Victoria News

United Way nears $6-million goal

After raising an astonishing $5.5 million, the United Way of Greater Victoria is hoping the public can rally one last time to help reach the charity's fundraising goal.

The annual campaign still needs another $445,000 for various non-profit organizations that support vulnerable people in the Capital Region.

Shelters, mental health workers and people with disabilities all depend on the funding each year.

"The organizations that we fund depend on us to keep their programs and services moving forward to address the root causes of social issues in our region,” said Linda Hughes, CEO of United Way.

To donate before the extended Jan. 31 deadline, visit uwgv.ca or call 250-385-6708.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Community cleanup crews sought for plastics program
 
CANCER AND FAMILIES-PART 1: ‘The diagnosis was terrifying’
 
Flu shot-or-mask rule upheld by arbitrator
VIDEO: Christmas Greetings from Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper
 
Nobody hurt in highway vehicle fire
 
Culture and artistic talents bloom on Quamichan school walls
Blasting causes headaches for Langford homeowners
 
The Week — Jan. 19
 
Crowd backs sale of Blueberry Creek Community School

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 22 edition online now. Browse the archives.