The United Way’s 2017 Docs & Diamonds Gala was held recently at the Memorial Centre in Brockville and was one for the United Leeds & Grenville record books. The Soprano-themed event raised just over $30,000! A whopping 76% increase over the event held in 2016. This success means that the United Way is closer than ever to meeting its $825,000 fundraising goal for this year. These dollars mean so much, and will go to help those in need in the Leeds & Grenville community.
Chair of the Event Committee, Dr. Andy Jordan, said, “I was very pleased with the event and the dollars raised. I feel Docs & Diamonds has established itself as a fun annual event that attendees look forward to each year, and we are already contemplating the 2018 event. The theme is not yet determined, but will continue to be a popular parody of a favourite TV show.”
Trish Buote, Executive Director United Way Leeds & Grenville said, “I am thrilled with the outcome of the event, and so grateful for the generous guests who attended, our important sponsors, and the amazing volunteers and staff who spent countless hours to pull this fun event together. The people who will benefit most are those who are truly in need in our community. I am incredibly thankful.”
There is still time to donate to this year’s campaign. Please visit uwlg.org and donate online or call the office at 613-342-8889. Any help would be gratefully appreciated.
United Way Leeds & Grenville is a non-profit agency that supports 20 local partner agencies in the community. Its mission is to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. UWLG is dedicated to bringing people together to build vibrant and caring communities. For more information, please visit www.uwlg.org.