“It feels good to support the United Way,” says Mayce Mirza, a second-year chemistry major and one of hundreds of students who stopped by the fundraising barbecue run by volunteer retirees outside the CAW Student Centre on Tuesday.
By purchasing lunch there, patrons supported the charity’s work on behalf of families in the local community.
For information on how to volunteer as a canvasser for the United Way, contact campus campaign organizer John McGinlay at 519-253-3000, ext. 4521.
Gardening is hard work, says Rebecca Amoah, but when you see the benefits it can bring to a community, “it’s amazing.”
The grade 12 Riverside Secondary student joined other young people from across Windsor in the Campus Community Garden on Tuesday to launch the local Change the World project, part of a province-wide Youth Volunteer Challenge.
A group of students from the Odette School of Business are hoping people will put their otherwise worthless knowledge to good use Friday. They have organized Trivia 4 a Cause as a fundraiser for the United Way/Centraide of Windsor Essex County.
The event will pit teams of four in competition and runs 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 15, in the CAW Student Centre. It offers a $200 grand prize to the winning team.
University of Windsor contributions to the United Way have topped $100,000 for the seventh straight year, campaign volunteers learned Friday at a luncheon celebrating the 2012 fundraising results for the charity.
Staff, faculty and students donated a total of $106,530 through pledges, payroll deduction, and special projects like casual dress days and benefit barbecues.
Lorraine Goddard, director of community impact and development for the local United Way, said the organization is grateful for the support of the campus.
Some members of UWindsor faculty and staff are extra-happy to have contributed to the 2012 campus campaign for United Way after winning prizes in a draw reserved for employee donors.
Among the prize winners are:
The campus campaign for the United Way will close its 2012 effort January 16; UWindsor employees who make a donation before then may qualify for a prize draw.
Faculty and staff who pledge a minimum of $52—just $2 per pay period—by that date will be entered into a draw for the following prizes: