Queen's University

Campus United Way campaign enters final stage

Queen's United Way leaders and volunteers celebrated the campaign's accomplishments at last week's touchdown breakfast. The university has reached 99 per cent of its fundraising goal to this point. Donations can still be made through the month of December.

The United Way community campaign drew to a close last week, but Queen’s is still striving to hit its $315,000 fundraising goal.

“The Queen’s United Way campaign is winding down, but we still very much encourage people to complete their pledge forms or make donations directly by the end of December,” says staff co-chair Shelley Aylesworth-Spink.

Queen’s students have also planned a holiday food and clothing drive for Saturday, December 4 to benefit several United Way-funded agencies. They will be going door-to-door in the residential area near campus collecting items.

“Through our involvement in the campaign, Queen’s students have gained a better understanding of the vital community needs. We believe the food and clothing drive is one way we can help make a difference,” says student co-chair Leia de Guzman.

The Queen’s campaign has raised $310,160. Faculty and staff members who would still like to make a donation or require a pledge form can contact Allison Bailey by email or ext. 78345.

The Kingston community raised $3,145,000 for the United Way serving Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington during the recent 12-week campaign. Those funds will support a network of 51 social service and health agencies.

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