To date, the York Cares United Way Campaign has raised close to $105,000

At just over the halfway mark, the York Cares United Way Campaign has raised $104,167.16 towards the final campaign goal of $185,000. The 2017 York Cares United Way Campaign runs until Nov. 30 and there’s still time to make an individual donation.

Each year, members of the York U community come together to support the United Way. Funds raised through the campaign benefit important local agencies and programs – some of which impact York’s programs and students directly.

Did you know that that $100 provides crisis and supportive counselling to a woman and her children who are survivors of domestic violence? A contribution of $500 provides funding and support for a week-long hot breakfast program for more than 50 deserving children. Opportunities to donate continue throughout the month.

On Nov. 23, the Office of the Vice-President Academic & Provost will be hosting its sophomore annual Auction & Wine Pull in support of United Way, from 12 to 3pm in the Kaneff Tower, ninth floor kitchen and lounge area. For the auction, bidding starts as low as $5 for unique, interesting and top-quality items. For the Wine Pull come prepared to donate $20 per pull for the opportunity to grab wines ranging from $10 to $100.

The York Cares United Way Campaign Skills & Talents Auction

The York Cares United Way Campaign Skills & Talents Silent Auction, which took place Nov. 16 and 17, was a success, raising $1,605.55. Some of the auction items that enjoyed vigorous, competitive bidding at this year’s event included a 10-piece Lagostina Ticino cookware set; a gift card to Harry Rosen; a private behind-the-scenes tour of the Allan I. Carswell Observatory for six people; guitar lessons; hand-blown glass ornaments; baked goods; prepared lunches for a week; a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey; a photo shoot; and teacup candles, among many items on display.

The York Cares United Way Campaign Skills & Talents Silent Auction was made possible through generous donations from the following individuals and organizations:

Individual donors:

  • Al Regina
  • Alex Neumann
  • Alexandra Lucchesi
  • Alyson Gamble
  • Amanda Coric
  • Antonietta D’urzo
  • Connie Tomaso Romano
  • Danielle Wu
  • Deb Crooks
  • Guy Larocque
  • Jaismine Jassal
  • Lara Roccatani
  • Loredana Kun
  • Louise Spencer
  • Nadia Dar
  • Nancy Stanger
  • Paul Delaney
  • Peter Rowley
  • Pierre Potvin
  • Sandra Vite
  • Tina Dang
  • Zach Nichols

Faculties, private- and public-sector donors:

  • Asad Jalal (Artland.ca)
  • Canadian Tire (Lawrence Square Shopping Centre)
  • Harry Rosen
  • Hush Brands Inc
  • Lassonde School of Engineering
  • Ontario Science Centre
  • Royal Ontario Museum
  • Toronto Police Services (31 Division)

In addition to the Skills & Talents Silent Auction, a Pancake Breakfast, which was attended by 108 people and raised $315. A CN Tower climb, which had 11 student participants who raised $665. A Halloween Costume Event and Jeans Week Event hosted by the Office of the Vice-President Academic and Provost, raising approximately $220. And, a soup sale hosted by the Office of the Vice-President Academic and Provost raised approximately $130.

For more information on the campaign, and how to get involved, visit the York Cares United Way Campaign website.

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