United Achievement Awards
SUDBURY, Ont.- Yesterday, at the Sudbury Theatre Centre, individuals, families, local businesses, labour partners and community stakeholders united to celebrate everything that we’ve made possible together! This evening served to share successes, announce new partnerships and celebrate our collective achievements. The “United Achievement Awards” was generously sponsored by RBC Dominion Securities.
During this evening, awards were presented to community partners in tribute of their outstanding contribution to our community’s success in 2016. As the second largest funder of the social service sector, United Way prioritizes community needs and invests in local programs in areas proven to be foundational building blocks of healthy lives and communities. From helping children and youth succeed, to providing services for the elderly, to ensuring that food is available for the hungry, United Way helped change 26,680 lives within Greater Sudbury, Espanola, and Manitoulin districts last year.
“The success of this year’s campaign is based on our collective efforts to unite our community to improve social conditions," says Paul Kusnierczyk, 2016 Campaign Chair. “Our goal this year was about reaching as many people as we could. It’s about people helping people.” United Way also shared new partnerships including 2-1 -1 Helpline, the Home Weatherization Program and WOLVES United. The evening also included a brief prelude of the upcoming local production "Hockey Dreams" presented by Dario Zulich, Owner of Sudbury Wolves, exemplifying youth’s dreams and aspirations as well as the ability to overcome challenges.
“As part of the Sudbury Wolves renewed energy in the community we are excited to continue to develop the WOLVES United initiative with wonderful projects like Hockey Dreams at the STC and YES Theatre”, said Andrew Dale, VP Marketing and Development, “we will play an active part in the community, inspiring youth, to achieve their best while developing the character traits that foster success in life.”
"To build on our United Achievements, a new philanthropic strategy has been developed to address pressing needs of our local youth," says Michael Cullen, United Way Executive Director, " Through a shared vision and commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of others both the United Way and Sudbury Wolves share a long history of success and achieving results. This blended approach to addressing the issues around youth/youth mental health will ideally lead to an increase in awareness, investments, volunteer opportunities and much more."
"We want to thank our donors, partners, and volunteers for making change possible and we are proud to share the tremendous impact their gift is having on our community" adds Kusnierczyk.
Together, we are possibility.
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