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UWindsor student Eileen Chen serves a holiday meal at a dinner for Windsor’s needy.UWindsor student Eileen Chen serves a holiday meal at a dinner for Windsor’s needy.

Charity kick-off a chance for coffee and community contribution

An event to officially celebrate the start of the campus campaign for the United Way will feature free coffee and doughnut bites, as well as a chance for UWindsor employees to win an extra vacation day.

The United Way flag will rise outside Chrysler Hall Tower on Friday, November 3, to signal the University’s commitment to the charity’s programs to reduce the effects of poverty across Windsor-Essex County.

The event will begin at 10 a.m. on the tower’s west side. After presentations on the charity’s community impact, faculty and staff in attendance will have the opportunity to enter a prize draw for a free vacation day.

Volunteer canvassers will distribute pledge forms to colleagues this week and next, seeking their support for the United Way’s investment in three priority areas: reducing poverty, supporting kids and families, and strengthening neighbourhoods.