United Way Campaign dates are set & we are off to a strong start. We are looking for local businesses and individual to purchase tables at the largest networking breakfast in the Central Vancouver Island area. Nanaimo’s kick off breakfast takes place Sept 21st, 2012 at the Vancouver Island Conference – start time: 7:00am.
Other locations include:
Campbell River – Anchor lnn & Suites on Sept 25th, 7am
Comox Valley – Crown Isle Golf Resort on Sept 28th, 7am
RSVP or for more information call 250 729 7400
Other events include:
United Way Car Rally – August 26th 11am Registration.
The Lucky’s Liquor – Networking & Wine Tasting – October 4th, 2012 – 5pm.
Who We Are
Your United Way has been helping people in Central and Northern Vancouver Island since 1958. The United Way has evolved from a fundraiser to a community development organization that facilitates collaboration and partnerships. The United Way supports the social service needs of our community by investing in programs and services that help people improve their lives and contribut to a strong and caring community. Your United Way is committed to making the greatest impact in our community by making a difference in the lives of the people who live here.
Our Vision: Making a positive difference in our community.
I believe in my community.
I believe that its success depends on the people who live in it.
That everyone has somthing to contribute.
That everyone deserves respect.
That everyone’s potential can be realized.
That diversity is vital.
That everyone has value.
That everyone needs to help and everyone can offer help.
That a safe supportive community is everyone’s responsibility.
We believe in possibilities.
Hundreds of workplaces in Central and Northern Vancouver Island support United Way each year. In 2008, funds raised by workplace campaigns represented approximately 55% of the $803,111.00 for our community.
Partnering with United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI), organizations give their employees the opportunity to create lasting change in the community. What’s more, United Way staff help to make running a workplace campaign a fun and team-building experience.
If you would like more information or would like a workplace campaign presentation, please contact one of our Community Development Coordinators:
Nancy Ketchen – Central Island
Brad Bayly – Comox Valley & Campbell River
Benefits of an employee workplace campaign
• It energizes a team, and instills pride and satisfaction among employees.
• It offers professional development as campaign team members learn project management, leadership and organizational skills.
• It increases employees’ community awareness as they learn about critical issues facing our community.
• It provides recognition opportunities for the organization and employees. United Way’s Spirit Awards recognize the exceptional commitment, leadership and creativity shown through participation in the annual campaign.
How your company can get involved
Most organizations support United Way in one or more of the following ways:
1. Conduct an employee campaign
A campaign allows employees to actively participate in making our communities better places to live.
2. Pledge a corporate gift
Demonstrate your organization’s community leadership and generosity with a corporate gift. Match your employees’ donations for greater impact.
3. Participate in the Loaned & Sponsored Representative Program
Loan an employee to United Way during our fall fundraising campaign. Your employee receives a unique professional development opportunity while doing vital work on behalf of the community. If you can’t send an employee, sponsor a position in your company’s name.
4. Be a part of our United Way Days of Caring
This initiative provides a unique opportunity for your employees to come together and complete a one-day project for a local community agency. Agencies receive much-needed assistance, which in turn allows them to focus their resources on those they serve. Your employees will improve our community while participating in a valuable team-building experience.
5. Marketing opportunities/partnerships
Demonstrate your corporate citizenship and benefit from valuable marketing opportunities by taking advantage of a variety of innovative partnership
opportunities with United Way.
Promote your brand, products and services to a targeted market or wider public audience by integrating sponsorship of United Way events and initiatives into your overall marketing plan. If sponsorship does not suit your philanthropic or marketing objectives, United Way will customize a package tailored to your needs or may develop a new and innovative partnership based on your organization or industry sector.