Each year, United Way Elgin-St. Thomas sets out to raise the most money possible to support a vital
network of programs and services that help people build brighter futures for themselves and their families.
This year, United Way is calling on champions from all sectors – private, public, non-profit and labour - in addition to individual donors and volunteers, to rally behind its $485,000 goal.
A great example came as Cindy Hastings, Economic Development Officer from St. Thomas Economic
Development Corporation, presented United Way with a #Stthomasproud cheque for $750 from the
proceeds of their T-shirt sales.
“We are also proud to partner with our agency colleagues, Talbot Teen Centre & Food Works from YWCA to showcase how they are improving lives locally,” said Marks. Talbot Teen Centre is a fun, safe inclusive supportive drop-in space for all youth in Elgin County to become connected with each other, mentors and with their community. Food Works brings people together, and teaches hands on learning experiences and nutritional education, which increases access to affordable, healthy food.