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3009, 2015

United Way is Good for Business

September 30th, 2015|Day of Caring, Kamloops|

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 […]

2309, 2015

Days of Caring®: Painting the Public Produce Project

September 23rd, 2015|Day of Caring|

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 […]

1305, 2015

2015's First Day of Caring®: BCAA Horses Around at KTRA

May 13th, 2015|Day of Caring, Uncategorized|

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 […]

1105, 2015

Be a Part of our 2015 Days of Caring®!

May 11th, 2015|Day of Caring, Uncategorized|

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. […]

904, 2014

National Volunteer Week Feature: LaFarge!

April 9th, 2014|Day of Caring, Kamloops|

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 […]

1908, 2013

Splashing CWWA/Outreach With Colour – Graycon’s 2 Days of Caring®

August 19th, 2013|Day of Caring|

“Graycon said they could donate 2 computers for our program – that’s incredible! Women will be able to check their mail, print legal documents, and whatever else they may need. They have no idea how many women they’re helping in our community with such a generous donation!”

– Kelly Davidson, CWWA/Outreach
The Kamloops YMCA-YWCA is a […]

2207, 2013

TRU Students Dip into the Paint at Elizabeth Fry! – a Day of Caring®

July 22nd, 2013|Day of Caring|

The Elizabeth Fry Society offers a wide variety of programs, services, and public education in the areas of housing, community justice, and support for women and youth. They administer three affordable housing buildings, the Sky Program, the Rent Bank, and the Community Closet to name a few.

While those at Elizabeth Fry are busy tending to […]

1907, 2013

Let the Growing Begin! – Fresh Inc and White Buffalo’s Day of Caring®

July 19th, 2013|Day of Caring|

White Buffalo Aboriginal Health Society & Resource Center aims to enhance services and resources for Aboriginal people and their families by helping regain balanced, healthy lifestyles, self-determination, and culture.

Their office, located on 517A Tranquille Rd., was in some need of a pick-me-up. Collectively, United Way and White Buffalo was able to round up 6 Daylilies, […]

1907, 2013

Gardening is a Landscape Painting – KPMG and Gardengate with a Day of Caring®

July 19th, 2013|Day of Caring|

Open Door Group’s Gardengate Horticulture Program promotes healthy, active lifestyles for those with mental health issues through all kinds of workshops, such as gardening, nutrition, cooking, food preservation, and more. While providing rehabilitation, skills, lifeskills training and vocational training for their participants, Gardengate also increases food security of the community by donating their produce to […]

1207, 2013

CWB Lends a Hand to KTRA – a Day of Caring®

July 12th, 2013|Day of Caring|

“I can’t believe we’ve had so much done in such a short amount of time.”

– Alana Weaver
Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association (KTRA) had provided therapeutic riding for 20 years to help enhance physical and psychological well-being in both adults and children with a range of disabilities.

With the small staff, KTRA had a number or projects that […]