United Way

Campus campaign for United Way tops fundraising target

University of Windsor contributions to the United Way have topped $100,000 for the seventh straight year, campaign volunteers learned Friday at a luncheon celebrating the 2012 fundraising results for the charity.

Staff, faculty and students donated a total of $106,530 through pledges, payroll deduction, and special projects like casual dress days and benefit barbecues.

Lorraine Goddard, director of community impact and development for the local United Way, said the organization is grateful for the support of the campus.

Last chance to qualify for United Way prize draw

The campus campaign for the United Way will close its 2012 effort January 16; UWindsor employees who make a donation before then may qualify for a prize draw.

Faculty and staff who pledge a minimum of $52—just $2 per pay period—by that date will be entered into a draw for the following prizes:

Pass earns a year’s worth of casual dress days

The campus campaign for United Way has announced an annual pass entitling employees to participate in its Thursday dress-down days for just $50.

The University has approved casual dress days every Thursday through 2013. Individuals can purchase a sticker each week from their canvasser for a $2 donation to the United Way.

“The pass is just $50, and that donation is tax deductible,” says organizer Lynn McLeod. “If you participate through the year, the pass saves you more than half the cost, plus the tax deduction—what a deal!”

United Way campaign planning sweet treat as Random Act of Kindness

The Windsor-Essex United Way and its youth affiliate, Students United, will ask the campus to “pay it forward” on Friday, November 9, distributing free cupcakes outside the CAW Student Centre in exchange for a promise to carry the message of Random Acts of Kindness Day through the University.

Faculty and staff who make a qualifying contribution to the charity will enter a draw for prizes that includes:

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Bowl-a-thon to support United Way

A group of business students will hold a charity bowl-a-thon in support of the Windsor-Essex United Way on Wednesday, November 14.

The event runs 9 p.m. to midnight at the Rose Bowl, 2458 Dougall Avenue. The cost to enter is $15 per person. To register, phone 519-981-7377 or 519-819-7589.

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Flag raising kicks off campus United Way campaign

The University of Windsor’s contributions to the United Way of Windsor-Essex play a critical role in making the community a better place, according to the organization’s CEO.

“The university is a very important partner for us and we’re very grateful for all their contributions,” said Penny Marrett, who along with president Alan Wildeman, was on campus yesterday for a flag-raising ceremony to kick off this year’s annual campaign.

Lunchtime barbecue to support local charity

Last year, the United Way helped 196,000 people in Windsor-Essex. This year, you can help—actually, you can help today!

The campus campaign is hosting a fundraising barbecue outside the CAW Student Centre, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16.

The volunteer staff of retired UWindsor staff and faculty will serve a hotdog (veggie dogs available), pop and chips for a donation of $4.

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United Way student coordinator looking to engage youth

Megan Nicol comes by her involvement with United Way naturally. The new University of Windsor student coordinator for the charity, she says her family has a long history of giving to the cause.

“Everybody back home always has such great things to say about the United Way,” says the fourth-year concurrent education student. “I think it is such an awesome organization.”

Nicol’s role is to help young people become aware of the United Way and its community work.