Manager Mutazz Akour and Team Brockville presented a cheque for $100,000 to UWLG Board Chair Tammy Sokolowski, Cabinet Member Darren Gallacher and Executive Director Trish Buote. A total of $200,000 was donated to the 2017 fundraising campaign.
November 28th, 2017 For Immediate Release
“2017 DOCS & DIAMONDS GALA SHATTERS 2016 EVENT FUNDRAISING TOTAL BY 76%!”
The 2017 Docs & Diamonds Gala was held this past weekend at the Memorial Centre and was one for the United Leeds & Grenville record books. The Soprano themed event raised just over $30,000! A whopping 76% increase over the event held in 2016. This success means that the United Way is closer than ever in meeting its $825,000 fundraising goal for this year. These dollars mean so much and will go to help those in need in the Leeds & Grenville community.
Chair of the Event Committee, Dr. Andy Jordan, said, “I was very pleased with the event and the dollars raised. I feel Docs & Diamonds has established itself as a fun annual event that attendees look forward to each year and we are already contemplating the 2018 event. The theme not yet determined but will continue to be a popular parody of a favourite TV show.”
Trish Buote, Executive Director United Way Leeds & Grenville said, “I am thrilled with the outcome of the event and so grateful for the generous guests who attended, our important sponsors and the amazing volunteers and staff who spent countless hours to pull this fun event together. The people who will benefit most are those who are truly in need in our community. I am incredibly thankful.”
There is still time to donate to this year’s campaign. Please visit uwlg.org and donate online or call the office at 613-342-8889. Any help would be gratefully appreciated.
Our Docs & Diamonds event to be held on Saturday, November 25th is sold out!
Tickets are now on sale at the Brockville Scotiabank locations for this fun event. Join local doctors serving a full Italian meal as you are entertained by Yuk Yuk's Comedy Show and the music of Doctor Doctor. Tickets are $50 each and include the meal, a $25.00 tax receipt and the chance to win a diamond ring from Charm Diamond Centre, Brockville.
Students in all area high schools are invited to attend this special event exclusively for youth at Galaxy Cinemas Brockville. The event runs from midnight on November 3 to 7am on November 4, 2017. Your $20 ticket allows you to watch as many of the 5 featured movies as you can fit in the 7 hour event, as well as unlimited pop, popcorn and arcade games. Tickets can be purchased at Galaxy Cinemas, the United Way office and in some area schools. Contact email@example.com for more information.