United Way Perth-Huron to launch fundraising campaign for 2021-22 this week

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United Way Perth-Huron is launching their annual fundraising campaign this Friday in Wingham.

In a release, UWPH says they will set up a table at the municipal building starting at 2:30 on Friday afternoon to share information on the campaign and the local work UWPH is doing to tackle #UNIGNORABLE issues like poverty, homelessness and mental health. Their fundraising goal for the 2021-22 campaign will also be announced.

United Way is also encouraging people to support local businesses by buying food at local Wingham establishments, as some participating restaurants will donate some proceeds to the campaign. Some participating restaurants are offering the option of adding a donation in support of UWPH to your bill, while others will feature a donation container in support of UWPH’s local work in Northern Huron and area. For more information on this year’s campaign kick-off visit perthhuron.unitedway.ca.

UWPH also has new campaign co-chairs this year in Rob and Leslie Edney, who are replacing Martin and Kathryn Ritsma, who served as co-chairs for three years.

“First of all, I’d like to thank Martin and Kathryn,” says UWPH Executive Director Ryan Erb. “Their dedication and commitment to UWPH’s work helped make our community stronger. We’re also very happy that Rob and Leslie agreed to join us as well as continuing their work as co-chairs of the St. Marys Community Committee, where they’ve been so successful. I know they’ll bring tremendous energy to the main campaign.”