September 09, 2018

Local people unite to do local good

“Participants throw 1,000 beach balls into the Olympic Plaza fountain to illustrate the collective impact United Way has in bringing people together to #DoLocalGood. “Participants throw 1,000 beach balls into the Olympic Plaza fountain to illustrate the collective impact United Way has in bringing people together to #DoLocalGood.

On September 6, over 2,000 people came together and showed their love to #DoLocalGood in support of the #unignorable social issues in our community.

Launching the city’s largest annual fundraising campaign, United Way of Calgary and Area led a march down Stephen Avenue followed by a celebration in Olympic Plaza that included musical entertainment by Juno Award-winning artist DJ Shub and a BBQ lunch hosted by Rotary Clubs of Calgary.

“Issues like hunger, affordable housing, mental health and addictions, domestic violence, and early foundational supports critical to kids success are often thought of as someone else’s problem – but they’re not,” says Karen Young, United Way’s President and CEO. “These are very real issues that thousands of individuals are struggling to overcome every day. These are community issues that require community solutions.”

You can watch footage of the event on our Facebook page.

“Participants throw 1,000 beach balls into the Olympic Plaza fountain to illustrate the collective impact United Way has in bringing people together to #DoLocalGood.