Thank you to Yukon Premier Sandy Silver for joining us this morning as we raised the United Way flag in Whitehorse. We also thank the City of Whitehorse for displaying our flag this month at City Hall.
It’s always a proud moment for us to see our flag, the “helping hand,” flying high.
October is United Way Month, watch for more updates on fundraising happening this month!
With your support since September we have raised a total of $31,221 and are working on a campaign goal of $80,000 this year.
There is an amazing contribution we want to highlight today! The Yukon Energy Food Security Network has received a contribution of $15,000 from Sysco Canada.
The YE Food Network is focusing on food security across Yukon. The goal is the establishment of a collaborative food security network within each Yukon community.
This a partnership between United Way Yukon, the Whitehorse Food Bank and the Yukon Anti Poverty Coalition, energized with support and sponsorship from Yukon Energy.
In 2020 this agency published a comprehensive report on food security in Yukon. The next step is to build on what has been learned and mobilize volunteers in all communities to make healthy, affordable food more available.
Our annual fundraising breakfast would not be possible without local sponsors. We want to thank each and every local business who stepped up in a big way this year!
Alphabetically listed, we say “thank you” to these companies for their community spirit and support:
Atlin Mountain Coffee Roasters Bean North Coffee Roasting Co. Bigway Foods Chon FM: Indigenous Radio CKRW 96.1 FM, The Rush Firebean Coffee Roasters L’Aurore Boréale Midnight Sun Coffee Roasters Real Canadian Superstore Riverside Grocery Save-On Foods Super A Foods What’s Up Yukon Whitehorse Star Wykes’ Your Independent Grocer Yukon News
As always, the annual United Way Yukon Breakfast includes a Silent Auction with items donated by amazing local businesses and individuals. The auction will also include themed gift baskets prepared by Yukon Government employees.
This year our auction: Starts: 7:00am Friday Sept 16, 2022 Ends: Noon Friday Sept 23, 2022
The Breakfast is in-person this year, but the auction is online to give everyone lots of time to participate. Starting on Sept 16th you can view the Auction Here
The United Way Yukon annual Breakfast and Silent auction raises funds for projects that benefit all Yukoners. All proceeds from this auction go to United Way Yukon’s Community Investment Fund, which supports Yukon non-profits who deliver critical services and programs. United Way Yukon funds local projects in three priority areas: All That Kids Can Be, Healthy People Strong Communities, and From Poverty To Possibility.
The Community Engagement and Investment Committee carefully reviewed all applications received (27 total) to ensure that funds would be used effectively and in support of our three priorities: All That Kids Can Be, From Poverty to Possibility and Healthy People Strong Communities.
We have updated the Donor Recognition page for 2022 giving a look at corporate, individual and government contributions so far this year to United Way Yukon.
One very notable contribution comes from a donor who requested anonymity. (We are glad to provide such anonymity when requested.) The donation was for $2068.90 in securities donated through Canada Helps.
How does one donate securities, and why consider this approach?