A message from Andrea MacDonald, CEO for United Way of PEI
It is heartening to see the amazing work being done by non-profits and charities who are stepping up across the Island to ensure our most vulnerable are being taken care of. Our sector plays a critical role in keeping our communities healthy and strong.
This new reality is extremely challenging, especially for those who are working on the front lines, while facing drastic cuts in resources at a time when demands are rising significantly. You have likely heard it before – but be gentle on yourself as you lead and navigate through these new challenges and uncharted waters. It is okay to be upset, frustrated, and overwhelmed at times.
This pandemic is highlighting the importance of our sector and the work we do. It is also highlighting and exasperating many of the challenges and inefficiencies we have long struggled with in regards to funding and sustainability. I want to thank you all for your efforts, and please reach out if you believe United Way can support you or your organizations.
– Andrea MacDonald, CEO United Way of PEI