On April 27th, 2016 we were lucky enough to work with Team Depot for another amazing Day of Caring®. This time we were renovating an apartment for the Acadia Program through Interior Community Services. This Day of Caring® could not have happened at a better time, as a new youth is moving in to the […]
A Day Of Caring®
On November 17th, United Way teamed up with The Home Depot and Costco to Give the Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society on Palm Street a face lift. Home Depot generously donated their time and supplies to give the Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society new flooring, ceiling tiles and a new hot water tank as well […]
On November 13th, United Way teamed up with The Royal Bank of Canada for a Day of Caring® and headed over to the White Buffalo Aboriginal and Métis Health Society to give it a new paint job. This new look allowed the plain white walls to become a more inviting and empowering. This Day of […]
New Atmosphere for the tots at Children’s Circle Daycare Society!
On November 7th, United Way was able to team up Domtar and Children’s Circle Daycare to paint the inside of St. Paul’s Early Learning Center giving the center a new lease on life.
Proudly operating in two locations Children’s Circle Daycare Society is a community-based, not-for-profit organization […]
On November 5th, Service Canada and United Way ventured up to Staples for a Day of Caring®.
This could not have been possible without the generous donations from Staples. Staples had raised funds in September to provided school supplies to children in need. This allowed for Service Canada to shop till they dropped creating, purchasing and […]
Jason Fawcett of the Kelson Group did not always have a strong history of giving back to the community.
“After I joined the board almost 5 years ago, I realized how great the need was for moremoney in the community,” said Fawcett. “We had a workplace campaign at the Kelson Group for the first […]
There was lots of work to be done at the Public Produce Project when we showed up on September 18th for our Day of Caring® with the Cates Ford Oien Epp law firm.
The Public Produce Project is part of the JUMP program in Kamloops. There are two gardens in this program—one right across from the […]
Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association is a non-profit organization in Kamloops that provides therapeutic horseback riding to individuals with disabilities and at-risk youth. This organization has over 70 volunteers help run the association so participants get full assistance and enjoy their time to the fullest while they are out with the horses. KTRA runs various programs to […]
In 2014, 30 Day of Caring® projects were completed with United Way. We worked with 18 local non-profits and 23 different businesses and organizations to complete the Days of Caring®. There were 1810 volunteer hours contributed by 280 volunteers so that the non-profits got their projects completed!
What is a Day of Caring®?
The idea is simple. […]
National Volunteer Week is a time to recognize, celebrate and thank Canada’s 13.3 million volunteers. Our United Way relies heavily on volunteers to complete Days of Caring for our Community Partners. In 2013 we partnered over 30 businesses with non-profit organizations for our Days of Caring® initiative.
It’s definitely not a typical day at work […]