October is United Way campaign month

The annual Battlefords United Way campaign kicked off Oct. 1 and the campaign runs the entire month of October.

 Innovation Credit Union gave a boost to this year’s fundraising drive with a $1,500 opening donation. Innovation Credit Union also supports BUW through their employee deduction program. This program enables employees to have regular deductions from their salary donated directly to BUW.

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According to a BUW press release, this is a great way to support the campaign and organizers are asking all businesses and employee groups to consider signing up during the month of October.

Discovery Co-op is hosting a fundraising luncheon to support BUW Thursday, Oct. 18 at the Co-op mall and BUW is hosting“Coffee on the Run,” sponsored by Tim Hortons, on Friday, Oct. 19.

The local Canadian Mental Health Association branch, along with RBC volunteers, will be delivering campaign packages directly to local homes throughout the month of October. Businesses are being asked to include BUW in their annual budgets for giving and business members will be contacted via telephone and mail throughout October as well.

All contributions will help the Battlefords United Way to continue their mission to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. Three main focus areas are: "from poverty to possibility," "strong communities/healthy people" and "all that kids can be," with all funding remaining within the Battlefords.

In addition to campaign month BUW also hosts a Charity Golf Classic (Friday, June 21, 2019) as well as the Shamrockin’ Comedy Night (Saturday, March 16, 2019). Follow BUW on Facebook to stay up to date with all events.

If you would like more information or to donate to the Battlefords United Way, please see our website at www.battlefordsunitedway.ca, visit us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @BFordsUnitedWay or call the BUW office at 306-445-1717 for more information.




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