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United Way Christmas Newsletter December 2016




Welcome to our Christmas edition of Supporter news including lots of good news stories for you to read as you prepare for the Christmas Season.

On behalf of the staff and Board at United Way Ballarat may I wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year.

We’d love you to

  • Print a copy and put it on a notice board or lunch table in the office (a copy is also on our website for people to read)
  • Share this email widely to show your friends and family what you are supporting

Geoff Sharp


Funding for 2017!

Thanks to the generosity of people like you, 15 projects supporting the community of Ballarat will receive funding in 2017… find out more, including photos, here.


Focusing our strengths

Our Board has identified the areas where we can have the most impact in our community over the next five years … find out more here.


North Ballarat Football club Social Club members donation

NBSC patrons have dug deep and deposited their spare change or a portion of their winnings into a tin, and in a short time raised an impressive amount….find out more here.


BIZNET Breakfast donation

United Way Ballarat was the recipient of proceeds of a charity auction at a recent BIZNET Breakfast… find out more here.


World leader visits Ballarat

Executive Vice President of the world’s largest non-profit organisation; United Way Worldwide visited Ballarat in September with some amazing insights to share...find out more here.


Another successful Red Lion United Way Golf classic

What do you get when you combine a roving fairy, a lovely sunny Ballarat day, and a luscious green golf course?  A day of fun, friendship, competition and frivolity of course!.. find out more here


100,000 Imagination Library book 

Ballarat three-year-old, Rieley is the proud recipient of the 100,000th Imagination Library book to be delivered in Australia  .find out more here


Your Donations at work in Ballarat

The stories behind the projects your donations support… find out more here





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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