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Campaign total announced for United Way Brandon

26.02.2019 14:33
By: Frank McGwire

One in every three people rely on services

Brandon, MB (CKLQ) - The Brandon and District United supports 35 programs through 25 agencies within our community.

It's like having 35 opportunities to make a difference in someone's life.

Every dollar raised during each and every campaign is put back into Westman communities.

At today's annual Touchdown luncheon at the Imperial Ballroom of the Victoria Inn the total for the 2018-19 campaign was announced to a capacity crowd of supporters.

This time around the campaign team managed to raise $631,950.44.

CEO Cynamon Mycashiw says the continued support is greatly appreciated as the need for the United Way always increases.

"Each and every day there's one in every three people in Westman using the services. We have 25 partners in this community that rely on these dollars so they can do what they do to help these people out," Mycashiw said.

In addition to the programs from of partner agencies United Way offers the Tools for School and Coats for Kids programs along with many other initiatives throughout the year.

Thanks to continuous support from generous people in this community the United Way of Brandon & District continues to make a difference and create opportunities.

Mycashiw adds that the Touchdown Luncheon is not only a chance to reflect on accomplishments during the campaign but a wonderful opportunity to say thanks.

"It's really our favorite day of the year we get to recognize the volunteers and the people who make it all happen for us," Mycashiw said.

There are 35 programs that benefit from the United Way everyday.

"They are on the ground doing great work every single day, right from feeding and sheltering people to helping people learn to read, getting some job skills, getting them out there and little bit more self sufficient," said Mycashiw.

The United Way offers a variety of opportunities for residents to help enrich the communities they live in.

"There's transitional housing and also many services out there that people don't expect the United Way to help," said Mycashiw.
The next major event on the calendar is the Volunteer Fair which helps kick off National Volunteer Week in Canada.

The event focuses on the groups that rely on continued support from United Way Brandon.

Mycashiw says it's a great opportunity for those looking to help with a great cause through volunteerism and to be specific about where they want to lend a hand.

The United Way and their agencies will be set up at Shoppers Mall Brandon Friday, April 5, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more details on how you can help the Brandon and District United Way please click here.