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United Way Myths

Posted in Communication, Community Service, Unifor Local 88, and Unit 1

United Way Canvassing

As this years campaign is underway we are again answering questions about where the money goes and how much of it gets to the actual recipient.

First things first. Generally, the memes and Facebook posts are FALSE. A simple web search could eliminate a lot of these falsehoods.  If you are concerned about where your money is going, do the research. Spreading false unchecked information doesn’t help the goal. If you don’t want to donate that’s more than fine, but please respect those who do.

So, in an attempt to provide FACTUAL information, we have provided the following information

Your donations stay local!!

MIND YOUR MEMES. RESEARCH – CLICK HERE

This is an example of a few of Elgin County’s investments. More can be found on the United Way website.

Imagine Canada exists to work alongside other charitable sector organizations — and often in partnership with the private sector, governments and individuals in the community — to ensure that charities continue to play a pivotal role in building, enriching and defining our nation.

Heres what they say….

Compensation Statement  – Click to read

Canada revenue agency also shares all the accounting of UNITED WAY as they are governed under certain polices and laws.

Here are the breakdowns from the CRA website.

ELGIN/MIDDLESEX LINK -CRA

OXFORD COUNTY LINK -CRA

In a nutshell around 80 percent of each donation make it the intended recipients and roughly only 5 percent goes to employees wages

If you have ANY questions or concerns please feel free to contact.

DENISE VYSE/SUE MCCALLUM – EXT 4635