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3 07, 2018

AON Spruces Up Transitional Housing

2018-07-03T20:03:30+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Day of Caring|

Last week we had the privilege of working with volunteers from AON’s Empower Results initiative to spruce up the front of the Canadian Mental Health Association Women’s Transitional Housing.  The Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) transitional housing helps people in need get back on their feet after struggling with addiction by providing affordable housing [...]

22 06, 2018

Bank of Montreal’s Day of Caring®

2018-06-22T16:38:38+00:00June 22nd, 2018|Day of Caring|

Last Wednesday, a group of dedicated volunteers from the Bank of Montreal visited the John Tod Centre to re-paint walls for the Boys and Girls Club. Over the past two years, United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo has invested over $115,000 in this amazing organization who works hard to provide a safe, supportive place for children [...]

7 06, 2018

Building community with youth and ‘Cyber Seniors’ in Clearwater

2018-06-07T23:16:53+00:00June 7th, 2018|Seniors|

What started off as a way to accumulate volunteer hours turned into much more when Clearwater Secondary students (CSS) applied for a Youth Initiative Grant through United Way for an  initiative called ‘Cyber Seniors’ “For me it started off as a way to get volunteer hours, but it turned into a project I really enjoyed. [...]

8 05, 2018

Success for Tampon Tuesday!

2018-05-08T18:33:53+00:00May 8th, 2018|Community Impact|

Through the collection of over 800 boxes of feminine hygiene products, the United Steelworkers and United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo are bringing dignity to women in Kamloops, one period at a time. Products were distributed to local, front-line agencies with drop-in programming serving women including New Life Community, JUMP (Jubilee Urban Movement Partners), the SHOP Program [...]

8 05, 2018

We’re official! Imagine Canada Accreditation

2018-05-09T16:46:24+00:00May 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Notice a new stamp of approval on our website? United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo is excited to announce we are officially accredited under Imagine Canada’s national Standards Program. Charities and nonprofits join the Standards program to bolster trust in their organization, showcase the Accreditation Trustmark to supporters, and to be seen as leaders in the charitable [...]

26 04, 2018

Resource Development Associate (Student) – Williams Lake

2018-04-26T17:56:41+00:00April 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Are you professional, confident, outgoing student who has a desire to learn more about your community? Join the team at United Way TNC this summer in Williams Lake as a Resource Development Associate. Prior event planning, project management and public speaking experience is an asset for this role, as well as and exemplary communication skills.  This 30-hour per week [...]

20 04, 2018

A beautiful gift of thanks from KBIA

2018-04-20T16:32:20+00:00April 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Last week, United Way welcomed two special visitors from the Kamloops Brain Injury Association (KBIA) who came bearing a gift of thanks - a beautiful stained glass piece artfully displaying our signature brandmark. “ People don’t normally do stained glass.. so it was new and that is why KBIA chose stained glass as the project. [...]

3 04, 2018

Tampon Tuesday launches in Kamloops

2018-04-03T21:23:50+00:00April 3rd, 2018|Community Impact|

Nobody should have to choose between a meal and the ability to afford basic hygiene products – an unfortunate reality for vulnerable women in our community. From April 1-30, the United Steelworkers (USW) and United Way will be collecting feminine hygiene products to give all women dignity during their time of the month. “It’s important for [...]

29 03, 2018

The City of Kamloops Unites to Give Back!

2018-03-29T18:33:51+00:00March 29th, 2018|Day of Caring|

Last week, the City of Kamloops announced plans to open a mini-storage facility for the homeless with funding from the national Homelessness Partnering Strategy.  Opening April 9th, this progressive facility will address the unmet needs of those without a home, including a safe place for personal belongings, secure storage for important documents, and even an [...]

6 03, 2018

In the news: United Way beats target by $700,000

2018-03-06T23:33:05+00:00March 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Article from Kamloops this Week, February 28, 2018 The United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo has topped its fundraising goal for the past three years, raising more than $700,000 above its target. Executive director Danalee Baker said the organization raised more than $7.2 million during its three-year campaign. Its goal was to raise $6.5 million. “By exceeding our [...]