“To me, giving to United Way was pretty obvious. It was the non-profit of choice when I was raised to start saying “Hey, you know, I’ve done pretty well out of this community.” And now, I put a lot back and non-profit is a good way to do it and this is my one (charity) of choice.
Since I can’t go around and do it myself, I can’t determine who needs it most, who needs to be taken care of, but I thought United Way would do that job and do it well. And they have done it very well.”
Being raised in Alberta, Fred notes the issue that strikes the biggest chord for him is homelessness.
“January is a tough time to be homeless in this city.”
He once had the opportunity to volunteer at a local homeless shelter.