WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT?
Heather Douglas will challenge herself to complete an Ironman triathlon to raise funds for United Way Windsor-Essex County. An Ironman triathlon consists of a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike and a 26.2 mile run, raced in that order and without a break. Heather will be participating in the Ironman Lake Placid Race, July 22, 2012.
WHY IS SHE DOING THIS?
All funds raised will go to youth mentoring programs through United Way. Youth Mentoring programs work with at-risk youth, ages 6-16, throughout our region to enhance their ability to develop social competencies, self-esteem, positive decision-making and problem solving skills. Heather has been a youth mentor for 5 years. Currently she is matched with 8 year old Paige, her little sister through Big Brothers Big Sisters. They both see first hand the impact their relationship has had on each other. Heather's fundraising goal is $14,000. All proceeds will support youth mentoring through United Way
Please help her reach her goal to raise $14,000 in support of Youth Mentoring through United Way. Learn more & 'like' the Fan Page:
On Wednesday, April 27, 2011, United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex, in partnership with The Windsor Star, hosted the 2011 Volunteers Changing Lives Awards.
Volunteers Changing Lives Awards were presented to local volunteers from Windsor-Essex County in celebration of their outstanding contributions to the community. Long-serving United Way volunteers were also recognized. For more details, click here
April 6, 2011 | Tell us what you think!
United Way/Centraide Windsor Essex County has engaged Sentiens Research, a local market research firm, to conduct and manage a survey. Over the next few weeks, Sentiens Research will be conducting an online survey to assess the opinions and attitudes of Windsor-Essex residents toward charitable giving in general and toward United Way in particular. This survey is a follow-up to a similar one we conducted in the fall of 2010 as part of an ongoing process to better understand our community's needs and to improve the quality of services.
In order to maximize participation from the community, we are asking for your assistance in recruiting respondents. We would greatly appreciate it if you would send an email to your members/employees inviting them to participate in the survey. It can be accessed by going to the following website: http://charitablegiving2011.questionpro.com
The survey takes approximately 12-15 minutes to complete. As an incentive, respondents are offered the opportunity to enter their name into a draw for a $500 cash prize, kindly contributed by a friend of United Way.
Sentiens Research will keep all individual responses confidential and will not be reported to any company or agency, including United Way.
Your support in this important initiative is greatly appreciated.
March 31, 2011 | Windsor Walks
March 31, 2011 | Windsor Walks
On January 3rd, CBC Windsor News Anchor
Susan Pedler pledged to walk every weekday morning for the next 6 months. She's inviting viewers to join her for a special event. Live Right Now is encouraging all of Windsor to walk with Susan Pedler, the CBC team, Mayor Eddie Francis, the Windsor Spitfires, the Lancers gold medal basketball team, CBC Kids Bo on the Go, and many others.
What: A walk along the Detroit River, to the Ambassador Bridge, and back. The walk is 4K in total
Where: Meet at the Boundless Playground (Riverside Drive & Caron Avenue)
When: 10:00AM, Friday, April 1, 2011
March 11, 2011 | Nominate a local hero today!
Our Annual Volunteers Changing Lives Awards honour caring, compassionate volunteers from Windsor-Essex County whose efforts, big or small, are improving the lives of others. Click here for more information or to nominate a volunteer.
Generously sponsored by and in partnership with The Windsor Star.
For further information, please contact Anjana Jacob (firstname.lastname@example.org; 519-258-0000 x1125)
February 28, 2011 | GenNext Bowl-a-thon
GenNext held their 3rd Annual Bowl-a-thon to raise funds for the community on Sunday. Over 30 individuals took part - and a total of $2,350 in pledges was raised in support of our community!
The GenNext Committee hopes to save funds raised through their events with the goal to invest in a special community project within the next year and a half.
To check out pictures from the event, visit: www.weareunited.com/slideshow
January 19, 2011 | United Way's I Believe in My Community Awards
On Wednesday, January 19, 2011, United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex celebrated exceptional workplaces in the community for their dedication to the United Way Campaign, and highlighted 2010 Campaign results to date.
I Believe in My Community Awards were presented to organizations, to recognize excellence in giving among the dedicated volunteers, donors and corporate supporters in the community. Penny Marrett, CEO of the United Way, applauded their results, "The awards honour organizations, campaigns and individuals who achieve outstanding results in their United Way Campaigns." For a complete list of the 2010 I Believe in My Community Award Recipients, visit www.weareunited.com/thank-you .
Lorraine Goddard, Director of Community Impact and Development for United Way/Centraide added, "The money raised during the 2010 Campaign will be invested in strategies to support basic needs and independence, to position kids and families for succes, and to create thriving neighbourhoods in Windsor and Essex County. These investments will have measurable impacts on our local community," she said.
To check out pictures from the event, visit www.weareunited.com/slideshow.