The 2023 York Cares United Way Campaign has been extended to Dec. 8.
Staff and faculty have raised an impressive amount for the campaign – more than $63,000. 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, students and colleagues. York University is a community of changemakers committed to creating positive change for its students, communities and the world. Everyone is encouraged to participate and make every dollar count.
A personalized link to the pledge form will be sent Dec. 4, and again in a final email Dec. 8. The last day to donate by payroll is Dec. 8, but credit card donations can be made towards the campaign until Dec. 31.
- meet the basic needs of everyone in the local community, through mental health supports, food security initiatives, employment programs and housing assistance;
- ensure the creation of economic opportunities in neighbourhoods hit hard by the pandemic;
- help advocate for emergency paid leave and affordable housing; and
- invest in the infrastructure of agencies serving the communities most impacted by bias and discrimination, specifically Indigenous- and Black-led organizations, to change the systems that divide the community.