As many of you know, our annual Dearcroft Christmas Carnival, “A Magical Christmas” was a huge success, in raising funds for the United Way, Oakville. In total, as a community, we were able to raise $2,747.00!! With “The Sprott Leadership Matching Challenge” (matching every dollar for dollar, over $2000.00) met, the total funds raised was $5494.00!! Dearcroft Montessori and our community of parents, children and staff, are proud to be a part of the grand total raised for United Way Oakville for 2014 – a total of $4,250,000! Two of our Dearcroft staff, Mrs. Janine Darby and Ms. Jacqueline Jajcinovic were in attendance at the UWO’s Celebration Night on February 5th, 2015. The evening consisted of awarding the 2014 UWO Spirit Awards, recognizing local organizations and volunteers for their exceptional commitment, leadership and creativity. As well, Rob Lister, President and CEO of Oakville Hydro Corporation, was announced as being the 2015 Campaign Cabinet Chair.
United Way Oakville funds 53 programs in three areas which have been researched to be the most essential foundation for healthy beings and communities: children and youth, financial stability and community wellness. United Way Oakville funds 32 social service agencies within our community, such as ROCK (Reach Out Centre for Kids), Food for Life and Halton Family Services. With the assistance of community contributions through personal donation and fundraising, the United Way Oakville is the largest supporter of the voluntary sector and social services in Canada next to government.
More than 34,000 individuals in our community rely on United Way Oakville funded programs and services. At Dearcroft Montessori, we look forward to continuing to be proud supporters and assist such local programs and services for United Way Oakville.