United Way

Datta Pillay and Sheri Lowrie congratulate Laura McLeanCampaign co-chairs Datta Pillay and Sheri Lowrie congratulate Laura McLean, winner of an Apple iPad tablet computer in a draw for campus donors to the United Way.

Charity campaign on track to top target

The campus campaign for United Way has reached $98,839 in donations and pledges, supporters heard at a wrap event Monday.

Stephanie ParentStephanie Parent, an audio-visual technician in media and educational technologies, signals her excitement to win a free vacation day in an earlier draw for United Way supporters.

Still time to qualify for United Way prize draw

The campus campaign for United Way has topped $80,000, officials report, while waiting on a number of donors who gave last year.

“Our faculty and staff have pledged more than $71,000 so far this year, with retirees accounting for an additional $11,000,” says co-chair Sheri Lowrie. “However, there is a large group of previous supporters who have not yet sent in a donation. We are hoping to encourage them with a last big push.”

She hopes that final push will come when UWindsor employees are reminded of the incentive draw slated for the appreciation event December 4.

Participants of United Way's On Track To Success pose with their purchases at Devonshire Mall on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017.Participants of United Way's On Track To Success pose with their purchases at Devonshire Mall on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017.

UWindsor helps students get On Track To Success

It’s an experience Asheley wanted to hold onto forever.

And so, the 13-year-old snapped photos as she and her friends excitedly explored Devonshire Mall, trying on new clothes in anticipation of the first day of high school.

“It was the best day,” Asheley said, who will be going into Grade 9 at Assumption College Catholic High School in September.

“I took lots of pictures so I can remember this moment and look back and say, ‘remember when I went shopping?’”

Asheley was among a group of 50 students who are part of the United Way’s On Track to Success Program.

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