The Spirit of Community



Why the United Way of Lunenburg County.

People today are constantly being asked to contribute their hard earned money to help various organizations both near and far and this is certainly no different here in Lunenburg County.

What most donors desire is to be able to put a hand on something and say, I made this happen or my contribution bought this or I actually made a difference.

This is what happens when you contribute to the United Way of Lunenburg County, because the money we raise here stays here and the people we are helping and the projects we are building and the important programs we are funding are right here in your neighbourhood, in your own backyard.

This makes the United Way of Lunenburg County one of the best investments you can make in your community. Investing in your own community provides dividends that are immediate, the results verifiable and noticeable.

Everybody associated with the United Way of Lunenburg County fully believes that the United Way is in a unique position and can be a powerful community based tool that will make positive and exciting things happen in this county.

The United Way has a reputation for making things happen that should happen. But because of cost cutting or shrinking budgets, they just don’t.

Sometimes to get things done it takes money, a scarce resource in this modern world.
That is why we like to say, if every single working person contributed on average just $1 a week to the United Way of Lunenburg County through a payroll deduction program, Two things would happen. The first thing is that the money we raise would stay right here and the second thing is that we would have $1.1 million dollars each and every year to invest in a wide variety of programs and projects that will make a real and measurable difference to people right here at home in Lunenburg County.

Since our inception in 2003 we have invested over $1.400,000 in over 100 Lunenburg County programs.

Examples include:
Big Brother Big Sisters In School Mentoring
Chester Community Wheels
First Steps Early Intervention
Fox Point Community Centre
Harbour House
Hinchinbrook Farms
Kids and Kops Summer Day Camp
Outreach Programing for Harbour House
PRO Kids in Bridgewater, Chester and MODL
Second story Women’s Centre
Senior Wheels
St Vincent de Paul
YMCA King Street Youth Centre
YMCA Friday Night Youth Zone

Each one of the above funded programs has a unique story and in some cases help or educate hundreds or thousands of Lunenburg County kids and adults. Watch our community impact videos on homepage

So how can you help? If you are an owner or manager start a workplace payroll deduction campaign and join over 40 local workplaces, it is easy, efficient and one of the best investments you can make for your community. If you are an employee ask you employer to run a campaign or make an individual contribution.

What is important to remember is this.

Communities can wait for things to happen or they can choose to make things happen for themselves. Support you local United Way and help us make Lunenburg County the best that it can be.

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