United Way Campaign

illustration of a thermometer with current level at $30,832 of $50,000 raised

Mohawk supports our students AND our community. Continuing the support in the community, Mohawk will be holding our annual United Way fundraising campaign this fall.  This is an annual campaign and Mohawk has raised over one million dollars since Mohawk started fundraising for this initiative. We have set a goal of $50,000 for this year and our kick-off event is on Wednesday October 31, with other events planned now until the holiday break in December. We are confident that Mohawk employees will help us reach our goal and continue the momentum. 

Current fundraising total: $30,832.64.
Last updated November 23, 2017. 

Upcoming Events and Activities

Campaign Launch
Wednesday October 31, 2018
11:30 – 1:00 in the DBARC

Halloween Office decorating contest ($10 entry fee), pumpkin carving contest ($5 entry fee) & costume contests, lots of great prizes!

Dress Down Days
November & December 2018

Now available any day during the week during the months of November and December. Stickers can be purchased for $2 per day OR $30 for each month.  Stickers can be purchased at all campuses. Look for the jars in various department offices.  Exact change would be appreciated.

Spaghetti Lunches
Tuesday November 27 at IAHS Campus (Baked Goodes)
Wednesday November 28 at Fennell Campus
Thursday November 29 at Stoney Creek Campus

Thanks to our Chartwell partner for supporting our event again this year!

United Way Online Silent Auction
Monday November 12 – Thursday November 15th

The United Way online auction is coming soon. If you have donations, please contact one of the team members noted below. Donations would be appreciated no later than Wednesday November 7th, 2018.

Bidding for items in the online United Way Auction begins Monday, November 12th through Thursday November 15th when it will close at 2:30 p.m. Items will be on display on Thursday, Nov 15th from 1pm to 3:30 in the MCACES Learning Link in C-Wing.

Winners should be prepared to pick up their item(s) right after bidding closes. Join us in making change in your neighbourhoods! Donate today! Your United Way Online Auction Team:

  • krista.welsh [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Krista Welsh)
  • lina.bombardieri [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Lina Bombardieri)
  • lisa.fitzpatrick [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Lisa Fitzpatrick)
  • nair.lacruz [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Nair Lacruz)

Loose change: Change collection will continue with collection jars located in various retails and food service locations at all campuses. New for 2018: make a donation at one of the campus stores and write your name on a heart to be displayed around campus.

WINE Elimination Draw: A popular campaign initiative is returning! Monday December 13th – Friday December 14th, 2018

Payroll deduction is available for sign up. Forms are available on MyMohawk and this is a way to support United Way all year. New or increased donations before December 1, 2018 will be entered into a draw to win a prize.


Contact the United Way Campaign Team

unitedwayteam [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Email the United Way Campaign Team)

About the United Way of Burlington and Greater Hamilton

Last year, one in three people in Burlington and Hamilton used the services of a United Way funded agency.  That means that our friends, neighbours, work colleagues and members of our own families received needed help.  

Other than the Federal and Provincial Governments, the United Way is the largest funder of social and health support services in Burlington and Hamilton.  The United Way is a leader, funder, facilitator, and convenor that partners and collaborates with local organizations to determine needs and support important social programs. 

United Way of Burlington and Greater Hamilton Website