United Way announces 2019 campaign chair

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United Way announces 2019 campaign chair
Dave Booyink, 2019 United Way fall campaign chair with his two kids. Submitted photo.

CORNWALL, Ontario – The United Way of SD&G is gearing up for its 2019 campaign season and has already announced it’s chair for this year, David Booyink.

Booyink has served on the United Way’s campaign committee in the past and is eager to help lead the charge this year.

“I was so honoured to be asked to be this year’s Campaign Chair. My goal is to increase knowledge of the funded agencies and influence one another to come together in the most impactful way. Only together can we continue to give hope to those in need. Only together, we can make the most impact within our community,” said Booyink.

The campaign this year will be following to credos #Unignorable and #ShowYourLocalLove. Showing your local love reflects the support that the United Way and United Way supported organizations relay on in the forms of not just monetary donations, but in volunteer hours as well.

Upcoming events in support of the United Way’s fall campaign include the 100 Reasons to Run fundraiser that was started by Steve Melios. Melios plans on running 100 km through Cornwall and SD&G to raise money for youth programs supported by the United Way.

On Sept. 21 will be the Beeau’s Bike Ride. Bikers will be leaving from the Cotton Mills in Cornwall and biking to Vankleek Hill, raising money for the United Way through their journey.

The United Way will be holding their annual Campaign Kickoff Breakfast at the Cornwall Legion on Thursday, Sept. 12.

“This will be my first breakfast of many,” said Juliette Labossière- Executive Director. “This year’s campaign is going to be about investing in networking with agencies where needs are the greatest, the development of community partnerships and the fostering of donor relationships.”

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