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.

“Everyone who comes will share hot chocolate and sweets with us, and a special few will win prizes,” says Lowrie. “But to be entered in the draw, you have to submit your pledge or donation by November 30.”

Monday’s event begins at 1 p.m. in Katzman Lounge, Vanier Hall. RSVP through Eventbrite.

At stake are:

  • an iPad tablet computer;
  • an extra day’s vacation;
  • a pass for six months of campus parking;
  • a year’s membership in the Forge Fitness Centre;
  • four tickets to the SoCA Presents concert of your choice;
  • a three-play subscription to University Players.

Donors don’t have to be present to win, Lowrie notes, but attendees will have a chance to enter an extra ballot in the vacation day draw.

UWindsor employees may opt to contribute to United Way through payroll deduction. Learn about the charity’s work at or watch the campaign video: