Show your local love, and join us as we officially launch our 2018 fundraising campaign and celebrate 60 years of Improving Lives Locally! Free breakfast included!
60 Years of Unity in Belleville
The numbers have changed, the mandate has evolved, but the root of the community organization’s work – to Improve Lives Locally – has remained the same.
In 1958, the beloved Belleville McFarland’s senior hockey team won the Allan Cup Canadian championship, Terry Fox was born, and the hula-hoop craze hit Canada. Here at home, a group of concerned citizens, business leaders and community champions incorporated the first United Communities Services of Belleville and Area.
United Community Services of Belleville, now known today as United Way Hastings & Prince Edward, ran its first community campaign in 1958 with a goal of raising approximately $63,000. That’s value of about $550,000 today. Today, the local United Way is well known for its annual fall fundraising campaign, which now has a goal of close to $2 million.
Join us for a special campaign kickoff September 13th 7:45 am at the Kindness Court for free breakfast provided by Quinte Mall, and A&W and hear about what’s upcoming for this 60th community campaign! Food, music and guest speakers – this year’s theme is LOCAL LOVE – let’s join in and show our local love, creating a healthier, more vibrant community for ALL to participate in!
Check our facebook site or website www.unitedwayhpe.ca
for further details.