United Way Oxford Launches Community Campaign
Oxford County, ON, Thursday, September 14 2017 — Celebrating limitless possibilities and the impact of a community working together to create real change was the inspiration of United Way Oxford’s 2017 Community Kickoff.
Honorary Junior Spokesperson, Morgan Vording and 2017 Campaign Chair, Leslie Farrell welcomed guests to the event hosted by Sally Creek Bistro including agency partners, workplace supporters, volunteers and donors. Their message was simple. “Together, we can build a stronger, brighter future for Oxford County residents.”
The duo announced United Way Oxford’s financial goal of $1.2M. “I’m proud to be Campaign Chair, a Board Member and a volunteer with the Community Impact Council. I am a local business owner, a long-time community supporter and a parent raising a child. The funds raised through this community campaign will allow United Way to invest even more resources in local, targeted programs that help people in our community,” said Farrell. “Raising the money is necessary but what we do with those dollars is what really matters!”
Special guests, Dennis and Joan Vollmershausen, founding members of the Vollmershausen Leadership Challenge Grant, encouraged community participation. “Joan and I along with the other families supporting this leadership challenge grant believe in the work United Way is doing. We are proud to support this new initiative and encourage you to make an investment in both your community and United Way. We all want to see even more young people succeed, brighter futures for those living in poverty and a community where everyone feels they matter. This year, we will proudly match all new leadership gifts of $1200 or more up to $50,000. We hope this will inspire your generosity and commitment,” said Vollmershausen.
United Way Oxford extends its sincere gratitude to Sally Creek Bistro for generously sponsoring the Community Kickoff.