Community Papers

You can still help the United Way campaign

To the Residents of Cranbrook, Kimberley and area:

The United Way campaign is at 85% of our $111,000 goal for 2012.  Our thanks are extended to each one of you who have made your annual donation personally or through your workplace campaigns.  Your donations assure that United Way continues to invest in programs and services that provide support to everyone needing help in our communities, fulfilling our mission

“To strengthen our community’s capacity to care for one another”.

This year continuing our resolve to keep operating costs at a 15% level of donations, to raise our profile and to engage with a wider network in our communities, it was decided to circulate a donation appeal flyer in the Townsman rather than mail out appeals to our previous listed donors.  Unfortunately this was not as successful as we had hoped; therefore we are appealing to our communities to please not forget that your United Way donation is still needed, even though you have not been personally asked.

The goal of United Way is to have every resident recognize the value of supporting an organization that invests dollars raised in our community to a wide spectrum of community programs; from prenatal and infant programs, such as the Bellies to Babies, through important learning and formative years programming; with Success by Six, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Club, the P.A.R.T.Y. Program, Community Living, and Restorative Justice, to community support programs for Seniors and Hospice services.  These agencies and others, ensure that our communities continue to be healthy, strong and supportive to everyone’s benefit.

Do you believe in your community?  Do you believe that its success depends on the people who live in it?  That everyone has something to contribute?  That everyone deserves respect?  That everyone’s potential can be realized?  We do at United Way and hope that you do as well by showing your support with your taxable donation.  Big or small all donations are important in our community mission.

On behalf of our Board of Directors Merry Christmas and wishes to all for a happy and prosperous 2013.

Sincerely,

Donna Brady Fields

Executive Director

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