Weyburn United Way branch closure notice:
The United Way Weyburn received member support on Wednesday, December 12th, to dissolve our board, effective December 31, 2018.
In today’s environment, it has become increasingly difficult for our organization to support the community adequately with limited or no staff resources. Given the size and capacity of our organization, the board has determined that United Way Weyburn can no longer be effective in our community as currently structured. The United Way Weyburn board is working with other United Ways in Saskatchewan, with support from United Way Centraide Canada, to develop a strategy on how to support our community going further. United Ways are collaborating across Canada every day to serve our communities, and that is certainly very true in Saskatchewan.
United Way Regina has applied for territory expansion to cover Weyburn and area, and a volunteer leadership team from the Weyburn community will work with United Way Regina, with support from United Way Centraide Canada, to ensure our community continues to be served by the United Way in a sustainable manner. Donors who support United Way Weyburn can continue to give to United Way through United Way Regina in the interim and identify that the funds are meant to support those most in need in our community.
Volunteers are the heart of United Way. By bringing our communities closer together with Regina, it will be an opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences to tackle common issues that all our communities face. Our volunteers from our respective communities will certainly benefit from working together. A volunteer committee will be formed on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 to continue local fundraising efforts through the Communithon. We welcome any interested stakeholders to be part of that volunteer committee.
If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know, Sabrina Kraft, former United Way Weyburn president, 306-861-2634
We are working closely with United Way of Regina, who was already providing administrative and accounting support for Weyburn & District United Way, to take over the administration aspects for our region effective January 1, 2019. As such, all donations received after our branch closure should be made out to “United Way Regina.”
Please be assured, that while the administration relationship may change, donations raised locally will continue to be invested locally within the Weyburn community. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the United Way of Regina office.