(Moncton, NB—March 23, 2023)—United Way of Greater Moncton and Southeastern New Brunswick called on the community to think outside the box and tap into their sense of local love to continue to help make our community a place of hope. Today, they are excited to celebrate the efforts of corporate, public and nonprofit partners during the 2022 campaign. With the support and hard work from these community partners, a total of $2,217,983.65 was raised.
Founded in 1953, the United Way of Greater Moncton and Southeastern New Brunswick Region is a nonprofit, charitable organization that brings people and resources together to improve lives in our region by helping kids be all they can be and by moving people from poverty to possibility. In 2022, United Way supported 26 essential programs through 25 local agencies, as well as its own initiatives like the seniors’ meal program, 211 NB, and Peer Supported Housing to house those who have complex mental health issues.
“It takes a village to raise a child and a community to foster hope. Every day we see the tireless efforts of community leaders, our incredible sponsors, partners, campaign champions, donors, union members and our many volunteers who go above and beyond to make a difference in our communities,” says Mischka Jacobs, Resource Development Director at United Way. “This collective impact continues to ripple out every day in the lives that are changed through our work. Inspiring things happen when we come together.”
The local United Way annual fundraising campaign, which primarily runs from September through December, raised money mainly through workplace payroll deduction programs, as well as through individual and corporate contributions and special events. All funds contributed to the United Way Community Fund are invested locally in Southeastern New Brunswick.
Campaign Chair Roberto Di Donato says, “Volunteering as Chairperson of the United Way fundraising campaign over the past year has opened my eyes to the tremendous work the organization is doing in our community and the impact it has on everyday citizens. Led by a spirited and passionate group of workers and volunteers, United Way directly touches over 17,000 people a year in the Greater Moncton and Southeastern New Brunswick community. This is made possible through the incredible work of our community. Even more remarkable is that a large percentage of the donations come from our local businesses running small employee giving campaigns. Our community never fails to respond to the call of those in need and it is a beautiful and inspirational thing to be a part of.”
For more information, contact:
Resource Development Director
United Way of Greater Moncton and Southeastern New Brunswick
506 858-8600, ext. 3666