United Way of Greater Niagara announces new focus at annual awards breakfast

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Fri, Sep 22nd 2023 02:30 pm

United Way of Increased Niagara held its annual awards breakfast and marketing campaign kickoff on Friday, Sept. 22, at Niagara Riverside Vacation resort, serving as the official begin to its yearly marketing campaign and honoring local folks and businesses who proceed to make a difference in the Increased Niagara neighborhood.

This year’s awards and honorees bundled the President’s Award to M&T Lender, the Norman Sinclair Humanitarian Award to Rachel Brennan, the Services Cup Award to Psychological Wellness Association in Niagara County, the Shining Star Award to Maid of the Mist, the Joseph C. Weber III Feel Beneficial Imagine United Way Award to Joanne Beaton, and the AFL/CIO Russell Quarantello Community Provider Award to Scott Jones.

“We are so happy to honor these remarkable people and corporations for their outstanding perseverance, leadership and contributions that have created a profound affect on United Way and our community,” President and CEO Andrea Gray explained.

In addition to recognizing this year’s honorees, the 2023 marketing campaign kicked off with two donations. The AFL/CIO Niagara Orleans Central Labor Council offered a check out for $24,000 from its “Annual Labors Night time at the Races.” Now in its 14th yr, the occasion has raised a complete of $207,000 for the United Way, and contributes that to all the sponsors, union affiliate marketers and pals of labor that make the event achievable.

Secondly, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Staff (IBEW) Nearby 237/NECA Nationwide Electrical Contractors Association presented a test for $25,000. These resources are raised by the hrs labored per IBEW Community 237 member and put into a fund that is donated to United Way.

New Target

United Way of Larger Niagara formally announced its mission has shifted to mirror a new neighborhood-driven target that will assist plans that measurably profit the next era of folks in Niagara County.

A push launch stated, “This new direction, produced with group suggestions, will information anything United Way does in the struggle for a improved upcoming for everybody in our group through a new aim, ‘Growing Up United.’ ”

What is ‘Growing Up United’?

The United Way discussed, “ ‘Growing Up United’ is a motivation to reinvest in a greater tomorrow at its resource: our youth. United Way stays focused to serving our community, and donations will carry on to fund regional nonprofit programs for individuals in need. But now, we are accomplishing even a lot more to increase the effects of every dollar we increase simply because, when you give to United Way of Higher Niagara, you are measurably fostering a generation that is pushed, compassionate, and geared up to deal with the difficulties of tomorrow!”

For more information and facts on United Way’s new direction, take a look at www.uwgn.org.