Half a dozen Border City charities are the beneficiaries of the fundraising efforts of the Lloydminster United Way.
Representatives from the Libbie Young Centre, Lloydminster Area Brain Injury Society
(Labis), Lloydminster Sexual Assault Centre, the Olive Tree, Lloydminster Rescue Squad and Residents in Recovery were at Cheers restaurant on Tuesday evening for the presentation.
Ash Thibault, president of the local United Way is now in his second year at the helm and welcomes the opportunity to disburse funds in person as they were not able to gather over the COVID months.
He says each agency got $4250 each and the combined total represents 100 per cent of their fundraising.
“We do a community 50/50. We try to have it before Christmas every year. It has honestly been a bit of a challenge for us. So we try to promote that. We do a breakfast every year in October which has been a huge success and grows every year.”
Thibault credits the community’s support in their ventures.
“The community has really stepped up in terms of supporting us and helping us. We are an all new board which is exciting too. It’s a lot of firsts for a lot of people and there are a lot of good ideas coming to the table.”
The local United Way is looking forward to this year’s events and Thibault says they are welcoming new board members to serve.