TORONTO, Ont. – United Way Toronto says Torontonians answered to a “crisis of serious need,” donating over $116.1 million to its 2012 fundraising campaign.
“We challenged Torontonians to respond to a crisis of serious need for many individuals and families,” United Way Toronto president and CEO Susan McIsaac said in a statement.
“This response is overwhelming. Your generosity will support vital services and programs that not only change lives, but build resiliency in our city.”
The campaign total was annnounced Thursday with over 1,500 supporters and volunteers at the United Way Toronto’s annual celebration gala at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
Campaign funds will be used in a network of over 200 health and social service agencies, United Way Toronto said. It will also be invested in long-term efforts to improve social conditions in neighbourhoods.