The University of Alberta is proud to continue its tradition of supporting the United Way Alberta Capital Region annual fundraising campaign. For more than 30 years, the U of A has supported the good work of the United Way and this year we are excited about their new program, “Creating Pathways Out of Poverty,” which supports local organizations working under three pillars:
- and Wellness
Download Pledge Form (PDF)
Send your pledge form to:
University of Alberta
Campus United Way Campaign
c/o Scheduled Distribution
Materials Management Building
Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3
Please be sure to print your first and last name on the top, right-hand box of the pledge form.
Change starts here...change starts with you.
Together we will make a difference.
- In the Alberta Capital Region, over 120,000 people, approximately 10 per cent of our population, live in poverty. 37,000 of them are children.
- They are everyday citizens who have hit a rough patch in their lives, or suffer from mental health issues or addictions. The economic costs of poverty are staggering and are incurred through health care, policing and social services.
- Did you know it costs taxpayers more to leave someone homeless rather than to provide them with suitable shelter?
- For the cost of just two lattes per month, you could provide healthy snacks at a preschool for two months and help to break the cycle of poverty.
The University of Alberta is approaching a significant milestone in support of the United Way campaign. By reaching our goal of raising $650,000 this year, we will surpass $10 million in support over the last three decades. It's a demonstration of our leadership in the community and a demonstration of the generous spirit of the university community, who give to those in need.
Be an Everyday Hero!
For just $1 per day, you can help to ensure that students at an inner city school receive a hot nutritious lunch or provide first aid supplies for an inner city drop in centre for six months. There are many easy ways to give – payroll deductions, pre-authorized bank or credit card payments in one time or monthly payments.
Please make your pledge today and if you are able, join the ranks of Everyday Heroes who believe in the value of the United Way.
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