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United Way Lanark County joins forces with other in region

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United Way Lanark County will be amalgamating with United Ways in Prescott-Russell, Ottawa and Renfrew County.

After amalgamation, all funds raised locally will continue to be invested locally to help Lanark County and Smiths Falls’ most vulnerable.

On Dec.5, all four United Ways will hold separate special meetings in each community and invite members to support this new collaboration and amalgamation.

United Way Lanark County will hold its meeting at 7 p.m. at Beckwith Township Offices, council chambers, 1702 9th Line, Beckwith Township.

“Our board of directors is very supportive while we continue to maintain our focus on supporting people in Lanark County and Smith Falls,” said Fraser Scantlebury, executive director, United Way. “This collaboration is an opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences to tackle common issues that all our communities face.”

Each United Way will continue to reflect their locally established identity using their current names. Local staff and volunteers will maintain control over investment decisions to support their community’s most vulnerable people.

“As we join forces, we can address the critical issues facing our communities while maintaining a strong and active presence in our local region,” said Helen McIntosh, board chair, United Way Lanark County. “Collectively we believe we can engage more donors, advocates, and volunteers to help support our work. Together, we will build a better future for the communities we serve.”

As a result of this collaboration and amalgamation, all four United Ways will be able to access each other’s knowledge and expertise. Once ratified by members, all four United Ways will be able to share resources including IT technology, fundraising tools, marketing materials, community development research and more.

 

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United Way Lanark County joins forces with other in region

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Submitted
editorial@pdgmedia.ca

United Way Lanark County will be amalgamating with United Ways in Prescott-Russell, Ottawa and Renfrew County.

After amalgamation, all funds raised locally will continue to be invested locally to help Lanark County and Smiths Falls’ most vulnerable.

On Dec.5, all four United Ways will hold separate special meetings in each community and invite members to support this new collaboration and amalgamation.

United Way Lanark County will hold its meeting at 7 p.m. at Beckwith Township Offices, council chambers, 1702 9th Line, Beckwith Township.

“Our board of directors is very supportive while we continue to maintain our focus on supporting people in Lanark County and Smith Falls,” said Fraser Scantlebury, executive director, United Way. “This collaboration is an opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences to tackle common issues that all our communities face.”

Each United Way will continue to reflect their locally established identity using their current names. Local staff and volunteers will maintain control over investment decisions to support their community’s most vulnerable people.

“As we join forces, we can address the critical issues facing our communities while maintaining a strong and active presence in our local region,” said Helen McIntosh, board chair, United Way Lanark County. “Collectively we believe we can engage more donors, advocates, and volunteers to help support our work. Together, we will build a better future for the communities we serve.”

As a result of this collaboration and amalgamation, all four United Ways will be able to access each other’s knowledge and expertise. Once ratified by members, all four United Ways will be able to share resources including IT technology, fundraising tools, marketing materials, community development research and more.

 

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