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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
October 22, 2016
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Laurier's United Way 2016 Campaign runs during the month of October

A key part of Laurierís focus on inspiring lives of leadership and purpose is supporting the communities in which we reside. It has been a proud part of our history, and is an essential part of our future. Laurierís support takes many forms, and each year during the month of October, one of the ways we impact our communities is by supporting the United Way of Kitchener Waterloo & Area, the Brant United Way and United Way Toronto through Laurierís United Way campaign. Donations towards Laurier's 2016 campaign -- no matter how small or large -- will help to improve the wellbeing of our local communities through vital programs and services. All United Way gifts are charitable donations.

Wear red for United Way on OCTOBER 4!

All faculty, staff and students at all Laurier locations are invited to wear red on Oct. 4 for United Way. Itís our chance to show our support and kick off Laurierís campaign. Be sure to share your red photos on your social media platforms and tag: @Laurier on Twitter, WilfridLaurierUniversity on Facebook, wilfridlaurieruni on Instagram, or send a snap to wilfridlaurieru.

If you submit your pledge form on Oct. 4 you can double your chances of winning an early bird prize! The deadline to qualify for an early bird prize is end of day on October 13.

How do I give?

Fill out our pledge form - there are many ways to donate!
ē    Brantford Campus: Available from canvassers or by emailing
ē    Kitchener, Toronto or Waterloo Locations: You can obtain this form either from your department canvasser, by emailing, or online.

Donate through payroll deduction (you must opt in each year)
Donate by cheque, cash, pre-authorized chequing or credit card
Donate by end of day on October 13 to be eligible for an early-bird prize

Submitting pledge forms

Brantford Campus: Please return your pledge form to Beth Sanders, SCJ 413
Kitchener, Toronto, or Waterloo Locations: Please return your pledge form to Wally Pirker, or fill out the online form for United Way of Kitchener, Waterloo and area.

Why should I give?

The impact the United Wayís member agencies have on the people who use their services is profound. Many of us have benefitted from these services directly, or have friends or family members who have.
Even a small amount can make a significant difference. Information provided by the United Way indicates that:

$5 provides one meal to someone who is homeless because of abuse, giving them refuge in a safe environment.
$65 supplies a few hours of help to an elderly woman three days a week, allowing her to keep her frail husband at home.
$85 provides one family with a plot in a community vegetable garden, helping to create access to improved nutrition.
$100 offers a child a year-long one-to-one mentorship program, providing them with an opportunity for friendship and social skills development helping them succeed at school.

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"Change Starts Here"

Please click here to watch a video from the United Way of Kitchener Waterloo & Area.

Please click here to watch a video from the Brant United Way.

Please click here to watch a video of John Neufeld (MBA '04), executive director of the House of Friendship, talk to the Laurier community about the impact of donations to the United Way on organizations such as his.