Changing lives. Building community. It all starts on United Way Day, September 21 when volunteers from across the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley help kick off United Way’s 2017 campaign at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.
The theme of United Way Day is being kind to one another. Volunteers will be out across downtown Vancouver early that morning handing out Cards of Kindness – each card featuring a kind action individuals can do for strangers, friends and family. Eleven municipalities have proclaimed United Way Day and BC Place, Port Coquitlam City Hall and Vancouver City Hall will all be lit up in red to mark the day.
United Way Day also launches United Way’s annual fundraising campaign. Later in the morning, Employee Campaign Chairs, Leadership Chairs, United Way’s Board of Directors, Campaign Cabinet and Campaign Associates all join together at United Way’s RevUp Event. At RevUp, volunteers not only get the training they need to run great fundraising campaigns, but will leave inspired after meeting Angie, a senior whose life was changed because of a United Way-funded Seniors Active Aging program. They’ll also learn why it just feels so good to give from our keynote speaker, Dr. Lara Aknin.
Thanks to The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver and Unifor Local 4275 for their ongoing support of this event and the United Way campaign.
For more information or to register, please visit https://www.uwlm.ca/events/rev-up/