NC kicks off 2016 United Way campaign

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A message from NC’s United Way Campaign Committee:

Niagara College’s 2016 United Way campaign was launched at Niagara Day August 31, led by campaign co-chairs Gary Torraville and Lesley Calvin. The annual United Way Campaign is a staple initiative at Niagara College and this year will be no different. As a community, we are aiming to exceed our campaign goal of $40,000.

Why donate?

Your donations will fund essential programs and services, improve lives and create a positive impact within our community. Every dollar raised will make a difference in the life of a person or a family here in Niagara.

Our local United Way offices support more than 129 programs and Niagara College is proud to participate in this campaign. Your donation via the Niagara College campaign can be directed to any Niagara United Way office, or to a specified registered charity of your choice.

How can you donate?

Donations can be made through payroll deductions online here or by printing a copy of the pledge form here and returning your form to Caitlin Franck in HT017 (Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus).

Weekly draws to say ‘thanks!’

There will be weekly draws every Friday beginning September 30 until December 9. The earlier you donate, the more draws you will be eligible for – and the sooner we will exceed our goal!

Fundraising events

In addition to your individual donations, students, faculty and staff can support the UW by rallying at our Blue and White Home Opener (Nov. 3), testing your knowledge at WTF Trivia Night (Nov. 1), dancing the night away at our first-ever Oktoberfest (Oct. 18) and more!

Peninsula Hoops Classic (NC vs. Brock)
Wednesday, October 5
7 p.m.
Athletic Centre, Welland Campus
Tickets are $5 per person for community, FREE for NC Students. Have your face painted or get blue hair extensions with a donation to the United Way!

Oktoberfest
Tuesday, October 18
6 to 9 p.m.
Benchmark restaurant, NOTL Campus
Tickets are $60 per person. Call 905-641-2252 extension 4623 or email sarscott@niagaracollege.ca.

WTF Trivia Night
Tuesday, November 1
7 to 9:30 p.m.
The Core, Welland Campus
To reserve a table, please e-mail Michelle Topolinksy (mtopolinsky@niagaracollege.ca) or Florrie Neufeld (fneufeld@niagaracollege.ca). Cash bar available (I.D. required).

Blue and White Home Opener (Basketball)
Thursday, November 3
Women’s: 6 p.m.
Men’s: 8 p.m.
Athletic Centre, Welland Campus
Tickets are $5 per person for community, FREE for NC Students. Have your face painted or get blue hair extensions with a donation to the United Way!

BBA – Hospitality Charity Launch
Monday, November 7
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Benchmark Restaurant, NOTL Campus
Tickets are $18 per person. Call 905-641-2252 extension 4623 or email sarscott@niagaracollege.ca.

Questions?

Contact your 2016 co-chairs:

Garry Torraville
Associate dean, Canadian Food and Wine Institute
gtorraville@niagaracollege.ca

Lesley Calvin
Manager, Student Engagement, Academic Advisement and Career Services
lcalvin@niagaracollege.ca

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