Generosity is a deep-rooted value among many Winnipeggers. That's been good news for United Way Winnipeg which has worked hard throughout the pandemic and every day to help our most vulnerable.
Each year, United Way Winnipeg welcomes a leader from the city’s workforce to chair its Campaign Cabinet. The Cabinet leads workplace campaigns to support United Way, be it through donating, volunteering and other creative ways to fundraise.
United Way Winnipeg hosted its annual campaign launch announcement virtually on January 27, 2022, where Dayna Spiring, Economic Development Winnipeg’s President & CEO was announced as this year’s Campaign Chair.
“I’m overjoyed to have Dayna as our volunteer chair for United Way Winnipeg’s 2022 Campaign, which I know will be a resounding success with her tremendous leadership and passion for helping our community be the best it can be,” says Connie Walker, President & CEO of United Way Winnipeg.
“As a long-term donor with United Way, I’ve seen the real impact my gifts have had on Winnipeggers in need,” said Spiring during the event.
Building a stronger Winnipeg
The impact of donations can be seen in 125 agencies and programs across the city, supporting causes that help children and our youth and Winnipeggers experiencing poverty. There are also programs that improve health, foster strong communities, and support diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. To answer the growing need for support around the pandemic, the charity created the COVID-19 Community Response Fund for vulnerable groups in our community and helped expand much needed phone and chat services for 211 Manitoba.
The organization announced it raised $20.7 million through its annual fundraising campaign in 2021 with support from hundreds of workplaces.
“We all live together in this strong Prairie city. We all want what’s best for our families, our neighbourhoods, our community. We have all lived with uncertainty, change, grief, and worry these past two years—and we all want our city to emerge from the pandemic a little kinder, a little more inclusive, a little more resilient,” said Spiring.
“We are all Winnipeg. And so, we show up with compassion, generosity and spirit because we have a responsibility to ensure no Winnipegger is left behind.”
Be a part of the change
Workplace campaigns play a vital role in fundraising for the organization and provide a strong foundation in the important work United Way Winnipeg does.
“United Way Winnipeg imagines a thriving community where everyone can reach their potential. Our annual campaign means more Winnipeggers can find training and support for a new job, more families won’t go hungry, more people can get help with mental health and addiction—and so much more,” says Isha Khan, Board Chair of United Way Winnipeg Board of Trustees and President & CEO of Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
“It’s an honour and a privilege to serve our community in this way. And because I love Winnipeg, I’m committed to doing all I can to move the needle, during this year’s campaign,” said Spiring.
You and your workplace can be part of United Way Winnipeg’s campaign this year. Click here to learn more.