For the first time in United Way Winnipeg’s history the annual fundraising campaign is evolving to focus on three-year goals to address the growing challenges faced by kids and families in Winnipeg today.
This evolution is a direct response to conversations with nearly 2,000 Winnipeggers during United Way’s 50th anniversary last year.
Goals for how many more kids and families can be helped will be unveiled in four key areas reflecting the priorities Winnipeggers shared. This additional help will build on the core programs and network of services currently funded by United Way which help thousands of Winnipeggers every day.
The announcement will be made as part of a free community breakfast being hosted for local kids and families, in partnership with Winnipeg School Division and other organizations. Community leadership from all sectors will be on hand to help serve breakfast on Thu. Sept. 15 beginning at 8 a.m. at Hugh John Macdonald School, 567 Bannatyne Ave.
Some of the people on hand will include, Brian Pallister, Premier of Manitoba; Brian Bowman, Mayor of Winnipeg; Scott Fielding, Minister of Families; Ian Wishart, Minister of Education and Training; Pauline Clarke, Chief Superintendent, Winnipeg School Division; Vinh Huynh, Principal,Hugh John Macdonald School; Neil Besner, United Way Winnipeg 2016 Campaign Chair; Jodene Baker, Volunteer Chair of United Way’s Community Investment Committee; Shania Pruden, Brandon Murdock, Mary Van Eerd-Cook and Malofo Fofana – Winnipeggers whose lives have been improved thanks to help they received from United Way-supported services.