Working toward our 2013 Goal

October 23rd, 2013

United Way Estevan wishes to thank the community for supporting another terrific Telethon this past weekend.  The event showcased wonderful talent with fun and excitement throughout the 33hr program.  Local member agencies funded by this year’s Telethon shared their information and programs that provide a wide variety of services to the community and area.

 

The final tally for funds raised by this year’s event was posted as $336,098.00 following the Daae family’s finale.  The goal of $350,000.00 is still achievable and United Way Estevan is asking for your help.  We can still record the honour of being the first in Canada to raise our goal again this year.  This year’s theme is “I AM THE WAY.”  As one we can make a difference for so many by supporting this United Way and the 18 member agencies and 3 community projects that it funds.  Together we can raise our goal and prove once again that Estevan is an amazing city that has tremendous heart. 

 

There is no disappointment in what we have accomplished so far.  Just huge pride and thanks to all who gave so generously with time, donations, supplies and equipment.  This year’s Telethon is so close to realizing its goal that we know it can be done with your help.  Please consider giving to United Way Estevan if you haven’t already done so.  This year’s agencies need your help to provide and sustain their programs that assist our neighbours, friends and families.  If you have already given we thank you and encourage you to consider further giving to ensure that these programs and projects continue to provide our residents with the support and programs so vital to the health and wellbeing of our community.

 

Donations may be made at any banking institution here in Estevan, receipts will be provided for you there.  You are also welcome to stop in to the office at 322 4th Street and make a donation in person by cash, cheque, debit or credit card. Donations may also be mailed in with necessary postage and a receipt will be returned to you by mail. Let’s all dig in and make the goal a reality as we in turn continue to thrive as a giving and welcoming community.

37th Annual Telethon

October 19th, 2013

Thank you!

Off air total is $336,098

United Way Estevan’s 37th Annual Telethon

October 2nd, 2013

United Way Estevan wishes everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving.  In this spirit of thanksgiving the board of directors asks for your generosity again this year as they prepare for the 37th Annual Telethon, Friday, October 18th and Saturday, October 19th at the Legion Hall.  This year’s campaign goal is set to raise $350,000.00 and will support 18 member agencies and 2 community impact projects.

 

This year’s theme is “I AM THE WAY.”  Your generous support raises funds for local programs that assist many of our neighbours, friends and family.  These funds support and enable member agencies to continue and expand their programs and services.  United Way Estevan thanks you in advance for ‘making the difference’ for so many.

 

The 33 hour Telethon will be broadcast live on Access 7 and updated continuously on AM-CJ1280 and FM-102 radio.  United Way Estevan is grateful to the continued media support and assistance in presenting the Annual Telethon.

 

Local entertainment will be showcased throughout the broadcast.  Member agency representatives will share information and highlights regarding their group’s current programs and future plans.  A canteen will offer refreshments and food on site for the third year in a row.  A warm welcome is extended to all to come down and enjoy the fun in person.  Volunteers are still needed for various shifts and duties.  Please consider giving a couple hours of your time to assist us in another successful campaign.

 

For more information and to volunteer please contact us @ 306-634-7375 or executivedirector@unitedwayestevan.com.

 

Homemade bid items are still being accepted for the raffle table.  Please contact these committee representatives:

Wendy 306-421-7124, Elizabeth 306-421-2030 or Christa 306- 421-9235.

 

This year’s Raffle item for Telethon is a beautiful quilt donated and made by Heart and Hands Quilting Group.

 

Remember to come down and enjoy the finale with the Daae Family from 3:00-5:00pm Saturday, October 19th.  Thank you for sharing with our charity and our community.

6th Annual Day of Caring

April 12th, 2013

United Way Estevan is gearing up for the 6th Annual Day of Caring.  This year’s day long event is scheduled for Wednesday, June 5, 2013.  The Day of Caring is an opportunity for the community to come together as a group and make a real difference.  It’s a great chance to get out and interact with others while lending a hand to someone in need or sharing a laugh during a visit.  Estevan shines on the Day of Caring.  Individuals, businesses and groups join forces to make a difference right here at home.

For more information, sign up sheets or project applications; please contact Lori Buchanan at 306-634-7375 or email executivedirector@unitedwayestevan.com

2012 Campaign – Great Success

April 12th, 2013

The United Way Estevan 2012 Campaign was another tremendous success.  Thanks to all who volunteered, attended and donated to this year’s 33 hour Telethon.  Past President Roberta DeRosier was pleased to report a grand total of nearly $493,000.00 at this year’s AGM.  She went on to congratulate everyone who participated.  Roberta expressed her appreciation to the board for making her year so wonderful and successful.  She stepped down as President and welcomed new President 2013/14, Dawn Schell.

