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We have reached our goal!

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!

 

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Our office is closing for the holidays

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 trish.buote@uwlg.org or on her cell phone at (613) 246-1927. 

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Christmas Cash winners announced

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!

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P&G donates $200,000 to 2017 campaign

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.

 

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2017 Docs & Diamonds Gala shatters 2016 event fundraising total by 76%!

                      

November 28th, 2017                                                                                                                For Immediate Release

 

Attention City/News/Editors
 

“2017 DOCS & DIAMONDS GALA SHATTERS 2016 EVENT FUNDRAISING TOTAL BY 76%!”

Brockville, ON.

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.

 

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Our Online Auction is now live

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Docs & Diamonds is sold out

Our Docs & Diamonds event to be held on Saturday, November 25th is sold out! 

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MP Gord Brown and MPP Steve Clark to host Fundraising Breakfast

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2017 Cabinet

We are pleased to present our 2017 Campaign Cabinet. 

campaign cabinet

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Docs & Diamonds to take on The Sopranos theme

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.

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Starlight Film Festival to be held November 3, 2017

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 tanya.noyes@uwlg.org for more information.

 

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RBC Foundation donates $4,500 to our 2017 Campaign

The staff at the local RBC branch in Brockville presented a cheque of $4,500 to the United Way Leeds and Grenville from RBC Foundation.

The cheque is intended to support the United Way’s annual giving campaign. “RBC is proud of our ongoing commitment to the Leeds & Grenville region through our support of United Way. We wish you continued success with the 2017 Campaign.” writes Sue-Ellen Holst, Director, Donations — Ontario North & East RBC Foundation.

Tammy Sokolowski, United Way Leeds & Grenville Board Chair and Trish Buote, Executive Director were on hand to accept the generous donation.

“We are extremely grateful for RBC’s ongoing support of the United Way and in helping the Leeds & Grenville community live healthy and prosperous lives. We couldn’t do what we do without them.” says Trish Buote.

 

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