York Cares United Way Campaign extended to Dec. 11

YU Cares United Way campaign extension image for 2020
YU Cares United Way campaign extension image for 2020

The 2020 York Cares United Way Campaign has been extended.

Staff and faculty have raised an impressive amount for the campaign – more than $105,000 through pledge forms and by participating in the GetUp virtual physical challenge. However, more help is needed to reach the fundraising goal of $150,000 to support the United Way Greater Toronto in funding local organizations that make a difference in the lives of friends, families, neighbours and colleagues. York University is a community of changemakers committed to creating a positive change for our students, our communities and the world around us. Everyone is encouraged to participate and make every dollar count.

YU Cares United Way campaign extension image for 2020
The York Cares United Way Campaign has been extended to Dec. 11

A personalized link to the pledge form will be sent Dec. 7, and again in a final email Dec. 11. It’s easy to donate through payroll or by making a one-time gift. The last day to donate by payroll is Dec. 13, but credit card donations can be made towards the campaign until Dec. 31.

Your donation will: 

  • Provide flexible funding to community services so they can respond quickly to emerging needs
  • Ensure basic needs – such as food, shelter and employment – are accessible
  • Help vulnerable people find shelter and stay housed
  • Help residents in their efforts to support and strengthen their neighbourhoods
  • Get people working again, including youth

For further inspiration, watch this video to see how the United Way has inspired Zoe and Cecile.

York University is home to more than 7,000 staff and faculty. Below is a breakdown of the top five groups with the highest dollars raised and high participation rates as of Nov. 30. Kindly note that some faculties and groups are larger than others.

Top five groups with highest dollars raised:
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies – $23,437.84
Faculty of Science – $14,449.04
Faculty of Health – $12,465.28
Schulich School of Business – $12,279.00
Office of the VP Academic & Provost – $7,815.20

Top five groups with highest participation rate:
Office of the President – 9.86 per cent
Office of the VP Advancement – 8.64 per cent
Libraries – 5.73 per cent
Faculty of Education – 4.10 per cent
Osgoode Hall Law School – 3.91 per cent 

For more information visit https://www.yorku.ca/alumniandfriends/united-way/.