The United Way of Lethbridge Southwestern Alberta kicked off their 2023 Community Fundraising Campaign Monday. As part of the event, for the very first time, the organization held a Pull the Bus initiative where teams had to pull a city bus 75 feet down 6th Street South. All the funds raised go into supporting United Way and its various programs.
“United Way supports nonprofit charitable organizations in Lethbridge and southwestern Alberta. And we support their programs to help three different pillars, which is poverty to possibility, all that kids can be and healthy people, strong communities. And so under that umbrella, we support different charitable organizations that will help basically help people get out of poverty and support those types of causes.”
The executive director, of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lethbridge, Jen Visser, says they feel very privileged to receive so much support from the United Way.
“We’re one of the longest relationships the United Way to have. And that’s not just in Lethbridge that’s across Canada. Having support from United Way means that we can provide programs to children in Lethbridge and surrounding area with a volunteer mentor. And that just for us. If we couldn’t do that, we couldn’t provide that program. So stuff like this is really great for our community to see and be involved in and know that every dollar you give to the United Way has an impact in our community.”