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United Way of Greater Victoria 'invests' $4.9 million into community

United Way is investing $4.9 million to a network of social services serving Greater Victoria’s most vulnerable citizens.

The contribution is focused on addressing the region’s pressing social issues related to children, poverty and building a “strong and caring community,” said the United Way of Greater Victoria in a press release.

Investment highlights include: resources to support employment training and financial literacy, youth mentorship programs and services to combat social isolation.

United Way is also increasing its efforts in the fast-growing West Shore communities.

“United Way is a leader in the social service sector with its dual role as a fundraiser and community funder. We aim to address the immediate needs of the community on an annual basis while creating long-term strategies to target the root causes of social issues,” said Patricia Jelinski, CEO at United Way.

“Our role is also to increase awareness, address misconceptions and engage individuals and bring partners together across the region to build a strong and caring community.”

While United Way is most visible during its fall workplace campaign, the organization is a year-round fundraiser and community funder.

For more information on the United Way of Greater Victoria, please call 250-385-6708 or visit its website at uwgv.ca.

 

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