Community

It’s all about community… it’s all about neighbourhoods—and, it touches upon issues as they relate to seniors, children, people with disabilities, aboriginal people and new immigrants. United Way Milton is invested in helping the local community to thrive and is dedicated to treating everyone with the care that they deserve. United Way Milton, bringing the community together.

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Personal Note from our CEO

It is a pleasure and a privilege to lead this great organization. United Way Milton is making real impact in our community. The success of our previous years’ campaigns has meant more funding going directly to the agencies we assist, but as a community don’t we wish it were more? I sure do! Wouldn’t it be ideal if there were no wait lists, and that all who needed it were accessing programs? To be able to do that we, as an organization, Board and community, need to be bold, brave, and embrace change. The next few years will be exciting, as we become an even stronger United Way! I am full of gratitude for the many people in the community that make United Way Milton part of their lives and part of their personal life journey.

 

It's What Guides Us

 

 

 

Our Leadership Team

 

I have lived and worked in Milton for 14 years; this is my home. I am in a position where I have the ability to commit to helping the community, so I do. The spirit that is in Milton makes you want to get involved and to share the positive experience of being a community member. I believe strongly that when you are fortunate enough to be able to help we have an obligation to do so.

I enjoy working alongside people with passion and commitment. In Milton one of the places I have found such people is at United Way Milton. The commitment level of the volunteers and the leaders of the programs we support are awesome! Having the opportunity to work alongside people who are dynamic, fun, engaging and that share many of the same values that I do is my reward.

Our family has lived in Milton for 37 years. I have been involved in charitable work for most of my life, and for more than 20 years involved with programming for young girls in our community. In 2002 with the support of United Way Milton I launched the first Girls Incorporated in Canada. Girls Incorporated provides research-based, age appropriate programming to girls 5-18 years of age and has a history of serving girls since 1864.

United Way Milton is a highly reputable, credible organization that is professionally managed, and has its finger on the pulse of what is happening in Milton. You know when you give to United Way Milton that the funds are being distributed in a responsible manner, to local organizations that have proven the ability to serve and meet the needs of our community.

In the spring of 2012, Bridget and her husband Shawn bought the Mohawk Inn and Conference Centre in Campbellville.

Bridget’s commitment to combining entrepreneurial and community development approaches comes from a 22 year Ontario Public Service career focused on charities and non-profits, and a lifetime involvement in small businesses.

Bridget is excited to bring her ethos of family, friendship, volunteerism, community involvement, mentorship and partnership to partnering and connecting with people and local businesses throughout Milton and Campbellville. Bridget is personally and professionally dedicated to improving the quality of life in Milton and its surrounding communities through organization like United Way Milton.

I am a busy mother of two, and am dedicated to supporting the many talented businesswomen that call Milton home. Together I believe we can build a stronger community by connecting with each other and our greater community, and by supporting local businesses as a collective unit.

The programs that United Way Milton supports are so vital to our community. I hope to do everything I can to help raise awareness, funding and support for all that United Way Milton does for Miltonians. As a lifelong resident of this town, I have used United Way funded programs without even realizing it. This is an awareness piece that needs to be remedied; ideally through amplification of all that United Way Milton does in Milton!

As a professional engineer and accountant working with Milton Hydro, I have seen the tremendous growth in Milton and the diversity that has taken place.

United Way Milton funds many agencies. No one can predict where their next need for support is going to come from, so there is benefit in such a broad based support system as that provided by the United Way Milton funded agencies.

As Milton grows and changes, so will the needs of this community. United Way Milton will have a pulse of where the need is the greatest, and will be in a position to meet those needs as best it can.

Our family has lived in Milton for more than 30-years, and is made up of seventeen individuals ranging in age from 18 months to 67 plus years. The Funded Agencies of United Way Milton cover the same spectrum of ages in their assistance of people in need in our community.

I support United Way Milton for a very simple reason. I honestly believe the programs we fund are needed in our community, and that the agencies providing the services are committed to the work they do. The United Way role will never change, just grow a little bigger.

When we moved to Milton in 2004, my wife and I both worked outside of Milton and as we started our family, we began to use some of the wonderful services offered in this town, many of which are United Way Milton agencies. We both ran our work place UW campaigns and then decided it was time to give where we live.

The primary reason I support the United Way Milton, is because of the depth and reach of the organization. I feel like the contributions and efforts we give to United Way Milton touch the lives of many in our neighbourhood. My hope in joining the cabinet is to be able to find ways through which United Way Milton can build connections with a larger segment of Milton’s young demographic, and show these young families how some of the services they already use in town are funded by United Way. My vision is to raise the profile and awareness of the United Way Milton, one young family at a time.

My wife and I moved to Milton in 2003 to start a new life and grow our family. I believe that it's important that you get out of your community what you put into it. I know that as our community grows it will be important to support organizations like the United Way so that we can improve the quality of life in Milton.

I support United Way Milton because I have seen the impact on the 1 in 4 Miltonians it helps every day. The money raised by United Way Milton goes to support these great organizations who work hard to help improve the quality of life for many families in this town. As we continue to grow, and more families decide to make Milton their new home, so will the importance of these funded program that United Way Milton supports.

Believe it or not, I was actually born and raised in Milton! My husband and I are proud to be raising our two children in this amazing town and believe in the importance of taking ownership in helping our community be the best it can be.

Volunteerism was instilled in me from an early age, and so it is a great privilege to be the Chair of the United Way Milton Cabinet. Our team works hard to come up with innovative and thoughtful ways to raise money and awareness on behalf of our agencies. I truly believe that together we can make change happen. Please feel free to email me and follow me on twitter @MellieJanj

 

 

Melissa Janjevich, Campaign Cabinet Chair

Believe it or not, I was actually born and raised in Milton! My husband and I are proud to be raising our two children in this amazing town and believe in the importance of taking ownership in helping our community be the best it can be. Volunteerism was instilled in me from an early age, and so it is a great privilege to be the Chair of the United Way Milton Cabinet. Our team works hard to come up with innovative and thoughtful ways to raise money and awareness on behalf of our agencies. I truly believe that together we can make change happen. Please feel free to email me and follow me on twitter @MellieJanj

janjevich@sympatico.ca