What if we told you one simple act could have a tremendous positive impact on people across Perth and Huron Counties?
Beginning July 20 and running through August 7, the LCBO is launching their ‘Giving Back in Our Community’ campaign in 17 stores across Perth and Huron counties to benefit United Way Perth-Huron (UWPH); and all you need to do is say yes when an LCBO employee at your local retail location asks if you want to donate $10, $5 or $2.
“Our in-store campaign and customer donations help LCBO do its part for those in need in our communities,” commented Connie Locke, Manager of the Stratford, Festival Mall LCBO. “The great thing about United Way is that all donations stay local. We are all part of these communities – that’s why we are proud to support United Way as they continue to work for positive change in Huron and Perth.”
In 2016, the LCBO donated more than $52,000 to United Way Perth-Huron. In fact, the LCBO is the single largest United Way contributor province-wide from the Ontario Public Service sector.
“Asking for donations can be difficult,” mentioned Janice Gregory, Manager of the Lucknow LCBO, “but the LCBO runs these campaigns because we know there are people in our local communities that need help and customers always respond.”
These generous donations from the LCBO and its customers help UWPH deliver positive change in many forms; based on the three pillars of helping individuals move from poverty to possibility, building strong communities and helping kids be all they can be.
“United Way Perth-Huron’s mandate goes well beyond money,” says UWPH Executive Director Ryan Erb, “And we’re proud the LCBO and their customers choose to support the 100% Local work of United Way in our communities.”
Further to supporting 48 organizations and services across Perth and Huron Counties, UWPH operates as an incubator, governing and guiding new and growing non-profits along the path to becoming self-sustaining charities, It also provide affordable office space and administrative support for non-profit tenants at The United Centre in Stratford. Moreover, United Way Perth-Huron delivers valuable research and advocacy through the Social Research and Planning Council; who recently released the ‘Embracing Diveristy’ report on newcomer experiences in our local communities.
To help United Way continue supporting these local services and organizations, donations are gladly accepted. Call 519-271-7730 or 1-877-818-8867, mail to 32 Erie Street, Stratford, ON N5A 2M4 or visit perthhuron.unitedway.ca.
For more information or to set up an interview with Ryan Erb, Executive Director, please call 1-877-818-8867 or 519-271-7730 or email email@example.com.