When: Monday, February 11, 2013
Where: World Trade and Convention Centre
Time: Please arrive by 7:30 a.m., breakfast starts promptly at 7:45 a.m.
Please note the date is slightly earlier than usual to accommodate a special surprise launch!
As the year comes to a close, we are inspired by the commitment and dedication shown in this city in supporting United Way Halifax to build a strong and vibrant city by focusing on reducing poverty and encouraging healthy living.
If you haven't already given this year, we hope you'll consider making a gift now. There's a lot at stake for our city. We support programs and initiatives that help thousands of people every year. In September United Way received more requests for funding than ever before. It will be challenging to meet all of the demands. Our community is counting on all of us, and although the year is ending, the campaign continues. You can donate online today.
People in Halifax come together, year after year, to help one another. If you have already given, thank you for your kindness on behalf of our community agencies, neighbourhood programs and inspiring grants that will make this a great city to live in. As a funder, advocate, researcher and convener, United Way is committed to changing social conditions in this city.
We wish you and your family the happiest of holidays. With your continued support, we look forward to another year of creating opportunities for a better life for everyone.
United Way Halifax
President and CEO
United Way Halifax
Each December, communications professionals from IABC Maritimes have the opportunity to help some of our agencies through an event called Gift of Giving. This year we have 10 agencies bringing their top two communications challenges to the group.
The event brings public relations students and professionals together to help brainstorm about the agencies' challenges and offer advice. Often there are opportunites for students and professionals to volunteer their time with the agency.
Thank you to the professionals and students who are able to give our agencies helpful advice. For a not-for-profit, this can be a huge time and money saving opportunity - meaning resources can instead go to the programs that affect so many people in our community.
Community leaders gathered September 24 to launch the 2012 Annual Campaign for United Way Halifax. Campaign Co-Chairs, Kim Mason, RBC Regional President, Atlantic Provinces and John Rogers, Q.C. Chief Executive Officer of Stewart McKelvey, revealed the goal before an audience of United Way’s Pacesetters. This group committed to running a campaign, matching employee giving or contributing a corporate gift in advance of the Annual Campaign Kickoff.
For those who have RSVP-ed to our 3rd Annual Pacesetter Breakfast on Monday, please note that the location of the breakfast is at CFB Halifax, at Stadacona off Gottingen Street in the Wardroom Building.
We look forward to seeing you there on Monday between 7:30 and 9 a.m!