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100% local: Upper Grand supports community agencies through United Way campaign

For Immediate Release
October 18, 2018


GUELPH, Ontario – Staff and students in the Upper Grand are gearing up for an annual campaign that directly supports agencies in our communities.

On Monday, the Upper Grand District School Board will kick off its annual United Way fundraising campaign. The campaign will run in all schools and board offices from Oct. 23 to November 30.

For more than 75 years, United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin has worked to meet the needs of the Upper Grand community. United Way is directed by a board of volunteers, managed by committed staff and supported by thousands of donors. Funds raised by United Way go to support many programs in the Wellington, Guelph and Dufferin communities.

The United Way campaign is 100% local. Every dollar that is collected during the United Way campaign goes to agencies right in our neighbourhoods – many of these agencies help support Upper Grand families and students. This year, United Way will be donating funds to 76 programs at 53 community agencies.

Some of the organizations that the United Way helps support in our communities include Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Canadian Mental Health Association, Family & Children’s Services, Headwaters Communities in Action, Women In Crisis, local food banks, and many more.

The United Way and its network of funded agencies focus on five building blocks to create strong neighbourhoods and thriving communities: connected kids, adequate basic needs, sense of belonging, positive mental health and support for seniors. The stories of some of the lives that have been touched can be viewed on the United Way website.

For more information about United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin, please visit their website

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Media contact:
Heather Loney, Communications and Community Engagement Officer
Upper Grand District School Board
519-822-4420 ext.725
heather.loney@ugdsb.on.ca

Megan Sicoli, Administrative Officer, Communications
Upper Grand District School Board
519-822-4420 ext.764
megan.sicoli@ugdsb.on.ca

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