Oct. 23, 2019Print | PDF
Wilfrid Laurier University has proudly supported United Way through an annual fall fundraising campaign at the Waterloo and Brantford campuses. The campaign, in its 30th year, directly supports United Way Waterloo Region Communities and Brant United Way, which are dedicated to helping vulnerable and at-risk youth, fighting poverty, and building strong neighbourhoods in Laurier’s campus communities.
In 2018, more than 25,000 people benefited from services supported by Brant United Way. In Waterloo Region, more than 80,000 people received help through supports such as food hampers and education programs.
“United Way provides life-changing services to thousands of people in our communities,” says Pam Cant, assistant vice-president of human resources and equity, and co-chair of Laurier’s United Way steering committee. “It is wonderful to see the strong support for the United Way campaign amongst Laurier faculty and staff.”
Laurier faculty, staff and retirees can contribute to the campaign via payroll and pension deduction, an online donation, or by attending an upcoming campus fundraising event.
On Oct. 31, faculty and staff are invited to a Halloween costume contest and fundraiser lunch at Wilf’s Restaurant and Bar at Laurier’s Waterloo campus from noon to 1:30 p.m. Forty per cent of sales from items ordered off Wilf’s United Way menu will be donated to the campaign.
Also on Oct. 31, a costume contest and potluck lunch will be held at Laurier’s Brantford campus from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the SC Johnson Building lobby. Prizes will be awarded for best group and individual costumes at each campus.
Laurier’s Information and Communication Technologies department has organized a pay-what-you-want book and DVD sale, located in the first-floor lounge area of the 202 Regina Street Building in Waterloo until Nov. 1. More than 300 books are available in a variety of genres.
In November, Laurier’s Brantford campus will also host the annual Soup-er Lunch. The event, in its fifth year, includes paint-your-own soup bowl sessions on Nov. 6 and 13, followed by the soup lunch on Nov. 21. Tickets are $25.
Laurier’s Waterloo campus community kicked off the United Way campaign Oct. 10 with a fundraiser lunch at Wilf’s. More than 50 faculty and staff attended.
Laurier employees can find more information about the annual United Way campaign at connect.wlu.ca/united-way or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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