Care-A-Van of Hope
Thanks to Scotiabank® Match!
December 10, 2015. United Way Perth-Huron traveled both Counties on Thursday, December 10th for their 5th annual Care-A-Van of Hope.
Riding on a chartered bus sponsored by Cherrey Bus Lines, a group of volunteers, supporters and staff travelled to Scotiabank branches across the region on a mission to improve lives and build strong local communities. Throughout the day, they made stops in St. Marys, Exeter, Goderich, Listowel, Milverton, Mitchell and Stratford. In support of United Way Perth-Huron, they collected donations made at each branch between Dec. 1st and 10th, and were given additional on-the-spot donations from attendees. Local United Way Supported Partners were on hand to talk about the positive impact that is made possible by the funds raised. Branch staff and local dignitaries were also excited to welcome the Care-A-Van.
Through partnership with the Team Scotia Community Program, the efforts of each branch, and the generous donations of many individuals, businesses and corporations, Scotiabank helped the United Way raise an incredible $88,932. This amount includes the $15,000 Scotia match, and is over $6,554 more than last year.
Andrew Williams, Campaign Chair, enjoyed the overall experience of the day. “We had an incredible journey, visiting the vibrant towns in both counties, thanking donors that make United Way’s work possible, and hearing from our Supported Partners.”
The amount raised is an enormous help toward the 2015-2016 goal of $1,275,000 and a strong start toward a three-year goal of $4 million.
For more information or to set up an interview, with Ryan Erb, Executive Director, contact: 1-877-818-8867 or 519-271-7730 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictures courtesy of Lafs Photography