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United Way launches 2017 campaign

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A $2-million goal has been set for the United Way of Sarnia-Lambton’s 2017 campaign.

“Our community has a wonderful tradition of helping those in need and I’m confident that we will see that great level of support again this year,” said campaign chair Vicky Ducharme, pointing to last year’s successful $2-million campaign. “We know that this is a challenging economy but we believe Sarnia-Lambton residents won’t let it stand in the way of friends and neighbours receiving the services that they need.”

The 61st annual campaign officially kicks off with the annual Day of Caring on Sept. 12, where volunteers will set out to do community work and repairs at various not-for-profits and seniors homes.

The United Way funds 37 programs and services provided by 19 local agencies, and the money raised will help maintain those services.

Some of the benefitting agencies and programs include the Canadian Mental Health Association, Lambton-Kent (preventative education; suicide prevention), St. Clair Child & Youth (outreach program), Sarnia-Lambton Rebound (Life choices/Safe choices/Choices Jr.), Community Living Sarnia-Lambton (Transitions facilitator), and transportation for Lambton Elderly Outreach.

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