Swift Current United Way has reached its 2012 campaign goal of $100,000 thanks to the generous support of the Swift Current and area community.
Swift Current United Way supports a network of 13 funded member agencies encompassing a diversity of community initiatives that collectively help thousands of people to reach their full potential.
Support of the Swift Current United Way keeps member agencies viable so they can make a difference right where the need is greatest. Benefits include moving people out of poverty and into possibility, making sure that children and youth are empowered to reach for their dreams, and promoting healthy living to make communities stronger.
As they work to identify social gaps and create facilitative solutions, the Swift Current United Way brings transparency, accountability and leadership to the social sector.
Funding is determined by a group of local volunteers forming the United Way Allocation Committee, which accepts and reviews applications annually from United Way Funded Partners. Decisions for funding are based on need and outcomes.
“If our Funded Partners provide programs and services which are needed in our community and have demonstrated they are effective in delivering those programs and services, United Way allocates funding accordingly,” said Swift Current United Way Executive Director Darla Lindbjerg.
Two additional Funded Partners were added in 2012: Family Resource Centre and Southwest Homes.
Swift Current United Way Funded Partners offer over 60 programs and services to the Swift Current region and include: Early Childhood Intervention Program, St. John Ambulance, Southwest Crisis Services Inc., Saskatchewan Association for Community Living, Saskatchewan Abilities Council, Canadian Mental Health Association, Canadian Red Cross, CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind), Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Canadian Paraplegic Association, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Family Resource Centre and Southwest Homes.
Events for 2013 include the third annual Get Away with the United Way Trip Lottery, with tickets available online at http://swiftcurrentunitedway.ca/events/triplottery/. The Swift Current United Way is partnering with WW Smith Insurance this year and will also be selling tickets at WW Smith’s Jan. 18 ‘Fun in the Sun’ event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The first annual Day of Caring event is scheduled for Jun. 3 to 7, providing an opportunity for volunteers to get involved as an individual or team and help out a community based organization that provides programs and services to those who need them in Swift Current. For more information, go to http://swiftcurrentunitedway.ca/events/dayofcaring/ for registration.
The United Way Golf Tournament will be held June 15. Contact Scott Cassidy at 306-741-6219 to register or visit http://swiftcurrentunitedway.ca/events/golf-tournament/gtregistration/. To sponsor the event visit http://swiftcurrentunitedway.ca/events/golf-tournament/golftournamentsponsorform/.