Today, we stand at the threshold of a new chapter in our community’s journey as we approach the launch of United Way Halton & Hamilton’s 2023-2024 Campaign! While our official campaign kickoff will be taking place on September 16, 2023, I wanted to share a few thoughts and some exciting event updates.
As we get ready to kickstart our campaign, we have relaunched the beloved Plane Pull event, graciously hosted by UPS. This event symbolizes our collective strength and determination as teams come together to pull an airplane. Whether you are participating in the Plane Pull or cheering from the sidelines, together, we showcase that nothing is more important than community. You can still show your #LocalLove by registering a team today, or by pledging your support at uwhh.ca/events. I want to express our heartfelt gratitude to our event sponsors Cogeco and TD_Canada! Your support helps United Way continue to make a lasting impact and build a thriving community for everyone.
As we look ahead to this year’s campaign, let us remember that nothing matters more than community. Our 2023-2024 mission is to enrich the lives of an even larger number of individuals and families. We have experienced many challenges over the past few years. Yet amidst these trials, we’ve remained resilient by standing together.
At United Way Halton & Hamilton, we have witnessed firsthand the difference we can make when we stand shoulder-to-shoulder. Protecting the network of support is of utmost importance to us. When individuals seek help, they often require access to multiple programs, and their needs are often complex. Through our growing 106 local programs and services, we have touched the lives of over 143,562 families and neighbours, providing crucial support and guidance. By focusing on local needs and basing our strategies on evidence, we mobilize our partners to create coordinated, connected, and seamless programs and services that address needs at their source.
However, many of these crucial social services and resources across our local communities have been stretched beyond capacity with ever-increasing demand. We at United Way Halton & Hamilton are committed to leading the way forward, but we cannot do it alone—we need your support and partnership to make a lasting difference.
With every dollar raised this year, we create a ripple effect of positive change, improving the lives of those in need and ensuring a more equitable and thriving future for all.
We have some exciting news. This year, your gift to United Way goes even further, thanks to the Local Love Community Match. For every $4 donated, $1 will be matched by generous community members and local organizations, creating an even more significant impact on our community and helping more individuals and families improve their lives, locally.
Please stand with us, and let us continue to make a lasting impact on our community. Donate today!
President & CEO