News

April 2018

Resource Development Associate (Student) – Williams Lake

April 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 [...]

A beautiful gift of thanks from KBIA

April 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. [...]

Tampon Tuesday launches in Kamloops

April 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 [...]

March 2018

The City of Kamloops Unites to Give Back!

March 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 [...]

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

March 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 [...]

February 2018

Investing in recovery: Canadian Western Bank donates $10,000 into continued wildfire recovery efforts

February 14th, 2018|2017 BC Wildfires|

While the unprecedented wildfires of the summer may be a distant memory for many, Canadian Western Bank (CWB) has seen the after-shocks of the disaster amongst clients they serve and have committed to supporting those affected with a $10,000 donation to the United for BC Wildfire Recovery Fund to bolster mental health supports.   “Al [...]

January 2018

3 Ways to Improve Mental Health on Blue Monday

January 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|

  With "Blue Monday" on our doorstep, many of us are feeling the after-effects of the holiday season -- whether it be financially, physically or emotionally. But what makes this day  the "most depressing" of the year? Things like debt built up over the holidays, the long, dark and cold winter days and even failed New [...]

December 2017

True Spirit of Christmas

December 21st, 2017|Day of Caring|

With just four days left until Christmas, most families are scrambling to run last minute errands and prepare their homes for the holidays. Even during this busy time, the Levis family dedicated an entire day to painting in order to give new life to the gym walls at the Boys and Girls Club. It all started [...]

Santa Feeds the Future!

December 21st, 2017|All that kids can be|

Today marks the last day of Starfish Backpacks and school for 2017! Despite December 15th originally being the last day for the distribution of Starfish Backpacks in 2017, the Kamloops Food Bank, United Way TNC, and LNB Construction came together to give the students a special Christmas surprise. LNB Construction shopped for and filled 40 [...]

Spreading Holiday Cheer in Boston Flats

December 20th, 2017|2017 BC Wildfires|

On December 3rd, United Way delivered 40 hampers to the residents of Boston Flats - one of the many communities affected by this year's wildfire devastation in British Columbia. With more than 45 homes lost this past July, the Boston Flats community suffered the greatest physical damage.               Stollery [...]