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Carleton’s annual United Way campaign kicks off Oct. 17

Carleton University staff, faculty and students have their sights set on raising $150,000 in three weeks beginning on Oct. 17 for the annual United Way campaign. “As an educational institution, we’re helping the people who are going to be the Continue 

Campus unites for the United Way

The money is still coming in for Carleton’s annual United Way campaign that wrapped up Nov. 5, but organizers say continued support from the campus community will help them reach their $150,000 goal. “Carleton is a big part of the community and Continue 

Volunteer Profile: Samantha Shortt

At lunch time on Oct. 2 and 27, Samantha Shortt will put on her yoga clothes, leave her office in the Student Academic Success Centre and set up a yoga mat in the University Centre Galleria. It’s not that she has a habit of doing yoga in the Continue 

Volunteer Profile: Irene Emery

Irene Emery’s involvement in the United Way has spanned decades. It was the first charity to which she donated as a little girl. She turned to it in a time of need. And for more than 20 years, she’s dedicated countless hours to Continue 

Sponsors / Upcoming Events

This year’s Carleton United Way campaign is encouraging our campus community to support education-related organizations and programs supported by the United Way/Centraide Ottawa campaign. For a full list of these services, visit Continue 

The United Way campaign countdown has begun: Mark the date Oct. 21

Carleton has a chance to change childrens’ lives. Whether it’s giving them breakfast before school or enrolling them in an after-school program, Continue 

Message from United Way Ottawa’s Campaign Chair

Growing up in Scotland, I never gave much thought to school or to my life after graduation. Both my father and grandfather worked in the coal mines and I figured I would too. Two teachers changed my path by opening the door to other possibilities; Continue 

Carleton United Way campaign calendar – November events

November 8 Silent Auction begins November 12 Bingo begins November 13 Tory Building Door-to-Door bake sale November 15 Silent Auction ends November 19 Sprott “Furry friends of United Way” sale begins November 20 Silent Auction results published Continue 

Where your money goes

At least 85 cents of every dollar you donate to the United Way/Centraide is used to support those who need help. Plus, you can choose to direct your gift to any one of the hundreds of United Way funded agencies. Here’s a sample of some of the services you can choose to support: Alliance to Continue 

I support the United Way because . . .

Karen March Associate Professor Sociology and Anthropology . . . it is a community organization. My United Way/Centraide representatives are aware of the issues of poverty and abuse in my community and give my money to the people who will benefit Continue 

Office Coordinators — your United Way/Centraide contacts

Advancement Heather Theoret Carleton University Library Michelle Devidi Leslie Firth Patricia Macintosh Melody Mastad Gilles Monast Equity Services Barbara Carswell Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Marlene Brancato Olga Cada Chantal Dion June Continue 

Youth drop-in centre is “one big happy family”

Alina Riabko fidgets anxiously in her seat until asked to smile for the camera. Then a much more confident grin appears. When the youth centre she attended was suddenly closed, a friend told her about the Drop-In Centre at the South East Ottawa Continue 

The simple courage to make a difference

This year’s theme for the United Way/Centraide Ottawa campaign is simple courage … to believe in what’s possible. I believe that simple courage resides in all of us. We just have to take the first step towards turning possibilities into Continue 

Giving is an act of courage

This year’s United Way/Centraide Ottawa campaign theme, “simple courage … to believe in what’s possible,” deeply resonates with the experiences I have had working as a counsellor and program coordinator across a variety of social service Continue 

Carleton Cares – United Way Campaign Update

Thank you for helping us surpass our goal of $150,000 Final results will be available November 17. Check the Web site for updates at: www.carleton.ca/unitedway From – Continue 

Barbara Wells Award

The Carleton University United Way/Centraide Committee is inviting nominations for the Barbara Wells Award. The Barbara Wells Award was created to recognize and pay tribute to an outstanding volunteer who has made a significant contribution to the annual Carleton University United Continue 

Shhhhhhhhh…the silent auction is back

Do I hear donations? Handcrafted items as well as new, unused items for the E-bid auction are being accepted until October 5. The auction will take place from October 14 – 20. For more information, contact Rosalie Moffatt at ext. 8141. From Continue 

2004 Carleton United Way Campaign Launch – President’s Luncheon

Join friends and colleagues at the President’s Luncheon in support of United Way Thursday, October 7 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Fenn Lounge Tickets are $10 and Continue 

United Way campaign calendar

October events October 4 Canvasser Training 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Arts Lounge (22nd floor) Dunton Tower October 5 Canvasser Training (See October 4) Committee Meeting 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. 617 Robertson Hall October 7 President’s United Way Continue 

Where your money goes

What to know where your money goes? Here’s just a small sample of the hundreds of programs and services funded by United Way/Centraide Ottawa last year. It just goes to show, when you give to United Way/Centraide Ottawa, you’re investing in your community. In addition to these Continue 

Make a donation, make a difference

Donating to United Way/Centraide is easy. And, with one of the lowest administrative overheads of any Canadian charity, you can rest assured that at least 85 cents on every dollar donated will go directly towards supporting those in greatest need Continue 

Brett Popplewell – Third-year Journalism student

I know the United Way helps make a difference in the community. Last year, I received a Youth Action Grant to produce The MISadventures of Bully-Boy and Rumour Girl, an interactive comic book that teaches young kids about the harmful and hurtful Continue 

Dave Stewart – Business Office

I wasn’t really very aware of United Way until I came to Carleton. I heard the statistic that one in three people use one of the agencies supported by the United Way. It really hit home that in a community the size of Carleton, there would easily Continue 

Laura Lauzon – Business Office

It’s funny when you are younger and just starting to work, or just getting married, or just starting a family that you feel you will never need the services of United Way agencies. A monthly contribution or a lump sum donation seems to be Continue 

Greg Jefford – Residence Life, Housing and Conference Services

For the past two years I have been proud to initiate, organize and host “Big Brothers Big Sisters Comes to Carleton Day.” With the support of Residence Continue 

Marcia Adams-Aston – Admissions

I have been an active supporter of the United Way campaign at Carleton since I started working here in 1995. My parents were very active volunteers, firmly believing in giving back to the community. They were involved in Boy Scouts, Girl Guides, Continue 

Gail Blake – Athletics

I have been a long time supporter of the United Way at Carleton and really believe the money raised has a positive effect in the community. One in three people use one of the agencies supported by the United Way, and most of us know someone directly that has been helped by the United Way. My Continue 

What your money can do

$8 per pay… keeps a drop-in recreational and educational centre in operation for 142 hours, keeping our city’s youth focused on improving themselves and off the streets gives a senior living at home 16 hours of home help, friendly visiting and transportation to help maintain Continue 

Let’s work together to show how much Carleton cares

I’m very excited to be this year’s United Way Campaign Chair. Year after year, Carleton students, faculty and staff give generously of their time and money to support this worthy cause. Last year alone, we raised more than $140,000. It just Continue 

It’s about community—it’s about solutions

United Way/Centraide is a volunteer-based organization focused on identifying needs and providing results. Through research and a variety of funding programs, United Way/Centraide invests in the community and invokes positive change. This year, Continue 

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