The York Cares United Way Campaign kicks off Oct. 26 with a pancake breakfast

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.

Last year, the campaign raised almost $175,000, placing York University in the top 15 per cent of all Toronto employee campaigns. This year, campaign organizers are aiming to raise $180,000. Once again, healthy competition across York’s campuses is encouraged. The coveted York Cares Participation Challenge trophy will be awarded to the division or Faculty that demonstrates the most participation in this year’s campaign.

Join the campaign team and help kick off the campaign with the York Cares United Way Pancake Breakfast on Friday, Oct. 26 in the Central Square Cafeteria from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

For $2, you can enjoy a delicious stack of pancakes paired with tea or coffee and learn more about the United Way and the York Cares Campaign. Come out and cheer on senior leaders along with the York Cares Committee and student ambassadors as they flip pancakes for an important cause. This is the official launch of the campaign. On this day, you can expect an email outlining how you can make a difference in your community.

For more information, visit the York Cares United Way Campaign website.

To see how your donation helps those in need, view the 2018 “Show Your Local Love” campaign video now.