United Way of Halton & Hamilton sets ambitious fundraising goal of $12.5 million

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Published September 18, 2023 at 9:20 am

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Last year, United Way Halton & Hamilton raised $12.5M to support community programs.

The United Way Halton & Hamilton has set an ambitious fundraising goal as it looks to fund projects in Oakville, Milton, Burlington, Halton Hills and Hamilton.

The $12.5 million campaign target, which aims to support the network of critical social services across the community, was announced at its signature Plane Pull event over the weekend.

This year’s goal presents a challenge to help transform the lives of the community.

Last year, 143,562 families and individuals received support from United Way Halton & Hamilton. Energized by the strides made over the last year, the mission for this year’s campaign is to enrich the lives of an even larger number of people.

With a growing network of 106 community programs, United Way Halton & Hamilton aims to magnify their impact and bring about a profound transformation in the lives of the expanding community.

“We’re coming out of the gate strong this year, and having witnessed the remarkable influence of a community united in supporting its most vulnerable, we’re deeply inspired,” said Brad Park, the organization’s president and CEO.

“This ignites our commitment to enhancing program capacity, ensuring every individual in need can access essential resources without delay. We have encountered an array of challenges over the past few years, which have reshaped our lives in unexpected ways. Yet, amidst these trials, we’ve seen the incredible resilience that our community has when we stand shoulder-to-shoulder. As we approach the threshold of a pivotal year for Milton, we’re committed to leading the way for positive change and resources to build a better future.”

This year, United Way Halton & Hamilton is introducing the Local Love Community Match. With every $4 donation, an additional $1 is added to the gift by a group of generous community members and local corporations.

Thanks to this match, any gift to United Way holds even more power. This isn’t just giving, it’s multiplying impact – addressing local challenges, supporting families, and empowering individuals in Halton & Hamilton.

“Our community has rallied in remarkable ways during the past few years and we will continue driving that momentum forward,” said campaign chair Matt Wickham.

“Our collective work, in ensuring people have access to the help they deserve, is critical to building a thriving community. This year’s Local Love Community Match provides an incredible way to amplify the impact of your contribution to United Way Halton & Hamilton. Whether you’ve been a long-time supporter or are considering your first gift, now is the time to help create lasting change.”

For more information on the organization, or to donate, visit their website.

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