United Way - Truth Or Myth?

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  • 1. 

    The United Way focuses its efforts on preventing future social problems and building a strong social support network.

    • A.

      Truth

    • B.

      Myth

    Correct Answer
    A. Truth
    Explanation
    TRUTH – It is the focus on prevention that makes the United Way an agent of social change!

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  • 2. 

    The United Way uses donations to help fund non-profit agencies already providing services in the community.

    • A.

      Truth

    • B.

      Myth

    Correct Answer
    A. Truth
    Explanation
    TRUTH – This is partly why the United Way is so cost efficient!

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  • 3. 

    The United Way conducts research to assess where it can make the greatest positive change to prevent future social problems. As a result, it focuses on the homeless, animals, and the unemployed.

    • A.

      Truth

    • B.

      Myth

    Correct Answer
    B. Myth
    Explanation
    MYTH – Based on their research, the United Way targets children, poverty, and staying connected to the community.

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  • 4. 

    When you donate to the United Way through PwC’s workplace campaign, your donations are used to improve lives of people throughout the country.

    • A.

      Truth

    • B.

      Myth

    Correct Answer
    B. Myth
    Explanation
    MYTH – Our donations are used to improve the lives of our own community, the Lower Mainland.

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  • 5. 

    When you increase your donation to the United Way (without redirecting it to other charities) by 15% or more, United Way's Philanthropists' Circle matches your donation. 

    • A.

      Truth

    • B.

      Myth

    Correct Answer
    A. Truth
    Explanation
    TRUTH - For example, if you increase your donation from $100 last year to $115 this year, the Philanthropists' Circle will match your full donation of $115, resulting in United Way receiving $230 in total. Your donation will effectively double!

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  • 6. 

    In 2014, the United Way provided funding to approximately 150 non-profit social service agencies.

    • A.

      Truth

    • B.

      Myth

    Correct Answer
    A. Truth
    Explanation
    TRUTH – Through our Team Volunteer Days, PwC works with a number of these agencies. Please see the list in the United Way Spark.

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  • 7. 

    The model the United Way uses to raise money is unique because contributors are able to give donations through payroll deductions.

    • A.

      Truth

    • B.

      Myth

    Correct Answer
    A. Truth
    Explanation
    TRUTH – Each of us received the personalized email with the e-pledge link. Please follow the link in the email to utilize the payroll deduction option!

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  • 8. 

    During the Town Hall meeting, Lynn Sackville talked about the efficiency of the United Way of the Lower Mainland.Lynn shared that the fundraising and administrative expenses as a percentage of total revenue are approximately 14%.

    • A.

      Truth

    • B.

      Myth

    Correct Answer
    A. Truth
    Explanation
    TRUTH – CRA generally accepts up to 35%. The United Way of the Lower Mainland is one of the lowest cost organizations. Yay, United Way of the Lower Mainland!

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  • 9. 

    During our 2014 United Way fund raising campaign at PwC, we raised over $150,000 with 200 staff and partners (or 28%) participating.

    • A.

      Truth

    • B.

      Myth

    Correct Answer
    B. Myth
    Explanation
    MYTH – Close to 300 staff and partners (or 38%) participated and raised over $270,000. Yay, PwC!

    This year, we would like to see 50% participation. Please see the prize list for achieving our participating goal!

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  • 10. 

    PwC supports the United Way of Lower Mainland in many different ways.For example, our office managing partner, John DeLucchi, has sat on the board of directors for many years.

    • A.

      Truth

    • B.

      Myth

    Correct Answer
    A. Truth
    Explanation
    TRUTH – Inspired? Please support the United Way through the e-pledge. Your name will be entered into the daily draws as soon as you make the donation. Sooner you donate, more opportunities to win the prizes! Don’t forget about our annual Silent Auction!

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