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.
IT’S ABOUT PEOPLE
This year I met so many people who changed their lives and gave themselves and their families a second chance thanks to United Way. Their amazing stories reinforce for me just how important the essential network of programs and services United Way supports all across our city really is. This includes after school programs, homework clubs, community resource centres, parenting programs, mental health and wellness supports, disability services, asset building programs, pre-employment and job skills training, to name a few.
TIME IS RUNNING OUT
Time is running out on our annual campaign this year. This essential network of programs and services needs your help to continue to touch the lives of nearly one in three Winnipeggers.
YOU CAN MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE
The good news is that your gift right now will make a difference. It doesn’t matter the amount! It will change lives for the better. We see it every day.
2012 Campaign Chair
United Way of Winnipeg