The United Way is supporting nine different organizations in the Campbell River community this year.

The United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island 2016 We Are Possibility kickoff event was hosted this week.

Executive Director Signey Madden says they put a call out to the community and asked what some of the key issues they should be investing in.

Some organizations who will benefit from grants from the United Way include the Campbell River Beacon Club, the John Howard Society of North Island, and the Campbell River Literacy Club.Madden says last year Campbell River raised 75-thousand dollars, and she hopes to raise that amount to 100-thousand this year.