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16 11, 2017

bc211.ca on CFJC Midday

November 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Thanks to Susan Edgell for having us on CFJC Today Kamloops to talk about how bc211.ca is there for support when help is needed the most. By connecting families and individuals, 211 reduces the number of personal issues that can escalate into crisis. Families can locate the help to manage children’s issues. Caregivers can find the support they need for [...]

7 11, 2017

Canadian Linen’s Day of Service

November 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Several weeks ago, Canadian Linen reached out for United Way's help to find out how they can get involved in a Day of Caring. We recognized this opportunity to help identify and meet the needs of those affected by this year's wildfire devastation. Canadian Linen volunteers dedicated personal time and donations to help prepare the families of [...]

7 11, 2017

Feeding the Community, One Meal at a Time

November 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|

  On Saturday, November 4th, United Way partnered with members of The Kamloops Masonic Temple Association and New Life Community to provide a hot, fresh, nutritious meal to those less fortunate. Several volunteers joined us for lunch hours this past weekend to feed close to fifty individuals. This wonderful group from KMTA handed out snacks, [...]

7 11, 2017

Domtar’s Day of Caring

November 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|

A special thank you to our Domtar heroes for giving up a Saturday to roll up their sleeves and give back. On October 28th, 2017 Domtar partnered with United Way to help prepare JUMP gardens for the long winter ahead of us after a very successful year. Our partners at Domtar provided an impressive 15 [...]

6 11, 2017

“The Path to Home” Seeing is Believing Tour

November 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

On Friday, November 3rd we saw the weather hit -13 degrees. While our group had the privilege of winter coats, gloves, and heaters, the reality is not everyone has somewhere to go to escape the elements. This Seeing is Believing Tour focused on the journey from homelessness to housing, and how United Way and our [...]

23 10, 2017

Unveiling of Canada’s 1st National Housing Strategy – Fall 2017

October 23rd, 2017|Homelessness, Uncategorized|

                        Tackling homelessness and addressing housing need is a high priority for United Ways and Centraides across Canada.  In collaboration with a wide range of allies and experts, we have developed a set of innovative and fact-based policy solutions. There is a growing consensus that [...]

20 10, 2017

Tees for a Cause – United for BC Wildfire Recovery

October 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|

  As one of the main host communities welcoming wildfire evacuees with open arms, Kamloops demonstrated our ability to step up in a time of need. This rang true especially for four organizations who banded together to give back to those affected through the selling of United for BC Wildfire Recovery t-shirts -- Newcap Radio, LN [...]

2 10, 2017

“Mental Health Awareness” Seeing is Believing Tour

October 2nd, 2017|Seeing is Believing Tours, Uncategorized|

On September 27th we invited members of our community to join us on a Seeing is Believing tour to learn how United Way supports mental health. On this tour we visited three of our funded partners that are making an incredible difference right here in Kamloops by improving lives through awareness, advocacy, and empowerment. Our [...]