July 2017

United for BC Wildfire Recovery

July 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|

            July 18th, 2017 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kamloops, B.C. – As fires continue to devastate British Columbia, United Way is mobilizing efforts through “United for BC Wildfire Recovery”, a national initiative preparing for the recovery and rebuilding of communities across the province. “Recovery from a crisis like the B.C. [...]

Volunteers United for BC Wildfire Recovery

July 11th, 2017|2017 BC Wildfires, Uncategorized|

In preparation for the hard work ahead, United Way is currently compiling a database of volunteers wanting to aid in the recovery from the BC Wildfires. As volunteer opportunities arise, we will be reaching out to this database for help as we work together with other local agencies and organizations to rebuild the communities affected.   [...]

BC Interior Wildfires: How You Can Help?

July 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|

SHARED FROM GLOBAL NEWS  With more than 180 wildfires burning around B.C. on Saturday and more than 38,000 people across B.C’s interior and Cariboo regions displaced by the fire, many are wondering how they can help those in need. People around B.C. are offering to help in any way they can. B.C. Wildfire Service and [...]

June 2017

Interiors Savings; Giving a Hand Up

June 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|

On June 27th and 28th, 2017 Interior Savings Kamloops participated in a phenomenal Day of Caring® at Interior Community Services' newest building in Kamloops. The former Mt. Paul United Church has now been dedicated as a food and community centre. The new centre, hosted by Interior Community Services, has many different community groups and food services using [...]

Helping Hands Giving Hope to a Local Senior

June 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|

On June 26, 2017 the Young Professionals of Kamloops Rotaract participated in a Day of Caring® at a local senior's home and cleaned up her yard. The senior had not been able to maintain her yard for a while, resulting in it becoming overgrown and unmanagable. Graham Dick, David Becker, and Trent Thompson got started right [...]

Do Something Good! They’re Watching..

June 26th, 2017|All that kids can be, Campaign 2017|

As a member of our 2017 Campaign Cabinet and owner of Amplify Consulting, Aleece Laird is no stranger to "making the ask" and raising funds for the community. When she was approached to participate in Jail & Bail: Heroes vs Villains, she grabbed her two sons, Calum and Maclean, and got to work raising nearly $10,000 that will [...]

Our Journey to Reconciliation – National Aboriginal Day 2017

June 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Final Report examines Canada’s historical injustices against Aboriginal peoples, and lays out a plan of action to guide the country’s journey toward building a strong relationship – based on mutual respect – with First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities. United Way and other charitable organizations are playing a key role in [...]

A New Home. A New Beginning.

June 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|

After fleeing war-torn Syria, a desperate family of five found themselves living in a one-bedroom apartment in Lebanon. Fearful of racial tension as refugees in an unwelcoming country, the protective mother would not allow her children outside. On December 31st, 2015, they became the first Syrian family with refugee status to arrive in Kamloops. Over [...]

BMO Day of Caring® refreshing the Children’s Circle Daycare Society

June 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Wednesday, June 14th was an amazing day out at Children's Circle Daycare Society as the wonderful BMO volunteers went over and above at their Day of Caring®.  The BMO team took swift action and scraped off old and peeling paint in order to repaint and refresh the wheelchair ramp as well as the porch and front [...]