All that kids can be

21 12, 2017

Santa Feeds the Future!

2018-02-13T19:36:56+00:00December 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 [...]

26 06, 2017

Do Something Good! They’re Watching..

2017-06-26T04:04:34+00:00June 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 [...]

27 02, 2014

YIG: GAME

2017-01-23T21:57:24+00:00February 27th, 2014|All that kids can be, Youth Engagement|

At United Way we know that investments in youth are investments in the future. That's why every year we distribute Youth Initiative Grants. In partnership with TELUS and Interior Savings, we grant youths up to $1,500 to execute a local community project. These projects empower youth to work towards building a better community for all! [...]

5 09, 2013

Helping Kids Dance Through Life

2017-01-23T21:57:24+00:00September 5th, 2013|All that kids can be|

Supporting opportunities for kids in rural communities...it's what we do While remote communities offer their share of perks often organized sports and recreational opportunities for children and youth aren’t one of them. Single dad Rob knows this all too well. He lives in Clearwater, British Columbia with his two daughters, Betty Ann and Katarina, and [...]

11 07, 2013

GenNext steps up to the plate

2017-01-23T21:57:25+00:00July 11th, 2013|All that kids can be, GenNext|

Engaging young professionals to give back ...it's what we do The next generation of young professionals in Kamloops stepped up to the plate, literally, July 7 2013, showing just how eager they are to make a positive impact on the community. GenNext Kamloops, facilitated by the United Way, organized its first Pit-Stop of the year [...]

10 06, 2013

Talent, Concrete Action, and Reason for Clearwater to Celebrate

2017-01-23T21:57:25+00:00June 10th, 2013|All that kids can be|

Encouraging youth leaders to take initiative… it’s what we do. When youth band together to make an inclusive project happen, their community’s future gets a little brighter. It’s why we supported the Clearwater Secondary School’s inspiring high school students when they approached us about organizing a “Youth Week” for their community. […]

9 05, 2013

Supporting kids to do well in school…it's what we do

2017-01-23T21:57:25+00:00May 9th, 2013|All that kids can be, its what we do blitz|

Supporting children and youth in school... it's what we do. We know how important it is for kids to do well in school. It's why we support Big Brothers, Big Sisters In-School Mentoring Program. The In-School Mentoring program provides students grades K- 7 with a role model and a friend to talk to and share [...]

8 05, 2013

Empowering youth to give back to their community… it’s what we do

2017-01-23T21:57:25+00:00May 8th, 2013|All that kids can be, its what we do blitz, Youth Engagement|

Shantelle Bamford wants every young girl she meets to know how beautiful they are and for them to believe in their self-worth. Two years ago she applied for a United Way Youth Initiative Grant to start a weekly girls group at her school. Shantelle was a successful applicant and received a grant from United Way [...]