(United Way of Chatham-Kent, Twitter)

At the 2019 Annual Campaign Kick-Off on Friday, September 6, United Way of Chatham-Kent’s Campaign Chair Company, Advanced Realty Solutions Inc. announced their goal of $1,500,000.

The United Way’s Mission is “to improve lives and build community.”

All dollars raised to and through the annual United Way campaign are invested in programs that address Chatham-Kent’s #UNIGNORABLE issues such as hunger, social isolation, education equality, mental health and addiction, youth unemployment, homelessness, poverty and domestic violence.

In 2018, United Way was able to reach their goal and because of that was able to help the 44,500+ lives, which turned to a United Way funded programs.

United Way officials say some organizations have already pledged their early support and collectively donated over $250,000 to the annual campaign.

These early pacesetter pledges are from organizations such as Enbridge, Teksavvy, UAW, CM Print and independent donors.

“As realtors, we see a lot of our community; but when we started working with United Way these past few years as volunteers, we saw first-hand how they are taking action and confronting issues that they refer to as #UNGIGNORABLE,” stated Bill Myers, owner and Broker of Record at Advanced Realty Solutions, in a media release.

“When we were approached to come on as a chair through Advanced Realty, our agents and I were excited to take on this challenge. As of September 1st we have hit the ground running so we can reach this $1.5-million goal.”

People can make a confidential, secure on-line donation by visiting www.changinglivesck.ca or by calling 519-354-0430.

To pledge your support or get involved in the 2019 Campaign please contact Tom Slager at 519-354-0430 or at tom@uwock.ca.