The Government of Yukon will host the annual United Way Breakfast fundraiser on Friday, September 16 at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre from 7 to 9:30 am.
This year's theme, Why I Give, encourages Yukoners to share their stories about why they give to charitable events. All money raised from ticket sales, cash donations and the online auction will be donated to Yukon charities and community organizations. The United Way Yukon has partnered with Bridges Café for this year’s event. Attendees will enjoy pancakes with a variety of sides and beverages.
Each year as a part of the United Way Breakfast, a silent auction is held to help raise additional money. This year's auction will take place online at https://www.32auctions.com/UWYBreakfastAuction2022 and Yukoners will be able to bid on items over several days, starting on the morning of the breakfast.
Tickets cost $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for kids 12 years old and younger. Yukoners can purchase their tickets online at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/united-way-society-of-the-yukon/events/2022-united-way-breakfast/ Those planning to attend are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets in advance.
To reduce food waste, all unsold breakfasts will be donated to the Whitehorse Food Bank.
The Government of Yukon is honoured to be able to support United Way Yukon and their annual charity breakfast. All proceeds raised will go directly to local charities and community organizations that better the lives of Yukoners and create stronger Yukon communities. I encourage everyone to come out to this year’s breakfast for a great start to the day, for a great cause.
Premier Sandy Silver
The United Way Yukon breakfast marks the beginning of the annual fall fundraising campaign. This breakfast fundraiser is about Yukoners helping one another and working together. We are proud of the fundraising efforts that go towards helping Yukon organizations serve our community. We thank the Government of Yukon team for organizing this wonderful fundraising event. This is what working together looks like!
United Way Yukon President David Whiteside
The Government of Yukon organizes, sponsors and provides staff volunteers to run the United Way Breakfast in partnership with local businesses, media and other sponsors. The Department of Finance and the Executive Council Office are the lead departments for this year's breakfast.
The 2021 United Way Breakfast raised $30,221, for Yukon charities and community groups through ticket sales, donations and generous contributions to the silent auction.
Since 1994, the United Way Yukon has raised almost $3 million to assist local charities through a variety of fundraising activities. United Way Yukon's mission is to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action.