United Way kicks off campaign

United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island kicked off its annual campaign this week.

  • Sep. 18, 2014 1:00 p.m.

United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island kicked off its annual campaign to raise money for the Community Fund this week. Officials were at West Coast General Hospital on Monday for the kickoff.

“Support of United Way means together we can address the root causes of social issues in each community,” says Signy Madden, executive director of the United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island.

This year, more than 16,500 people across the region are supported through 48 programs funded by local donors and run by local community partner agencies.

There are 28 programs funded in the Central Island as well as 12 in the Comox Valley and eight in Campbell River, Madden explained.

For more information or to donate, please call the Nanaimo office at 250-729-7400 or go online to www.uwcnvi.ca.