Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Help the United Way make a difference
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 10 Jan 2007, p. 6

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As evidenced by the recent success of the numerous Christmas drives for toys and food, Halton Hills residents are second to none when it comes to giving. The annual Christmas drives were a resounding success which makes it all the more puzzling why the United Way of Halton Hills is struggling, once again, to reach its target. According to United Way of Halton Hills executive director Kim Robinson, the 2005-06 campaign finished $20,000 short of its $300,000 goal last year and she is concerned a similar shortfall could hit the organization for this year's campaign which is currently winding down. "If the community wants to invest in itself and its residents then we need additional support," said Robinson. The local United Way provides funding to 15 local agencies, ranging from Community Living North Halton to the Halton Trauma Centre to Links2Care (formerly Halton Hills Community Support and Information). When the United Way campaign falls short, those 15 agencies feel the pain. Hurting the local campaign is the fact Halton Hills does not have a large industrial base from which to draw support. That is why it is vital that local residents who donate at workplaces not in Halton Hills ensure their donation is directed to the United Way of Halton Hills. There is still time to donate and make a difference in the lives of your Halton Hills neighbors. Anyone interested in making a donation to the United Way of Halton Hills 2006 campaign can do so by calling the United Way office at 905-8773066 or sending a cheque to United Way of Halton Hills PO Box 286, Georgetown, ON, L7G 4Y5. Donations can also be made online at www.haltonhills.unitedway.ca.

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Help the United Way make a difference