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United Way Supports CAS

March 4, 2007 permalink

When you give a donation to the friendly folks who collect for the United Way, you are supporting the same agency that separates parents and children by force of arms. Here the United Way gives $198,990 to the Mutual Aid Program for Parents, operated through the Children's Aid Society.



United Way agencies get boost


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Yesterday, dozens of community agencies found out how much money they'll get this year from the United Way of London and Middlesex as it released allocations from its record $6.6-million fundraising campaign last year.

Overall, United Way funding to member agencies will rise to just more than $5 million this year, up from $4.4 million last year.

Also, spending on United Way community services and special programs will rise to nearly $1.63 million from $1.4 million last year.

Yesterday's funding allocations lit up the office for United Way staff, said Helen Connell, the local chapter's executive director.

"There was a feeling of euphoria here today," she said of the office at 409 King St.

"All day long, people have been coming in to find out how much they are receiving . . . We get to see the faces of the agencies and how appreciative they are.

"It really feels good."

The Mutual Aid Program for Parents, operated through the Children's Aid Society received a $55,000 boost, bringing its funding to $199,000 to support a program that helps Spanish-speaking parents.



  • Across Languages, $32,000
  • Big Brothers, $172,300
  • Big Sisters, $211,951
  • Boys' & Girls' Club, $421,000
  • Canadian Hearing Society, $75,900
  • Canadian Mental Health Association, $127,703
  • CNIB, $210,670
  • Changing Ways, $170,000
  • Community Living London, $117,051
  • Crouch Resource Centre, $109,480
  • Epilepsy Support Centre, $100,000.
  • Family Service Thames Valley, $401,626
  • Girl Guides, $46,000
  • Glen Cairn Community Resource Centre, $159,000
  • Horton Street Seniors Centre, $70,650
  • Hospice of London, $126,500
  • John Howard Society, $318,654
  • Learning Disabilities Association, $109,000.
  • London Coffee House Program, $128,600
  • London & District Distress Centre, $134,493
  • London Intercommunity Health Centre, $78,655.
  • London Interfaith Counselling Centre, $85,325.
  • London Occupational Safety & Health, $90,866
  • London Unemployment Health Centre, $153,855
  • LUSO, $120,796
  • Meals on Wheels, $79,000
  • Mutual Aid Program for Parents, $198,990
  • N'Amerind, $61,233
  • Ontario March of Dimes, $94,785
  • SARI, $35,500
  • Scouts, $42,500
  • Sexual Assault Centre, $60,855
  • South London Neighbourhood Resource Centre, $104,794
  • Stevenson Children's Camp, $93,730
  • Next Wave Strathroy Youth Centre, $124,000
  • Women's Rural Resource Centre, $58,013.
  • London Y, $220,000
  • Youth Action Centre, $66,500

Source: London Free Press