To make a difference for local communities, York community members are invited to join GetUP 2022, United Way Greater Toronto’s virtual physical challenge, which is now in its third year.
Participants can GetUP to raise much needed funds for local people and families experiencing poverty by performing an activity of choice for 300 minutes over a 10-day period. Funds raised through the challenge support the United Way of Greater Toronto’s network of 300 local agencies. Activities can include, but are not limited to, running, jumping, skipping, dancing, biking, yoga and more.
This network is helping to meet the immediate needs of the community and funds raised during this campaign will help reduce local poverty. This year’s York Cares United Way Campaign runs from Nov. 1 to 30, with the goal of raising $150,000.
GetUP – United Way Greater Toronto’s virtual physical challenge
Date: Nov. 1 to 10
Location: Your home, workplace, local park or gym – wherever you like to get active
How does it work?
Register to participate and start fundraising. Each dollar raised goes towards helping people and families facing crisis with homelessness, housing, early learning, food security, inclusive employment, social isolation, settlement, legal and mental health services.
Join the “York University-York Cares” team or register your own team, just be sure to indicate that York University is your school or workplace and include York University in the team name. Ask family, friends, neighbours and colleagues to show their local love by joining GetUP 2022. Progress and pictures can be shared using the hashtag #yucares and #UP4Community.
Going solo? That works too! Ask the community to show their local love by contributing to your fundraising campaign.