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United Way Campaign – 2018

DDA staff take part in an annual United Way campaign every year starting in September, to help people in our communities. Our goal is to increase the number of staff donors each year. Here are some of the fundraisers we have held this year:

DDA Kicks Off United Way With Hot-Dog Days

To kick off DDA’s annual United Way campaign, Head Office and Kaslo each put on a hot dog lunch with all proceeds going to the United Way of the Lower Mainland.

Over the two dates, the Hot Dog Kick-Off raised $866.30. These events also proved to be a great way for staff and clients to re-connect over everyone’s favourite lunch food! In addition to the Hot Dog Kick-Off, Residential Services also held a Halloween party that raised $500!

This year, DDA has set a goal to exceed the number of donors that gave in 2017. 
Thank you to everyone who volunteered and took part!

DDA Cleans Closets for the United Way!

The Developmental Disabilities Association’s staff, children, adults and their families worked hard during the month of October to support their annual United Way Cash 4 Clothes campaign.

In total, 249 bags were collected through our Cash 4 Clothes initiative, surpassing last year’s count of 245 and creating an all-time record over our four years of collecting! This added $747 to DDA’s ongoing efforts to benefit the United Way.

Thank you to everyone for your continued help and participation.

DDA’s Cash 4 Clothes supports organizations and teams with their fundraising efforts.

Walk N’ Roll-A-Thon 2018

This year was the 6th annual Walk n’ Roll-A-Thon at Trout Lake in benefit of United Way! DDA staff and clients participated from each of the six adult day programs as well as some residential programs.

We were lucky to have our fitness students, Andrea and Vanessa, assisting us to plan for this big event. They spread their positive energy to all the programs and worked throughout the summer to deliver the best experience to all participants by bringing them together and building relationships between different programs.

Some of the preparation for our Annual Walk N’ Roll-A-Thon event involved a dance performance, where the participants showed their best moves. Program workers from each of the sites also contributed to this event, where they set up fitness stations and engaged everybody in a variety of fitness activities.

We want to thank all the staff, volunteers and student program workers for their help. This event was a success because of your support! Due to all the participation, we were able to raise $695 dollars!

See you next year for more hot dogs, veggie burgers, fitness and FUN!