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November 7, 2019 3:37 PM

Conestoga celebrates 2019 United Way Campaign launch

The Conestoga community celebrated the launch of the college’s 2019 United Way Campaign on November 4 with a travelling awareness event in support of the month-long employee fundraiser.

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Conestoga United Way Campaign volunteers kicked off the college’s employee fundraiser with a travelling photo booth, encouraging students and employees to stop and learn about the organization and programs they support.

Throughout the week, volunteers from the college and local United Way branches travelled to Conestoga’s Brantford, Cambridge, Doon, Guelph and Waterloo campuses with a photo booth to encourage students and employees to stop and learn about the organization and the programs they support.

United Way reports that every day, people across the country struggle to build better lives for themselves and their families. The organization is committed to helping Canadians by supporting a network of services that move people from poverty to possibility, help kids be all they can be, and build strong and healthy communities. By supporting local programs, United Way helps ensure that Canadians have access to the supports they need most, when and where they need them most.

This year, a team of more than 35 employee volunteers are leading the college towards a $43,000 pledge goal to support local United Way branches, including Brant, Guelph Wellington Dufferin, and Waterloo Region Communities.

“Conestoga is committed to supporting individuals and families across our communities in their efforts to overcome challenges and create positive change,” said Conestoga President John Tibbits. “Our continued support of United Way contributes directly to the economic and social well-being of our community, providing essential supports for those in need while empowering individuals to reach their full potential.”

Other activities planned to help support and celebrate this year’s campaign include the sale of Rhéo Thompson Mint Smoothies and prize draws, with more activities to be announced as the campaign progresses. Conestoga employees will also be invited to pledge.

For more information, contact the Conestoga United Way committee.