Strengthening vital connections in your community
The pandemic continues to affect communities across British Columbia. Emergency food providers are still at critical breaking points. Self-isolating seniors continue to face loneliness. Children still face economic barriers to activities and the support they need to thrive. With our partners, United Way British Columbia continues to keep communities strong, while the pandemic effects remain.
A few months into the pandemic, Janet lost her job. With her young daughter to support, she was struggling to make ends meet – especially putting food on the table. Thanks to donors like you we helped Janet access United Way Food Hubs in her area and turned her pandemic story around.
Before the pandemic, Delores had a wide social circle. Self-isolation started to affect her more than she realized. She was lonely, depressed and some days, not sure how she would get her groceries. Thanks to the support of donors like you, United Way helped connect Dolores with food delivery services in her area and access to check-in calls to keep her connected.
Since the pandemic, Kevin suffered job loss and feared the cost of returning to school would be too great. Thanks to our donors, he applied for the Youth Futures Education Fund, which provides basic living expenses for food, rent and internet for former youth in care. Now he’ll remain on track to receive an Early Childhood Education diploma in 2022, with plans to pursue a degree in social work for a better future.