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P&G donates $200,000 to 2017 campaign

Thank you to the employees of Procter & Gamble Brockville for your kind generosity to the United Way Leeds & Grenville and our community! P&G Plant Manager Mutazz Akour and Team Brockville presented a cheque for $100,000 to UWLG Board Chair Tammy Sokolowski, Cabinet Member Darren Gallacher and Executive Director Trish Buote. A total of $200,000 was donated to the 2017 fundraising campaign.

 

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2017 Docs & Diamonds Gala shatters 2016 event fundraising total by 76%!

                      

November 28th, 2017                                                                                                                For Immediate Release

 

Attention City/News/Editors
 

“2017 DOCS & DIAMONDS GALA SHATTERS 2016 EVENT FUNDRAISING TOTAL BY 76%!”

Brockville, ON.

The 2017 Docs & Diamonds Gala was held this past weekend at the Memorial Centre and was one for the United Leeds & Grenville record books. The Soprano themed event raised just over $30,000! A whopping 76% increase over the event held in 2016.  This success means that the United Way is closer than ever in meeting its $825,000 fundraising goal for this year. These dollars mean so much and will go to help those in need in the Leeds & Grenville community.

Chair of the Event Committee, Dr. Andy Jordan, said, “I was very pleased with the event and the dollars raised. I feel Docs & Diamonds has established itself as a fun annual event that attendees look forward to each year and we are already contemplating the 2018 event. The theme not yet determined but will continue to be a popular parody of a favourite TV show.”

Trish Buote, Executive Director United Way Leeds & Grenville said, “I am thrilled with the outcome of the event and so grateful for the generous guests who attended, our important sponsors and the amazing volunteers and staff who spent countless hours to pull this fun event together. The people who will benefit most are those who are truly in need in our community. I am incredibly thankful.”

There is still time to donate to this year’s campaign. Please visit uwlg.org and donate online or call the office at 613-342-8889. Any help would be gratefully appreciated.

 

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Our Online Auction is now live

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Docs & Diamonds is sold out

Our Docs & Diamonds event to be held on Saturday, November 25th is sold out! 

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MP Gord Brown and MPP Steve Clark to host Fundraising Breakfast

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2017 Cabinet

We are pleased to present our 2017 Campaign Cabinet. 

campaign cabinet

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Docs & Diamonds to take on The Sopranos theme

Tickets are now on sale at the Brockville Scotiabank locations for this fun event.  Join local doctors serving a full Italian meal as you are entertained by Yuk Yuk's Comedy Show and the music of Doctor Doctor.  Tickets are $50 each and include the meal, a $25.00 tax receipt and the chance to win a diamond ring from Charm Diamond Centre, Brockville.

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Starlight Film Festival to be held November 3, 2017

Students in all area high schools are invited to attend this special event exclusively for youth at Galaxy Cinemas Brockville.  The event runs from midnight on November 3 to 7am on November 4, 2017.  Your $20 ticket allows you to watch as many of the 5 featured movies as you can fit in the 7 hour event, as well as unlimited pop, popcorn and arcade games.  Tickets can be purchased at Galaxy Cinemas, the United Way office and in some area schools.  Contact tanya.noyes@uwlg.org for more information.

 

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RBC Foundation donates $4,500 to our 2017 Campaign

The staff at the local RBC branch in Brockville presented a cheque of $4,500 to the United Way Leeds and Grenville from RBC Foundation.

The cheque is intended to support the United Way’s annual giving campaign. “RBC is proud of our ongoing commitment to the Leeds & Grenville region through our support of United Way. We wish you continued success with the 2017 Campaign.” writes Sue-Ellen Holst, Director, Donations — Ontario North & East RBC Foundation.

Tammy Sokolowski, United Way Leeds & Grenville Board Chair and Trish Buote, Executive Director were on hand to accept the generous donation.

“We are extremely grateful for RBC’s ongoing support of the United Way and in helping the Leeds & Grenville community live healthy and prosperous lives. We couldn’t do what we do without them.” says Trish Buote.

 

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Stingers Scare for United Way

United Way Announces Stingers Scare for the United Way October 26, 2017

BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO- Stingers Indoor Paintball is partnering with the United Way of Leeds and Grenville to host a special night in their scare season. This family friendly event will be held at Stingers Indoor Paintball on Thursday October 26, 2017 from 4pm - 9:30pm. The cost is $10 per person or $40 per family (up to 5 members). 

There will be a haunted house, local agencies with activities like Big Brothers Big Sisters of Leeds and Grenville with two bouncies for younger kids and selling popcorn and cotton candy and Girls Inc. will be hosting a pumpkin decorating/ carving station.  Brockville Public Library will have their new GREEN screen there and our local photographer Andrew Kizzel will be taking photos of the costumes and activities during the evening.

To purchase tickets please go to Scotiabank locations in Brockville with cash or cheque. If you wish to pay my Credit Card please contact Kelly Cole at the United Way Kelly.cole@uwlg.org

We are grateful that Scotiabank will be matching dollar for dollar every ticket sold at their Brockville Branches. 

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We have updated our staff page

We have updated our staff page.  We'd like to welcome Kelly Cole as our new Campaign Director and Shenda Bourne as our Sponsored Employee. Please visit our Staff page, and if you'd like to reach any of us you can do so by clicking on our photos to get our email addresses.

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Boys & Girls Club golf tournament

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