With a few weeks to go in its yearly campaign, the Pembina Valley United Way is still hoping to reach its goal of $150,000.
Since launching its annual campaign in mid-September, great progress has already been made.
"We're excited about the campaign so far this year," said President, Levi Taylor. "We've raised just over $107,000...So we've got a couple weeks, or a little while here to meet that goal," said Taylor.
Taylor added that the Pembina Valley is always extremely generous when it comes to making donations, especially for good causes like the United Way. "So we're confident that we're going to be able to meet that goal by the end of the season."
When you hear United Way Pembina Valley, Taylor said you might wonder where this money goes to.
"It's so important that we stress that it's local programs, The money stays in the Pembina Valley, and people will be familiar with a lot of these programs. Like, these are foundational programs within our community. And so we're extremely happy that we can support them and continue the good work that they do."
Last year's campaign raised $110,000, allowing the Pembina Valley United Way to help out 19 different non-profits in the area.
The agency was also able to support the post-secondary aspirations of Morden-Winkler students with scholarships and bursaries last spring.
Donations to the campaign can be made in person at the Access Credit Union branches in Winkler or Morden. Online donations can be made at unitedwaypembinavalley.ca.
Cheques can be mailed to United Way, PO Box 758, Morden, MB, R6M 1A7.
You can also learn more about United Way Pembina Valley or make an in-person donation at one of its upcoming events. The agency is sponsoring the Winkler Flyers’ afternoon game on Dec. 10 and will follow the game with Winkler’s Skate With Santa that evening in the Winkler Centennial Arena. All are welcome
~ With files from Nicole Klassen ~