United In The Way We Care About Cambridge & North Dumfries
When choirs sing, good things happen. Such was the case Monday at Cambridge City Hall when the United Way of Cambridge and North Dumfries Kicked off its 2012 campaign in the public square. Around 100 community members were on hand to hear about the annual campaign and the fundraising goal of $2,425,000. Cambridge Mayor Doug Craig brought greetings from Cambridge city council.
The Cambridge Girls Choir sang angelically as the United Way executive presented this year's goal one panel at a time. It was a moment to behold. Community members of all ages were united in tackling the challenge which lies ahead.
The goal was announced by Rita Westbrook, the Campaign Chair for 2012, and a retired superintendent of the Waterloo Regional Police Service. The United Way campaign will continue until December 2012 and the announcement of the campaign fundraising total will be on February 7th at the United Way Community Celebration.
Westbrook knows very well what the United Way efforts mean to our community. Agency recipients become the great equalizers in many ways, helping and bringing opportunities to groups and individuals who may have otherwise fallen through the cracks.
The kickoff was also the start of the “Brian in a Box” promotion where DAVE FM morning show host, Brian West, and his co-hosts on DAVE FM will live in a metal storage container (provided by Franklin Self Storage) for the entire week! The storage container will travel to various locations around the community over the week:
Monday – City Hall then COM DEV Tuesday – COM DEV Wednesday – TBA Thursday – Zehrs at Franklin and Dundas Friday – DAVE FM
Kickoff marked the official start of the fundraising campaign, which will take place in over 200 workplaces across the community, providing people with the opportunity to donate directly, through payroll deductions or through corporate donations. The money impacts local citizens, changing their lives. The impact is within United Way’s three community priorities:
All that kids can be Poverty to possibility Healthy people, strong communities
Community members are invited to give, volunteer and act in support of the campaign. Change is possible when local residents work together to change the lives of the most vulnerable among us. Click Below To View Large Group Photo
Click Below for Larger Photo of the Cambridge Girls Choir
View Video presentation below of interviews and launch and Cambridge Girls Choir
(NOTE: Please adjust the video volume to your comfort level.)