United Way needs $350,000 by De­cem­ber 13

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CORN­WALL, On­tario – The United Way of SD & G hit the 50 per cent mark of their 2013 fundrais­ing cam­paign of $700,001.

It’s a huge achieve­ment that can’t be overly cel­e­brated since the cam­paign’s dead­line of Fri­day, Dec. 13 is just around the cor­ner.

“It is great to see that we are mak­ing progress but it also shows that we still have a ways to go,” said Nolan Quinn, cam­paign chair. “We are in crunch time to get where we need to be, but with the gen­eros­ity and sup­port of our com­mu­nity we are con­fi­dent we will reach our goal.”

There are 19 char­i­ta­ble agen­cies that de­pend on the sup­port of the United Way. It’s es­ti­mated that one out of four peo­ple in SD & G use a United Way ser­vice.

“Peo­ple can get in­volved by talk­ing about the cam­paign with co- work­ers and friends and fam­ily,” said Quinn. “Aware­ness is just as im­por­tant as the funds them­selves.”

United Way fundrais­ers:

The sec­ond an­nual ‘ A Glit­ter­ing Fes­tive Af­fair’ takes place at the RCAF Wing on Wa­ter Street on Sun­day, Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 18 ven­dors will be on site, with a min­i­mum of 10 per cent of sales go­ing to the United Way of SD & G. Free ad­mis­sion.

Come and dine at the ‘ Greek Christ­mas Fam­ily Feast’ at Phi­los fam­ily restau­rant on Dec. 11. Cock­tails start 5 p. m. with a six- course tra­di­tional din­ner with apps, dessert, Greek cof­fee and ouzo. Tick­ets are $40 each and a tax re­ceipt will be pro­vided.

Celebration sleigh at the Corn­wall Square: Tick­ets are on sale ev­ery weekend, Fri­day/ Satur­day/ Sun­day un­til the end of the cam­paign on Dec. 13. Over $4000 in lo­cal prizes do­nated - plus a trip voucher worth $3000. Prize tick­ets are $ 2. A min­i­mum doan­tion of $ 20 is re­quired to be en­tered into the trip draw.

Pom­mier Jewellers: All pro­ceeds from their Christ­mas or­na­ment an­gels ($20) help sup­port the cam­paign.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit unit­ed­waysdg.com.

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