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United Way Newsletter June 2015

Welcome to our latest newsletter.This is your update of what United Way Ballarat is doing and where your support is making a difference in our community.  There are also articles about how you might become involved.We’d love you to:

  • Download a printable version here and put it on a notice board or lunch table in the office
  • Share this email widely to show your friends and family what you are supporting

Help turn the statistics around!!

Did you know that nearly 49% of people over 15 in Ballarat are unable to read beyond the level of around grade 4?  …find out more here

Administrative Professionals Breakfast

A wonderful morning of pampering, entertainment and food… and the winner of the Administrative Professional of the Year announced…. find out more here

L2P funding guaranteed for another 4 years

The State Government has officially confirmed funding for this essential project find out more here

Ballarat Through My Eyes

It’s on again, The Ballarat Foundation is holding a photography competition to find the best images of Ballarat through the eyes of those who live here find out more here

Annual Review

Read all about the activities and reach of United Way Ballarat… find out more here

Big Brothers Big Sisters

This successful mentoring program is expanding delivery of in-school mentoring find out more here

Promoting literacy

The Aboriginal Literacy Foundation is working with indigenous girls to improve thier literacy find out more here

National Volunteer Week in Ballarat

Volunteering Ballarat hosted a Flag Raising ceremony and morning tea, a Volunteering Expo and produced a Volunteering Magazine  find out more here

Rug up Festival – Book Nook & Swap

It’s on again!!   The Ballarat Rug Up Festival is on June 20 and 21 and the Ballarat Imagination Library will have a cosy area to read and pick up a pre-loved book … find out more here

Mentoring opportunities

Have you considered investing in the life of a young person?  Have a look at some opportunities here find out more here

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United Way Ballarat is working to advance the common good of our community by focusing on Education, Income and Health.  These are the building blocks for a good life—a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health.  United Way Ballarat asks all the citizens of Ballarat and surrounding areas to do three things: GIVE – money and goods; ADVOCATE – on behalf of those who cannot; and VOLUNTEER – to invest time in our community More about United Way Ballarat

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