This past month, members of the local United Way Community Impact Council allocated over $100,000 to support local non-profit organizations. All the funds were raised through Williams Lake United Way campaigns which included Gibraltar, Mt. Polley, Finning, Williams Lake Credit Union, Royal Bank, Bank of Montreal, TD Bank, Scotiabank, Thompson Rivers University and more.
Those recipients include:
- Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District – Pre-Teen Program
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Williams Lake – In School Mentoring Program
- Williams Lake Food Policy Council – Coordinator
- Central Cariboo Hospice Palliative Care – Operations
- Salvation Army Williams Lake – Drop In Program
- Contact Women’s Group – Aboriginal Employment Group
- Social Planning Council of Williams Lake & Area – Coordinator
- Cariboo Chilcotin Child Development Centre – Parenting Attachment Group
- Williams Lake Library – Teen Drop In
- Caribou Brain Injury Society – Brain Injury Awareness Workshop
- Access Williams Lake
Members of the Community Impact Council serve as local United Way champions who act as advocates, and decision makers for their communities. Money raised through a United Way campaign, stays in the community that it was raised in. As our campaigns continue to grow in strength, we are responsible and accountable for how the money is re-invested in the community.
United Way is working to make our community the best it can be by focusing resources in poverty, children and youth and strong communities. We bring together the people, organizations and resources whose collective efforts generate the long-term, sustainable change that enables our communities to thrive.
For more information contact:
Director of Community Impact
Thompson Nicola Cariboo United Way