If only there was a United Way to contact them…

For three years I’ve heard an advertisement by the United Way on the radio in Victoria, BC. It claims that they help one in every three people in Victoria. That’s a pretty impressive claim. Where I became suspicious, is that they seem to make the same claim in other cities across the country, and have the exact same statistic every year. For three years in a row, I’ve contacted them and asked to view their source; where they get that statistic from? For three years in a row, they’ve declined to respond to me. I’m not sure why they’re being so secretive, but if they’re making the number up, I respectfully request they remove that specific ad campaign.

If you know anyone who works at/with the United Way that could provide me with their data source, I would would really appreciate it. Without it, I’m having a really hard time trusting their claim, or their organization in general for not being transparent to the claims they are publicly making. I will disclose here any updates I get on this issue.

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