DAN CEARNS The Standard
DURHAM: The Standard Newspaper’s annual partnership with United Way Durham Region is once again upon us.
Residents will once again have the opportunity to “give where you live”.
People are encouraged to mail it in, donate online, at www.unitedwaydr.com, or you can drop it off at the United Way’s Oshawa office, at 345 Simcoe St South.
The United Way’s campaign recently kicked off, with the 10th annual Tour de Perry, held on Thursday, September 7th.
“I thought it was great. It was astonishing that when it started raining, nobody left,” Robert Howard, campaign director, said. “I think it is growing every year.”
United Way Durham Region supports several organizations in North Durham, including: Community Living Durham North, Big Brothers, Big Sisters North Durham, North House, Community Care Durham and Precious Minds.
“Residents of Durham Region, whether they live in Oshawa, Ajax, Uxbridge, Pickering, Clarington, Whitby or Port Perry may, and are encouraged to, support the local Durham United Way initiatives or “Give where you live”. Not simply because they may need one of the services which will be supported, but because someone they know, or work with, a neighbour, a family member, or someone who will never know their name, will be helped,” the United Way Durham Region’s website states.
Mr. Howard spoke about why it is important for people to donate to the United Way.
“You are creating possibility for people,” he said. “You have a vulnerable population and that manifests itself in a variety of ways. When you solve those things collectively, you stand a greater chance of success.”
For more information on United Way Durham Region, Mr. Howard can be contacted at 905-436-7377.
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