The 2020 United Way of Sarnia-Lambton campaign has now reached the 22 percent level of the $1,900,000 Needs Target.

“Our direct mail campaign is resulting in dozens of donors each day,” said campaign chair Vicky Ducharme. “We have just completed mailing 4,000 letters to retirees, small businesses, farms, and professionals in Sarnia and throughout Lambton County. We are pleased with the response so far.”

“We are trying a number of new things this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, not the least of which is the focus to more online giving,” Ducharme said. “In our experience locally, we have found paper pledge cards are one of the most effective ways to raise funds in employee settings, because of the constant reminder of seeing the physical card on your desk or in your mail slot. Getting an email pledge card tends to be forgotten or missed.”

Ducharme added that those who would like to support the United Way of Sarnia-Lambton, or learn more about the United Way and its 36 funded programs and services, can visit www.theunitedway.on.ca.

Donors can also call the United Way at (519) 336 5452 or stop by the office at 1362 Lambton Mall Rd.