More than 1100 amazing organizations and thousands of employees support a United Way workplace campaign each year. While each and every one is a vital part of our overall success, some stand out for innovation, creativity and commitment. United Way’s annual Spirit Awards celebrate and recognize these individuals and organizations! 2012 Best in Show Best
Winnipeggers’ unrelenting spirit, generosity and belief in our city will continue to change lives by supporting a vital network of over 100 social programs and partnerships thanks to the largest campaign achievement ever. “Winnipeggers care about building a safer, stronger community we can all believe in – a Winnipeg we can all be proud to
From rubber chicken throwing to selling pasta by the bag and chances to win half a day off, there were no creative stones left unturned at the Canadian International Grains Institute‘s United Way campaign this year. The rubber chicken toss gets everyone smiling so much it’s become a bit of a tradition, explains Employee Campaign
You’ve shown how much you believe in Winnipeg by supporting United Way. Please join us as we share the results of this year’s fundraising campaign and celebrate the very real difference organizations and people like you are making in Winnipeg.
Hello. My name is Elsa Garcia. I am 27 years old and I live in the Brooklands community with my partner and our two children Olivia, 7 and Diego, 5. I wanted to write to let you know how important United Way programs and supports have been to me and my family.
As we head into the holiday season and our thoughts turn to family and to celebrating all that we have to be thankful for, thousands of Winnipeggers are struggling to hang on. Their thoughts are focused on somehow finding an affordable place to live, or finally landing a stable job, or even just being able to provide a lunch for their kids to take to school every day next week.
What does it take to have every single person in a workplace give to their United Way campaign? According to Tracy Boyer, co-Employee Campaign Chair of Costco East Winnipeg #153, all it takes is a giving spirit and a bit of education on what United Way does.
Leading into a season of celebration, it’s a perfect time to pay tribute to the organizations and people who are working hand in hand with United Way to inspire our entire community to action in order to help people in Winnipeg change their lives for the better.
“There are just so many agencies supported by United Way, and most of us have no idea. It doesn’t just help those that are in poverty, it touches everyone’s lives. It’s all over the whole city and I don’t think a lot of people realize it.“
We’re just over halfway through United Way of Winnipeg’s 2012 Campaign and while the stage is set for success, there is still a lot of work to do. “Well begun is half done”, said 2012 Campaign Chair Doug Finkbeiner at the last report session, where he announced that Winnipeggers have helped United Way just over