This week, the United way kicked off the official launch of their 2016 campaign. I was pleased to be in attendance at this event alongside Mayor Watson and Councillors Michael Qaqish, Bob Monette, Allan Hubley, and Mark Taylor as a celebrity server.
Together, we helped distribute delicious sandwiches and desserts and drinks as the United Way introduced their 2016 Campaign Co-Chairs in a unique, interactive fundraiser all while supporting 100% local services.
The United Way works with local agency partners, government, stakeholders and thousands of donors each to identify community needs to assist in their three major focus areas of helping kids be all they can be, assisting those in poverty, and building stronger communities. This year, with the help of residents, they hope to change the lives of 60,300 people in Ottawa.
I would like to thank all those volunteers who have contributed to the United Way’s success throughout the years and for all that they do to keep our communities growing in safety and health.
To learn more about the United Way Ottawa, please visit their website here.