United Way celebrates $20,000 Libro donation to Northern Huron Connection Centre

For immediate use

October 13, 2022

Wingham, ON — United Way Perth-Huron (UWPH) is proud to announce Libro Credit Union has provided $20,000 through their Annual Community Grant program in support of UWPH’s Northern Huron Connection Centre (NHCC) project in Wingham.

“We appreciate Libro’s support,” said UWPH Executive Director Ryan Erb. “This donation is another important step toward making the NHCC a reality. The issue of homelessness has been top of mind across Perth-Huron. Based on the positive impact we’ve seen connection centres make in the communities they’re already part of, we’re looking forward bringing this important resource to northern Huron in support of residents experiencing homelessness.”

“Every partnership we form has a direct impact on those around us,” said Marty Rops, Huron Perth Regional Manager for Libro. “Housing is a cornerstone pillar at Libro, and we believe that success comes from partnerships like the one we have with United Way.”

“On behalf of the Northern Huron Community Committee I would also like to thank Libro for their support,” added Lisa Harper, UWPH Manager Community Development, Northern Huron. “This project is an important one for northern Huron and we appreciate Libro recognizing how beneficial it will be for the community. We hope Libro’s grant inspires other local organizations to support our capital campaign and help us meet out $130,000 goal.”

Serving Howick, Morris-Turnberry and North Huron, the NHCC is intended as a welcoming, safe space for the community’s most vulnerable citizens to rest, access basic needs, healthcare services, identification assistance and more. Partnerships with agencies — including Choices for Change, the organization chosen by UWPH to operate the centre — mean those using the NHCC can access important services and supports under one roof. UWPH is hoping to open the centre in February of 2023.

About United Way Perth-Huron
UWPH helps here in the community you care about, tackling #UNIGNORABLE issues such as homelessness, mental health and access to services. Thanks to United Way, its partners and donors, almost 33,000 vulnerable people across Perth-Huron have the chance for a brighter future. To show your #LocalLove by donating or volunteering, call 519-271-7730 or 1-877-818-8867, mail to 32 Erie Street, Stratford, ON N5A 2M4 or visit perthhuron.unitedway.ca.

About Libro Credit Union
Libro Credit Union is a full-service financial institution serving more than 108,000 member-Owners through a network of digital service and 36 physical locations. As a trusted financial partner for more than 75 years, our passionate staff and commitment to our communities sets Libro apart.

Libro invests 100% of profits back into the people, businesses, and communities we serve. One of the ways we do this is by supporting organizations that are making a positive local impact helping to address some of the most challenging issues in southwestern Ontario in Employment, Financial Resilience, Local Food Accessibility and Housing. Libro is also proudly committed to making positive social and environmental impact as a certified B Corporation®, as an associate member of the Responsible Investment Association, and as Living Wage employer. To learn about becoming an Owner and what it means to bank with purpose, visit libro.ca.


For more information, or to set up an interview with UWPH Executive Director Ryan Erb, call (519) 271-7730 or email info@perthhuron.unitedway.ca.

Leaders at Libro are happy to be interviewed by the media.

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Media contact: Mike Donachie, Communications Manager, Libro Credit Union
P: 519-672-0130 ext. 4344, C: 226-926-4068, mike.donachie@libro.ca

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