United Way Announces 2013 Community Campaign Total:$6.27 million

United Way of Saskatoon and Area, through the generosity of their donors and dedication of their volunteers, has raised $6.27 million during the 2013 Community Campaign.

“Every year we start at $0,” says United Way of Saskatoon and Area CEO, Sheri Benson. “Our staff and volunteers have been diligent over the past few months, connecting with donors in Saskatoon and area, spreading the message of United Way. Their hard work has resulted in another incredible Community Campaign total, which will allow United Way to make another significant investment into our community and our sector.”

United Way of Saskatoon and Area believes it takes an entire community working together to create positive change. Through collaborations and partnerships with local agencies, funders, businesses, labour and individual they focus on sustainable solutions to social issues in three specific areas:

  • Moving people from poverty into possibility – ensuring individuals and families basic needs are met, moving them out of poverty and into healthy sustainable situations.
  • Building healthy people and strong communities – improving access to social and health-related information and support services, and making sure everyone feels like a valued part of their community.
  • And finally, striving to help kids be all that they can be – improving access to learning and development programs, helping youth do well in school, and to make a healthy transition into adulthood.

2014 promises to be year of progress for United Way and the community. The organization’s annual investment decision-making process is already underway with Board, staff and local agencies, and projects such as the Plan to End Homelessness and 211 Saskatchewan will see advancement throughout the year.

Thank you to all United Way supporters for their dedication. Your support is changing lives.