Community Impact

14 05, 2019

United Way Fire Mitigation Project a Continued Success

2019-05-14T19:09:04+00:00May 14th, 2019|Wildire Recovery|

United Way TNC in the News - CLICK HERE for the original article from the Quesnel Observer Spring cleaning can mean different things to different people, and after two straight summers of busy wildfire activity in the Cariboo, many people may be thinking of cleaning up their properties to ensure they are clear of debris [...]

8 05, 2018

Success for Tampon Tuesday!

2018-05-08T18:33:53+00:00May 8th, 2018|Community Impact|

Through the collection of over 800 boxes of feminine hygiene products, the United Steelworkers and United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo are bringing dignity to women in Kamloops, one period at a time. Products were distributed to local, front-line agencies with drop-in programming serving women including New Life Community, JUMP (Jubilee Urban Movement Partners), the SHOP Program [...]

3 04, 2018

Tampon Tuesday launches in Kamloops

2018-04-03T21:23:50+00:00April 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 [...]

14 02, 2018

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

2018-02-14T22:43:46+00:00February 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 [...]

20 12, 2017

Spreading Holiday Cheer in Boston Flats

2017-12-22T18:12:56+00:00December 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 [...]

11 07, 2017

Volunteers United for BC Wildfire Recovery

2017-07-11T02:50:03+00:00July 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.   [...]

30 03, 2017

New Gold invests in food security and “a hand up”

2017-04-04T20:42:51+00:00March 30th, 2017|Community Impact, Community Investments, Healthy people strong communities|

Running out of food before that next paycheque. Having to purchase unhealthy processed foods because you can't afford anything else. Skipping meals to save a bit of money. This is what food insecurity looks like in our community. "We often take this basic need for granted, but food security is unfortunately something that thousands of [...]

7 02, 2017

“Housing Matters” Seeing is Believing Tour – A Student’s View

2017-02-24T17:36:57+00:00February 7th, 2017|Community Impact, Know your community, Poverty to Possibility, Seeing is Believing Tours|

It was a slushy January afternoon when a small group of 14 community-minded individuals gathered at United Way to embark on a journey from emergency shelter to long-term housing. At 1:00 pm, we were greeted by our fearless leader Sarah, Community Campaign Manager at the United Way, who kindly offered us coffee and cookies to [...]