United Way 2013 Campaign
We're almost there! With your help, we will make goal!
The campaign is wrapping up this week with a very special event! You are invited to the Wrap Up party this Thursday, December 5th from 3:30-4:30pm in LLC 151! We will be announcing the final total and handing out some very special prizes! Refreshments will be provided.
While the campaign is officially coming to an end, donations are still being accepted. Haven’t received your pledge form yet? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Million Dollar Milestone
Camosun has a long history helping the United Way transform lives. At the start of the campaign, the college community had raised a total of $957,075 since electronic records began in 1994. Thanks to your donations, we have raised $73 704 for the 2013 campaign so far, surpassing one million dollars!
Although one million dollars is a major milestone, $82 500 is our ultimate goal for the 2013 campaign. In spite of a tough economic climate, Camosun has continuously met and surpassed our goals. It is during these difficult times that the United Way needs our support the most. We are almost there – working together truly can make a difference!
Thanks a million Camosun!
Are you an agent of change?
This year’s community campaign is themed Agent of Change and is set to raise $6 Million for the three impact areas: All that kids can be, From poverty to possibilities and Strong communities. Agents of change have been handed three missions:
- Mission 1: Ensure kids and youth grow up healthy and achieve success
- Mission 2: Break the cycle of poverty and move people toward the world of possibility
- Mission 3: Create opportunities and places for social interaction in our neighbourhoods
Community-building lies at the heart of the college, and Camosun is proud to be working with the United Way. Check out some of Camosun's very own Agents of Change.
Stay tuned for more information about upcoming events around campus, learn more about the United Way and how you can get involved, and track our progress - all right here!
Campaign Wrap Up | Dec 5
Don't miss out! Refreshments, prizes, good people - who could ask for more? Please join us to celebrate the campaign that made our workplace an Agent of Change.
- When? 3:30-4:30pm Thursday, December 5th
- Where? Library and Learning Commons, Room 151
The Smartest Loser
Don’t just put your heart into this year’s United Way campaign; put a healthier heart into it! This year we are excited to introduce the Smartest Loser. For $350, you will become a member of a small group who will train at the Interurban Fitness Centre with a tailored program valued at $1000. Contact Alan Poole, email@example.com, to book your pre-screening. Your heart, waistline and the United Way will love you!
Change for Change | Nov 1 - 30
Have a snack that gives back! Stop by the Bookstore and enjoy your favourite chocolate bar and choose from a wide selection of beverages during the month of November, and part of the proceeds will be donated to the United Way! All this made possible by Nestle Canada , Coca-Cola, Pepsi and the Camosun College Bookstore.
Camosun United Way Auction | Oct 31 – Nov 29
We are excited to announce the return of the United Way Auction! There are two ways to participate:
1) Donate something for the auction that says something about who you are OUTSIDE of work and in the community (carpentry, squash lessons, baking, etc) and/or
2) Bid on the auction items on the college Auction Site (available via Intranet homepage)
Please send your donated somethings to Jeff Wiggins, firstname.lastname@example.org, along with some photos and your estimated value.
Update! Think you're the winning bidder? Check your inbox!
Book for a Buck - Tune for a Loon at the Bookstore | Oct 31 – Nov 29
The Bookstore is accepting donations for the Book for a Buck – Tune for a Loon sale. Please bring your used books, CD’s, or DVD’s to either location of the Bookstore NOW. The sale is on now, so bring your change and refresh your library - 100% of the proceeds go to the United Way! Keep your eyes peeled for last minute deals!
Hair Ye Hair Ye Challenge | Nov 28
Kelly Parton from Arts & Science will part with ALL of her 1000’s of strands of hair if just $1000 dollars is raised for the United Way! Come by the Fisher Foyer this Thursday, November 28 at 1pm to get this ‘hair-raising’ event going.
Update! Kelly helped raise $1248.10 for the United Way! Thank you Kelly! Check out the photos here.
United Way Coffee Day | Nov 22
On Friday, November 22nd Aramark donated $1 from any hot beverage purchase with a voucher at By the Books to the United Way. The winning Ambassador with the most redeemed vouchers will receive five pizzas from Aramark for a lunch or event of your choice during normal business hours.
Update! Ambassadors successfully handed out 127 vouchers for a total of $127 raised - and just as many conversations!
The Dental Hygiene Program Challenge | Nov 11 - 22
Who is up for a challenge?! The Dental programs students are participating in raising funds for United Way by making a challenge to other programs at Camosun College in hopes of raising money to help change lives and build community.
Update! The Certified Dental Assisting students joined forces with the Dental Hygiene students to successfully raise $203.35 for the United Way, tieing in their new knowledge with their community projects! Congratulations!
Pancake Breakfast | Nov 5 & 7
Thank you Camosunites! The Pancake Breakfasts were a big hit - together we raised $888.32 for the United Way! Check out the photos here. Thank you to the Centre for Sport and Exercise Education Student Association, Camosun College PrintShop, Camosun College Athletics, Camosun College Student Society for their time and resources - and of course to all those who came out to support the event!
Camosun United Way Halloween Kick-Off | Oct 31
Camosun kicked off the United Way campaign on Thursday, October 31st from 10:00-3:00 in the Fisher Foyer at Lansdowne. Thanks to your donations for the GardenCity Photobooth, we raised $150 for the campaign! Check out the photos here and see who won the costume contest on our Prizes and Winners page.
Last updated: November 29, 2013 4:50 pm