President-Elect Dawn Schell welcomed everyone and spoke of her commitment and involvement with United Way Estevan.  She is very excited about the new directions that the organization is taking.  Dawn referred to the new programs and community initiatives that show the depth and commitment felt by the board, its members and supporters.  Dawn commented that she felt privileged to be part of the dreams and plans that continue to grow and develop.

 

Support this year’s Telethon and “BE THE DIFFERENCE.”

October 2nd, 2012

The 36th Annual United Way Telethon is just days away and the count down is on.  This year’s Telethon is set for Friday, October 12th 8:00am – Saturday, October 13th 5:00pm at the Legion Hall.  The 33 hour event boasts a wealth of local entertainment and informative interviews with representatives from the 17 member agencies and 3 community impact projects.

Homemade raffle and bid items are always so popular.  The United Way Estevan is grateful to all who donated a great selection of items to choose from for this year’s Telethon.

United Way Estevan invites you to enjoy the concession again this year.  Bring your appetite and enjoy the event with us live.  The Telethon will be broadcast live on Access 7 and updated continuously on AM-CJ1280 and FM-SUN102.3 radio.

Donations are welcome and accepted during the Telethon at the Legion Hall on 4th Street.  Come down and share in the excitement.  There are so many talents that go into the production. Please come and support your community and our charity.  We hope to see you there.  Be sure to check out the items for raffle and bid.

Pledges made can be mailed to United Way Estevan, Box 611, Estevan, SK  S4A 2A5 – no postage necessary.  Pledges will also be accepted at the Spectra Credit Union, TD Canada Trust, CIBC, Royal Bank, Bank of Montreal and the Scotia Bank until noon on November 5, 2012.

“BE THE DIFFERENCE.”  Thanks for getting in the Way and supporting the United Way Estevan!  For more information and to volunteer please contact Lori @ 634-7375 or executivedirector@unitedwayestevan.com

2012 Campaign

September 17th, 2012

Preparations continue for the Annual Telethon

 

United Way Estevan board of directors have been meeting weekly since the end of August to ensure that this year’s Telethon is another success.  This year’s Telethon will be held October 12th and 13th at the Royal Canadian Legion.  Campaign Chair, Roberta DeRosier reports that the Telethon Committees are meeting and planning besides these regular meetings.  She encourages anyone interested in volunteering for the Telethon to contact the office at 634-7375 or email executivedirector@unitedwayestevan.com.

 

The United Way Estevan is proud to support its 18 member agencies and local community projects, Hillcrest Breakfast Club and ECS Challenge Day.  Please visit unitedwayestevan.com for a complete list of agencies. 

 

The United Way Estevan wishes to thank to all who have generously supported the Telethon in the past. This year’s Telethon is gearing up to be another great 33 hours of fun and local spirit.  Please join us again in support of these wonderful agencies and programs that represent care, commitment and assistance to our neighbours.  They extend a welcome to all those new to the community to come and join the excitement live as we strive to achieve our goal again this year.  United Way Estevan Telethon is a great way to share your time and talents with your city.  We look forward to working with you there.

 

Please consider sharing your talents for the auction.  The homemade bid items have been a huge favourite at the Telethon and we appreciate the variety and generosity of those willing to provide items for the auction.  Please contact Wendy 421-7124 or Christa 461-9465 to donate.

Estevan Regional Nursing Home Fundraiser

August 22nd, 2012

Estevan Regional Nursing Home will be holding a fundraiser on Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 at 1921 Wellock Road, Estevan.  The Carnival will run from 10:30-11:30am and 1:30-3:00pm, with a bbq fundraiser from 12:00-1:30pm.   Organizers are looking for volunteers to help with the bbq and afternoon games.  10 carnival events/games are planned including; ring toss, face painting and basketball toss to name a few.  There will also be raffles and a bake sale.  Raffle tickets are $1.00 each.  Those attending are asked to give a donation at the door to help offset costs.  Staff and organizers welcome everyone to come and enjoy the day!

Day of Caring 2012

July 26th, 2012

Estevan United Way wishes to thank all those who took part in the 5th Annual Day of Caring, held this year May 30, 2012.  The day was a resounding success with moderate temperatures and over 80 volunteers taking part in 19 separate projects.  We thank our corporate sponsor Enbridge Pipelines for their continued support and committment to serving our community and the United Way.  We’d also like to thank the businesses that donated product and staff volunteers to support the success of the this year’s Day of Caring.  To the many organizers and individual volunteers, schools and churches we send our thanks and wish you all a safe and wonderful summer.

35th Annual Telethon – THANK YOU

March 21st, 2012

THANK YOU!

Off Air Total:

$474,997.61