This is a brand new event where they announce the goal for each priority area at the end of the three year plan which we will then want to sustain going forward. The event brought together hundreds of children, parents and teachers from around the community for breakfast at Hugh John Macdonald School. This provided the opportunity to share this exciting plan to give more help in four important priority areas, including a commitment to:
- 1,800 MORE mentors for kids – role models, advisors and friends who teach by example and help kids make healthy choices, do better in school, and develop important life and leadership skills.
- Mental health support for 4,000 more young people – help them manage better at home, at school and in the community.
- Connect 2,800 MORE people with job skills and money management training – helping them earn a steady income, reduce debt, manage their money, and create stability for their families.
- Help 2,700 MORE families find support close to home – by extending the reach of neighbourhood family centres, which are hubs of the community and lifelines for families, especially those in low-income situations.
Representatives present at the event from Birchwood Automotive stated how they were overwhelmed what United Way was doing within the community.
For more information about United Way or to donate, click here. Thank you to Amie Hart, MaryJane Balala and Natalie Kostynyk for attending the United Way kickoff breakfast today.