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UGDSB kicks off local United Way fundraising campaign

For Immediate Release
October 12, 2017

GUELPH, Ontario – The Upper Grand DSB’s annual United Way Campaign will be kicking off in all schools and board offices on October 16 and will run until November 17.

For over 75 years, United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin has worked to meet the needs of our 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.

United Way supports a number of local programs and agencies. In the 2017-2018 year, United Way will be donating funds to 88 programs at 54 community agencies.

Some of the organizations that the United Way helps support in our communities include Action Read, Big Brothers Big Sisters Centre Wellington, Dufferin, Guelph and North Wellington, Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington, Dufferin Child and Family Services, Family and Children’s Services of Guelph and Wellington County and many more.

The United Way campaign helps those living in poverty, contributes to the health and well-being of our communities, and helps ensure students have what they need to succeed.

The United Way has touched so many of the lives in our communities by donating funds to local programs and organizations. The stories of some of the lives that have been touched can be viewed on the United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin website

Donations made to the United Way will directly influence many of the people living in our communities, 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

Megan Sicoli, Administrative Officer, Communications
Upper Grand District School Board
519-822-4420 ext.764

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