County of Simcoe Gala Raises $50,000 For United Way

More than $700K raised over last 12 years

Another huge shot in the arm for the Simcoe County United Way.

Numerous individuals, businesses and organizations raised more than $50,000 at 12th Annual County of Simcoe Gala on September 27 in support of United Way Simcoe Muskoka.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“We thank everyone that contributed to another successful and impactful County fundraising initiative to boost and support the community efforts of the United Way,” said Deputy Warden Terry Dowdall. “The County’s Gala has raised more than $700,000 over the past 12 years, providing support to residents in critical need and helping to arm our community partners with the resources they need to implement life-changing programs.”[/perfectpullquote]

The County of Simcoe is a proud partner of United Way Simcoe Muskoka in part because of the complementary missions. As the Consolidated Municipal Service Manager, the County administers essential social services programs for residents throughout the region including the cities of Barrie and Orillia through the Children and Community Services, Social Housing, and Ontario Works departments.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“Lives will improve in our local communities because of the funds generated by tonight’s event,” said UWSM Board Chair Catherine Campbell. “When we all work together on important issues, the results are game-changing for individuals and for whole communities.[/perfectpullquote]

United Way Simcoe Muskoka invests grants, research and expertise in poverty-reduction initiatives across local communities providing the support County residents need, when they need it, to help them reach their potential.