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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
“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 […]
Elizabeth Fry’s Corner House apartments has 15 units and houses individuals who are classified as being at risk of homelessness due to a physical, social or psychological condition or who have a disability.
Ten volunteers from various TD Bank branches came in and out on Tuesday, July 9th for some general yard maintenance, including pruning trees, […]
“This is amazing! I’m so, so, happy with their work! When families come to visit their senior parents, they can feel good to know the property is taken care of.”
– Shelley Trudeau
On June 5th, nine volunteers from different branches of Interior Savings Credit Union began their Friday morning at Cariboo Manor – a housing unit […]