Sarnia, ON — The United Way of Sarnia-Lambton County has reached the $500,000 mark in its efforts to reach its Needs Target.
The goal is $1.9 million, but the campaign hit a milestone on October 1. Campaign Chair Vicky Ducharme said, “Local businesses have been working on creative ideas to boost their own staff morale during this pandemic while raising funds for United Way of Sarnia-Lambton. We are booking virtual presentations to employee groups; we have had fun at the drive thru breakfasts and lunches.”
Like everything else, the United Way of Sarnia-Lambton had to change course in the midst of the pandemic. The usual Day of Caring, Dinner and Auction, and Sarnia Sting game were cancelled. However, the challenges that the United Way addresses remain.
Ducharme said that issues including mental health, food insecurity, poverty, and isolation have not gone away. The organization raises funds for 36 local programs that help vulnerable youth, families, and seniors in the area.
More information can be found at theunitedway.on.ca.