York Cares United Way Campaign announces Pancake Breakfast and silent auction

As the largest supporter of social services in Toronto, the United Way Greater Toronto is dedicated to creating opportunities that people need to improve their lives and build a better future.

Every year, the York University community engages in the York Cares United Way Campaign to raise much-needed funding for the United Way Greater Toronto. This year’s goal is to raise $180,000.

There are several ways to contribute to the campaign.

2019 York Cares United Way Campaign Pancake Breakfast

Show your support of social services in the GTA by attending the annual York Cares United Way Campaign Pancake Breakfast, taking place Nov. 15 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Central Square Cafeteria. For only $2 you can enjoy delicious pancakes and a hot beverage. This is an opportunity to learn more about the United Way Greater Toronto while supporting a good cause and learning more about the campaign. Come out and cheer on our senior leaders along with our York Cares United Way Campaign committee and student ambassadors as they flip pancakes for an important cause. This event is supported by Aramark.

2019 York Cares United Way Campaign Silent Auction

On Nov. 20 and 21, the Division of Advancement will host its annual Silent Auction in support of the 2019 York Cares United Way Campaign. This is an event where you can donate and bid on exciting prizes and showcase your creativity, skills and ability in areas of interest outside of work. It is a great way to share hidden talents with your colleagues, while helping to raise funds for United Way of Greater Toronto, which includes Peel, Toronto and York Region.

Let the campaign team know if you have an item you would like to add to the exciting line up of products, skills, talents, services available for auction.

Some examples of items you can contribute are:

• home baked treats and other delicious baked goods,
• art,
• services (photography, tutoring, coaching, etc.),
• handmade candles, jewelry, charms and bookmarks,
• resume, cover letter and LinkedIn review,
• vintage designer handbags,
• household items (small electronics, kitchenware, etc.).

Confirm your donation by end of day on Nov. 15 by emailing yucares@yorku.ca.

The auction will be held from 12 to 2 pm, Nov. 20 and 21 in room 135 Big Egg, West Office Building.

Spotlight on contributions

The York University community has already made incredible contributions to the campaign, including:

• OIPA: Vice-Provost Academic Halloween Event

Office of Institutional Planning and Analysis

On Oct. 31, the Office of Institutional Planning and Analysis (OIPA) hosted its inaugural Halloween event supporting the York Cares United Way Campaign by raising $219 for United Way Greater Toronto. Staff participated by dressing up in various costumes for a chance to win prizes and played zombie survival.

• CN Tower Climb

CN Tower Climb participants

Nov. 2 marked the annual CN Tower Climb, where staff, students and prospective students climbed 1,776 steps to the top of the CN Tower to raise funds to the United Way.

For more information on the campaign, or to find out how to make a contribution, visit the York Cares United Way Campaign website.

Share your pictures using the hashtag #yucares when you attend any of the York Cares United Way Campaign events.

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