United Way

Pass earns a year’s worth of casual dress days

The campus campaign for United Way has announced an annual pass entitling employees to participate in its Thursday dress-down days for just $50.

The University has approved casual dress days every Thursday through 2013. Individuals can purchase a sticker each week from their canvasser for a $2 donation to the United Way.

“The pass is just $50, and that donation is tax deductible,” says organizer Lynn McLeod. “If you participate through the year, the pass saves you more than half the cost, plus the tax deduction—what a deal!”

United Way campaign planning sweet treat as Random Act of Kindness

The Windsor-Essex United Way and its youth affiliate, Students United, will ask the campus to “pay it forward” on Friday, November 9, distributing free cupcakes outside the CAW Student Centre in exchange for a promise to carry the message of Random Acts of Kindness Day through the University.

Faculty and staff who make a qualifying contribution to the charity will enter a draw for prizes that includes:


Bowl-a-thon to support United Way

A group of business students will hold a charity bowl-a-thon in support of the Windsor-Essex United Way on Wednesday, November 14.

The event runs 9 p.m. to midnight at the Rose Bowl, 2458 Dougall Avenue. The cost to enter is $15 per person. To register, phone 519-981-7377 or 519-819-7589.


Flag raising kicks off campus United Way campaign

The University of Windsor’s contributions to the United Way of Windsor-Essex play a critical role in making the community a better place, according to the organization’s CEO.

“The university is a very important partner for us and we’re very grateful for all their contributions,” said Penny Marrett, who along with president Alan Wildeman, was on campus yesterday for a flag-raising ceremony to kick off this year’s annual campaign.

Lunchtime barbecue to support local charity

Last year, the United Way helped 196,000 people in Windsor-Essex. This year, you can help—actually, you can help today!

The campus campaign is hosting a fundraising barbecue outside the CAW Student Centre, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16.

The volunteer staff of retired UWindsor staff and faculty will serve a hotdog (veggie dogs available), pop and chips for a donation of $4.


United Way student coordinator looking to engage youth

Megan Nicol comes by her involvement with United Way naturally. The new University of Windsor student coordinator for the charity, she says her family has a long history of giving to the cause.

“Everybody back home always has such great things to say about the United Way,” says the fourth-year concurrent education student. “I think it is such an awesome organization.”

Nicol’s role is to help young people become aware of the United Way and its community work.

Volunteers come out of retirement to help with United Way barbecue

After many years of service, UWindsor retirees continued to give their time to help those in need.

Retired and current staff volunteered to run the annual barbecue Tuesday in the Student Centre Courtyard to raise funds for United Way, which funds non-profit organizations in Windsor and Essex County.

“We want to increase awareness and raise money for the campus campaign,” says volunteer Soula Serra, student development specialist in the Educational Development Centre. “There are many people in need, and the retirees felt it was important to help them.”


Networking event to benefit community youth leadership program

Lancer women’s basketball head coach Chantal Vallée is among the community leaders who will attend a networking event for Windsor’s young adults, students and professionals on Thursday, September 27.

The GenNext committee of the United Way offers young leaders a chance to meet and learn from their peers and mentors, as well as opportunities to volunteer and better the community, says coordinator Anjana Jacob, a 2011 graduate of the Odette School of Business.

Tuesday barbecue to support local charities

The contributions of community partners make possible the work of the United Way, according to its CEO Penny Marrett.

“Last year, because of your support, United Way’s funded strategies helped 196,000 people in Windsor-Essex,” she told volunteers at its 2012 campaign kick-off, September 14.

Retired members of the UWindsor faculty and staff will kick off the campus campaign for United Way with its annual fundraising barbecue, Tuesday, September 25. A donation of just $4 will earn supporters a hotdog or veggie dog, chips and a drink.