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Sarnia-Lambton businesses stepping up to help United Way fundraising

Another Sarnia business is stepping up to support the United Way of Sarnia-Lambton this fall.

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Beginning Friday, Oct. 22, Dattolo’s Baked Goods at 1030 Confederation St. will be donating $5 from every pizza sold until close on Halloween night, Oct. 31.

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“We are so grateful for the small and local businesses who have stepped up to support the United Way, and this is a great way to promote the fact that United Way of Sarnia-Lambton is a local organization where a local volunteer board of directors makes funding decisions,” said Vicky Ducharme, chair the 2021 United Way campaign.

“We are a local fundraising organization supporting local needs and recognizing local businesses at the same time.”

Dattolo’s Baked Goods had approached United Way earlier this fall wanting to pitch in and help, recognizing the need in the community is continually increasing because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To order or pick up your pizza, stop by Dattolo’s at 1030 Confederation St. in Sarnia or call 519-336-1991. All varieties of pizza are eligible, including their keto-friendly and cauliflower crust, dill pickle, and all of the more traditional pizza pies.

Meanwhile, the Bagel Factory at 1152 London Rd. in Sarnia is continuing with its Bagel Madness, where $1 from every dozen bagels sold is donated to United Way through the month of October.

This is the last call for Pembina-United Way Meats for Eats tickets. The Meats for Eats raffle has a grand prize of a $1,000 gift card to Davey Jones in Sarnia, plus a $500 prepaid Visa card. The deadline to purchase is Oct. 21. Get your tickets by calling Rebecca at 519-336-5452 or online at www.theunitedway.on.ca.

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Tickets are now on sale for the November United Way 50/50 at www.united5050.ca; all money raised will go directly to the United Way campaign.

Overall, the United Way of Sarnia-Lambton is now sitting at $575,000, very close to the one-third mark of the $1,750,000 goal.

Ducharme said the sum is precisely where the United Way campaign was at this time last year, so she’s hopeful the trend will continue through the remaining 10 weeks of the campaign.

She said almost 1,200 donors in Sarnia-Lambton have already contributed to the United Way campaign this fall.

Many of the large industrial employee campaigns have now kicked off and, beginning next week, some of the non-industrial campaigns will kick off, including the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and other federal government departments, and the service agencies as well.

The Boys and Girls Club of Sarnia is one of 20 local agencies currently funded by the United Way. The Boys and Girls Club is part of the “All That Kids Can Be” funding focus, whereby the United Way is investing in programs and services so that kids can succeed in school and develop supportive relationships. These program and services give children and youth the support they need to make healthy choices and to better handle life challenges while at the same time understanding the benefits of a good, solid education.

Presently, the United Way funds three separate programs provided by The Boys and Girls Club, including a summer camp program and an after-school support program, where youngsters get a nutritious snack, homework help and, in general, have a safe place to go after school.

Ducharme said in addition to the many employee campaigns now underway, several donors are making their contributions through the mail. Most are retirees, local business or professionals, and several have elected to donate online at www.theunitedway.on.ca .

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