Unions have always championed and fought to improve communities and society as a whole by ensuring that all people are able to reach their full potential and receive support when they need it.
The United Way campaigns across Alberta, through the generous donations of ordinary working families, ensure funding to essential programs that cover a wide range of community supports and services.
Thousands of AUPE members have supported the United Way over the years and as this year’s fundraising drive kicks in across the province, I am encouraging AUPE members to continue their generosity by donating to the organization or program of their choice through the United Way.
It is important to remember that you can specifically target your donation to a specific program area. You can also indicate which organizations or charities you do not want your funding to go to if you have concerns about the programs that organization delivers.
So, again, I encourage you to support the community program, organization or charity of your choice by donating to the United Way.
Additionally, many events are held in conjunction with the United Way Campaign kick-off and ongoing fundraising. I encourage you to get involved with them at your worksite and in your community.
For information on the United Way Campaign visit the website at www.myUnitedWay.ca