United Way Fraser Valley announces $875,000 fundraising goal

Organization held its annual pancake breakfast on Thursday, Sept. 24

Samara Thandi participates in the annual campaign kickoff breakfast held last Thursday by United Way Fraser Valley at the Canadian Tire in Abbotsford.

The United Way Fraser Valley (UWFV) hosted its free pancake breakfast kickoff last Thursday, when campaign chair Heather Johnson announced a campaign goal of $875,000.

The event was attended by United Way’s community partners, staff and volunteers, who welcomed the public and supporters with free pancakes and sausages.

To start the campaign, UWFV president Tamara Van den Brink presented a corporate cheque for $14,250 from her employer, RBC.

Deputy mayor Patricia Ross opened the breakfast by outlining the need in the community and the great work that United Way is doing within Abbotsford.

“I was shocked by hearing the statistic that one of every three people use the services provided by United Way,” she said. “Although I very much appreciate the United Way taking on so much work for so many, it is alarming to know that there is such a great need in our community.”

UWFV executive director Wayne Green said it was exciting to see people come out to celebrate the 30th campaign kickoff.

“While today we’re focusing on the campaign goal, we are really focusing on helping families and individuals in the community.”

For more information about United Way and how to donate to the fundraising campaign, visit uwfv.bc.ca.



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