Paint the Town Red

City of Duncan Mayor Phil Kent and the city councillors have declared the month of October United Way Month in the City of Duncan.

City of Duncan Mayor Phil Kent and the city councillors have declared the month of October United Way Month in the City of Duncan.

As you travel and shop around Duncan this month you will see the red United Way logo displayed in many stores’ windows and doors. Local businesses have been asked to help us “Paint the Town Red” in support of United Way Cowichan, the community campaign, and the over 20 local programs and services that we help to fund.

Our goal is to raise $250,000 this year. A quarter of a million dollars for the Cowichan community. This is not just a United Way campaign. This is your campaign, because this is your community. We want everyone in Cowichan to have a chance at being healthy, successful and contributing members of society. This is what United Way funded programs strive to do. All donations made to United Way Cowichan stay local and are invested into programs provided by many Cowichan region organizations. Every donation, no matter how large or small, makes a difference and will impact those around us.

So when you see those United Way logos in your travels this month, take a look to see if there is a coin box in the store where you’re shopping and consider making a donation. Some businesses are also doing their own special promotion within their store where a portion of the proceeds will go to the campaign. If we haven’t made it to your store or business yet, please contact the United Way Cowichan office at 250-748-1312 to register and for more information.

Also, please join us on Friday, Oct. 9 at the Duncan Best Buy store, where their staff will be holding a barbecue in support of the Cowichan community. You can also visit our website and make a donation online (www.cowichanunitedway.com). Remember; Local Giving, Local Results. Together, we are possibility.