Brant United Way reveals campaign goal

News Aug 28, 2015 by Victoria Gray Brant News

Changes happen in our community one person at a time.

Brant United Way kicked off its annual fundraising campaign on Thursday night at the weekly Movie in the Square in Harmony Square. This year's campaign goal is $1,651,000.

Campaign chair Larry Brock said there was no better way to kick off the campaign than with the families gathered.

“I see how families are strengthened by United Way,” Brock said. “I see dozens of children here. They are the future and our most valuable resource.”

Brock said Brant United Way helps fund more than 18 member agencies that serve community members with everything from school meal programs to educational resources and seniors programs.

“I know in Brantford change starts in many places, but tonight it starts here,” he said.

Brant United Way executive director Sherry Haines said the agency is about possibility.

“We need your help to move people from poverty to possibility,” Haines said.

Brock said the United Way has traditionally held its campaign kick off at the Brantford Golf and Country Club, but decided to shake things up this year to include more people and get the word out about what the United Way does.

“Some people may not know what we do or the programs we support," he said. "This way it brings more awareness about the campaign and the initiatives."

Haines said the previous tactic had always worked, but trying something different could help United Way to even greater success.

“If you continue to do things the way you've always done them you will always get the same result,” she said.

This year's goal was revealed by the Brantford Fire Department. A banner that was hung from an extended fire ladder was unfurled with the $1,651,000 goal.

For more information about the campaign or how to donate visit www.brantunitedway.org/news/.

Brant United Way reveals campaign goal

$1,651,000 goal revealed during Harmony Square event

News Aug 28, 2015 by Victoria Gray Brant News

Changes happen in our community one person at a time.

Brant United Way kicked off its annual fundraising campaign on Thursday night at the weekly Movie in the Square in Harmony Square. This year's campaign goal is $1,651,000.

Campaign chair Larry Brock said there was no better way to kick off the campaign than with the families gathered.

“I see how families are strengthened by United Way,” Brock said. “I see dozens of children here. They are the future and our most valuable resource.”

Brock said Brant United Way helps fund more than 18 member agencies that serve community members with everything from school meal programs to educational resources and seniors programs.

“I know in Brantford change starts in many places, but tonight it starts here,” he said.

Brant United Way executive director Sherry Haines said the agency is about possibility.

“We need your help to move people from poverty to possibility,” Haines said.

Brock said the United Way has traditionally held its campaign kick off at the Brantford Golf and Country Club, but decided to shake things up this year to include more people and get the word out about what the United Way does.

“Some people may not know what we do or the programs we support," he said. "This way it brings more awareness about the campaign and the initiatives."

Haines said the previous tactic had always worked, but trying something different could help United Way to even greater success.

“If you continue to do things the way you've always done them you will always get the same result,” she said.

This year's goal was revealed by the Brantford Fire Department. A banner that was hung from an extended fire ladder was unfurled with the $1,651,000 goal.

For more information about the campaign or how to donate visit www.brantunitedway.org/news/.

Brant United Way reveals campaign goal

$1,651,000 goal revealed during Harmony Square event

News Aug 28, 2015 by Victoria Gray Brant News

Changes happen in our community one person at a time.

Brant United Way kicked off its annual fundraising campaign on Thursday night at the weekly Movie in the Square in Harmony Square. This year's campaign goal is $1,651,000.

Campaign chair Larry Brock said there was no better way to kick off the campaign than with the families gathered.

“I see how families are strengthened by United Way,” Brock said. “I see dozens of children here. They are the future and our most valuable resource.”

Brock said Brant United Way helps fund more than 18 member agencies that serve community members with everything from school meal programs to educational resources and seniors programs.

“I know in Brantford change starts in many places, but tonight it starts here,” he said.

Brant United Way executive director Sherry Haines said the agency is about possibility.

“We need your help to move people from poverty to possibility,” Haines said.

Brock said the United Way has traditionally held its campaign kick off at the Brantford Golf and Country Club, but decided to shake things up this year to include more people and get the word out about what the United Way does.

“Some people may not know what we do or the programs we support," he said. "This way it brings more awareness about the campaign and the initiatives."

Haines said the previous tactic had always worked, but trying something different could help United Way to even greater success.

“If you continue to do things the way you've always done them you will always get the same result,” she said.

This year's goal was revealed by the Brantford Fire Department. A banner that was hung from an extended fire ladder was unfurled with the $1,651,000 goal.

For more information about the campaign or how to donate visit www.brantunitedway.org/news/.