Humber College holds Spin-a-Thon for United Way with outstanding results
Humber College students, volunteers, staff, and supporters have come together to hold a highly successful fundraising campaign for United Way Toronto, exceeding their 2011 goal of $50,000 by raising over $60,000 in total so far—and all before wrapping up this year’s efforts.
Exceeding fundraising was also an achievement at Humber College’s signature event, the Spin-a-Thon for United Way. Held on November 25 on stationary bikes in the Humber College Athletic Centre, over 120 people—including 92 cyclists, six student teams, volunteers, and supporters—came together for the high-energy, fun event that saw teams compete against each other for best-time honours.
Participants blew past the original Spin-a-Thon fundraising goal of $7,500 by raising $17,300—and pledges are still coming in. Thanks to the event’s overwhelming success, next year, organizers plan on going even bigger, allowing for greater participation from the Humber community, which will ultimately benefit United Way Toronto.
It’s thanks to this dedicated effort from Humber College fundraisers that United Way Toronto is able to continue supporting a network of over 200 agencies and programs across our city.
“Our annual campaign is an opportunity for people to come together to build a better city,” explains Julia Gorman, Vice President, Resource Development. “In a year when we know that many families are struggling, Humber College has answered our call with a tremendous demonstration of enthusiasm and commitment to our community.”
Humber College plans to continue fundraising until December 16. Good luck on your efforts and thank you for your outstanding support!