How your donation helps

Campaign success 2018

Our involvement with the United Way Southern Interior BC over the past year inspired people to contribute hundreds of hours of community service and our fund-raising efforts contributed $35,000 to United Way-funded agencies improving the lives of children, families and seniors in our region.

Goals for 2019

Fund-raising goal: We intend to raise $45,000 by encouraging UBC Okanagan employees to give through payroll deduction, and by hosting fun events on campus.

Participation goal: Last year, about 4% of UBC Okanagan employees contributed by making an e-pledge — a payroll deduction contribution. This year we hope to double participation to 10% through this most convenient and high-impact way of supporting the United Way.

If 160 people give by making a payroll e-pledge for any amount in 2019, we will meet our goal. Please consider giving — or giving again — this year. 

Dollars at work in our community

Your gift to the UBC Okanagan United Way campaign supports the work of the United Way Southern Interior BC and partner agencies to help improve lives and create lasting change in the community. Your donation gives children the best possible start in life, keeps them connected as they grow, and helps seniors to stay independent. Your support also helps many others who are vulnerable, such as immigrants and newcomers, and those living in poverty or at risk of homelessness.

$2 per pay cheque

  • Provides three weeks of diapers and formula for one mother.
  • Provides a frost prevention kit for two homeless individuals, including gloves, toque, and pocket warmers.

$5 per pay cheque

  • Provides pajamas and toiletry bag for a family of four entering a women’s emergency shelter.
  • Provides 20 food hampers to vulnerable pregnant women and parents of young children who are living in poverty.

$10 per pay cheque

  • Provides emergency shelter and services for one individual for ten nights.
  • Provides art supplies, including paint, pencils, sketchbooks, and an easel for one youth participating in a visual arts program.

$25 per pay cheque

  • Provides five speech therapy sessions for someone with an acquired brain injury.
  • Provides three weeks of employment preparation courses for one person to secure employment, including work boots, hardhat, and gloves.

$50 per pay cheque

  • Provides ongoing depression counselling for four people facing mental illness.
  • Provides two months of fresh produce for twenty-four families.

$100 per pay cheque

  • Provides five-day overnight summer camp trip for four children.
  • Provides a post-secondary scholarship for one First Nation youth to continue their education.

It’s easy to donate via payroll. Visit the UBC Okanagan epledge page