University Settlement gears up for its centennial celebrations
University Settlement sees almost 30,000 people come through its doors every year. The centre's capacity to provide services to those clients is in large part owing to the funding provided by United Way donors.
"The core funding we receive from United Way is essential to keeping us operating," says Debra Shime, the executive director of University Settlement, a multi-service neighbourhood centre in downtown Toronto. "Without it, we couldn't do what we do."
The agency was one of the first to join United Way Toronto when it was established in 1956. Shime is proud of that long tradition as well as the ongoing support of United Way from the centre's staff and volunteers.